I’m excited to premiere The Luyas’ new video for Moodslayer - which sounds oddly similar to the “moodswinger” an instrument played by vocalist Jessie Stein. I only found out recently what a moodswinger was (and no, it’s not a slang for “girl”!) It’s actually a twelve string electric zither with an additional third bridge designed by Dutch experimental luthier Yuri Landman. It sounds about as serious as it, sounds.
This Montreal-based band is known for their psychedelic light shows and mystical tunes – so it’s not surprising that this video is a visual representation of their aesthetic. It was the brainchild of Derrick Belcham (A Story Told Well/La Blogotheque) Jessie Stein and Ruby Kato Attwood who unite under the moniker of “Schtuff”. Read more on their process and watch the video after the jump.