♫♪  メトロノリ Metoronori - “湖に行って!”

Kenji Yamamoto told me about メトロノリ Metoronori last Summer. Since then I’ve been waiting to hear something from her. It has appeared. It’s “湖に行って!” which means “Go to the Lake!” Beautiful when frozen over. Beautiful while melting, becoming softer, hushed water and cracking ice and melting stone.

In this video, released alongside the single by Tokyo’s Virgin Babylon Records, the going to, and the goings on, of going into nature fall out of step. We see seashells open green-screened portals, and landscapes fly by in spliced maps and shaky video, and snowflakes float, inexplicably, all around. A Swiss guide book tumbles down the screen eventually. Could Switzerland be her dream? Whatever it is, she wakes up from it at night on a boardwalk beside a factory- and pylon-lined river. Stark. Strangely serene. Are we in Tokyo? It’s unknown. But, this is the nature of reality. Gentle. Senseless. Mysterious. A vision of.

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