A stark and frightening clip, the band had this to say regarding the clip: “The first video to the new Phal:Angst Album "Black Country" is to the song "Hardwire" and it was shot in the legendary Viennese café/bar "Café Stadtbahn" which enjoys a perfect reputation with local bohemians, (sub)cultural people & heavy drinkers. So, a perfect ambience for Phal:Angst.
Also note the sign for "Kat's Caravan" which was a regular event there and refers to the legendary radio show by Jim Lowe & John Peel. The "story" of the video is social alienation, boredom, voicelessness but also a glorification of slowness. It might not be a coincidence that this one comes out of the city of Vienna, well known for it's morbidity, leisureliness and psychoanalysis. It took the viewers of the test screenings usually about 5 minutes to start asking themselves "what the fuck?!”
"At the end all questions should be answered.”
Phal:Angst is an Industrial/Post-Rock-Band from Vienna/Austria. Formed in 2006, they sit between Industrial, EBM, Post-Rock and Doom; taking influence from bands like Earth, Mogwai, Coil, Front 242 and Neurosis. They’re set to release their new album “Black Country” on November 14th alongside an album of “Black Country” remixes from prominent Austrian producers.
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