“A few years ago I started compiling video footage of lines being traced from right to left. I liked the effect of cutting between disparate lines when oriented in a consistent place on the visual field. For me, the footage has a meditative yet propulsive energy, which I thought suited the mood and groove of “Twin Loss.” I sang the song while being chased by a reversing rental car one late night in Hawaii.” – Nate
“The song was written after we saw a guy get stabbed outside our practice space” and “set the tone” for the general mood of the track. The video uses archived footage from NASA, the ESA, and the National Archives creating sort of a post apocalyptic montage sequence. It was shot by Amanda Blohm and edited by KNTRLR themselves.
Gabriel Birnbaum (b. 1986, Boston, MA) is a multi-instrumentalist and composer living in Brooklyn, NY. He has performed on stage or on record with artists such as Sixto Rodriguez, DeVotchKa, Akron/Family, The One AM Radio, and SKATERS and his projects have shared stages with Deerhoof, Gogol Bordello, Phosphorescent, and J. Tillman. He has performed at Lincoln Center, the Bonnaroo Music Festival, the Kennedy Center, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. He is a full time member of the Ethiopian pop ensemble Debo Band (Sub Pop). Wilder Maker is the latest in a series of vessels for his own writing, and has been compared to Bill Callahan, Van Morrison, Bon Iver, The Band, Jandek, Wilco, & Elliott Smith. My Old Kentucky Blog described God Bless The Hunger, his previous record, as “a little like listening to a mashup of Dongs Of Sevotion and Love Cry,” and it is still his favorite press quote.