CONDENSER is an exploratory music video. It is part travelogue, part ghosted gaze, and part response to architecture. Although the Moscow metros are famed for their interior design, they are embedded in the deeper avant-garde architectural idea of the Social Condenser. Like electrical condensers that transform the nature of electrical current, a Social Condenser attempts to catalyze and revolutionize a social way of life through architecture.
The electro-futuro constructed spaces of Moscow are rendered in a high contrast duo-tone to address this utopian desire, and to present such desire as the apparition it seems to only ever be. The music also carries these electrical charges; its compelling rhythm and chordal drones were created by processing a segment of sound, as heard at the start of the piece, recorded at a Moscow Metro station.