Massive Attack – Saturday Come Slow video with Guantanamo Bay detainee Ruhal Ahmed – also live @ Wiltern

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Massive Attack has been one of my favs since Protection came out in the early nineties, and while Heligoland is by far their weakest album, their weakest album is still better than most other bands’ strongest. this is the new video/film for Saturday Come Slow with Blur/Gorillaz’ Damon Albarn. it’s an incredibly ballsy move to run something like this as your slick new promotional tool, and i think it’s an incredibly effective piece. (no bullshit, jesus satan went to jail a few weeks back (don’t drink and drive, kids), and they pulled a lot of the same ridiculous shit. i can’t imagine having to spend months and even years of your life under those kinds of conditions, no matter what the crime.) check out some of the other progressive videos from Heligoland here. i wholeheartedly recommend the NSFW film for Paradise Circus with Georgina Spelvin of The Devil In Miss Jones fame. Massive is also playing two shows at the Wiltern on May 18th and 19th (tickets here), which i also wholeheartedly recommend. their live shows are beautiful, sophisticated pieces of collaborative art. more from their blog about the video for Saturday Come Slow and Music Against Torture after the jump.

Filmed inside Cambridge University’s anechoic chamber (designed to create total silence) and featuring former Guantanamo Bay detainee, Ruhal Ahmed, this short by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin is a reflection on Ahmed’s experiences whilst in detention (particularly how he was interrogated using high-volume music) and about the use of human sound on the body.

www.zerodb.org [music against torture]

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