The really powerful new video / single from Divide and Dissolve’s “Indignation” is out today. It’s “a prayer that land be given back to Indigenous people,” saxophonist/guitarist Takiaya Reed explains. “A hope that future generations no longer experience the atrocities and fervent violence that colonization continues to bring forth.”
Its accompanying video was directed by Sepi Mashiahof who explains,
“In reflecting on the powerful and vital messaging found in Divide and Dissolve’s music: decolonization, the destruction of white supremacy, and liberation from oppressive structures—this video is about the collective grief we experience about the lives we all could have were it not for the cruel and arbitrary systems of power that impede each and every one of our potentials. The potential to truly love ourselves and each other is distorted by the agendas of vicious capitalist vultures who seek to emaciate our joys, bonds, and communities for their own gain. This video depicts an abstracted portrait of what suffering under these accelerating conditions feels like. Technology, dysphoria, dream-form sentience, transaction, and depersonalization constitute the thematic palette, laid upon the hope of shedding our current forms and transcending into boundless, beautiful ether.”
Divide and Dissolve’s new album Systemic (Invada Records) was produced by Ruban Neilson of Unknown Mortal Orchestra and sees its release June 30, 2023.