ElectroMagneticPulse – “AWAKEN” (video)


The newly released video for “AWAKEN,” the moody psychedelia track from Australian artist ElectroMagneticPulse (EMP), captures a sense of otherworldly brooding. A fireside ceremony of sorts is accompanied by surreal images evoking life and death, as well as the chaos of life.

The visual accompaniment proves as a stirring addition to “AWAKEN,” which enamors with its moody blend of psychedelic electronic and rock. Organ flickers and effervescent synth creeping emerges alongside a suave vocal lead. Post-punk guitar tones linger past the one-minute mark, with ensuing cathedral-like organs lending a haunting feeling. “AWAKEN” is chock-full of gripping atmosphere throughout.

Per the artist: “Thematically the clip touches on the revelatory time the world is experiencing and the kind of coming-of-age humanity is in the midst of, as the collective comes to terms with corruptive power structures, information warfare and ‘bread and circuses’ contrasted by true sovereignty, understanding of self, community and expanding consciousness.”

ElectroMagneticPulse (aka Ali Jon Nooriafshar) made the video in collaboration with DOP’s, Aimee Claire Nicholls and Alexey Kovalev of ‘A-Team Creatives.’ Beginning in February 2022, the results consists of multiple shoots across the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, Australia.

The artist says the following about “AWAKEN”: “I recorded, mixed, produced, sang and played the instruments on this track and It was inspired by a flash of remembrance that we are all starstuff incarnate with amnesia, fallen off the path of harmony.”

Speaking more about the project: “It’s a project close to my heart. In many ways it’s a vulnerable channeling of my vision, crystallised and manifested into music with the intention of highlighting the integral importance of ‘knowing thyself’ in order to awaken in awe to the mysterious universe we’re so innately interconnected to.”

“AWAKEN” and other memorable tracks from that month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of August 2021’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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