This was certainly a strange Halloween week, everyone. Halloween has always been the holiday where your freak flag can hang high, but this year, too many other strange occurrences went down. Case in point, a portion of the country got hit with one of the worst early snowstorms imaginable. Yes, New England hailed to the Pumpkin Throne in 10 inches of fresh powder. It literally was a scene out of The Nightmare Before Christmas. Everybody else in the nation probably went about their usual business, but weird things were still afoot. Here at Cluster 1, things still had a ghoulish vibe to it. We posted some terrifying videos this week (T.O.Y.S anyone?), and saw a few artists’ spooky side (Duck Sauce). Things may have been a little off-kilter for the holiday, but thats how its supposed to be.
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Akron/Family Cast A Net
It feels like kids today have lost that thrill of going on an outdoor adventure. Those moments when they practically leap out of their homes to explore the surrounding country is tougher to hold on to in major cities. Akron/Familys music video for Cast A Net brings that feeling back, showing the journey of a young girl through forests and beaches. This isnt your average nature walk, though. Theres something mystical to be found as well. -JM
Architecture in Helsinki W.O.W.
Depression is a terrible thing to be stuck in. The overwhelming feeling of sadness just doesnt affect your emotional or mental states. Its physical as well, leaving you listless and exhausted. The main character of Architecture in Helsinkis latest piece is in such a state. However, a ray of happiness manages to break through his despondent cloud and rejuvenates him. What is his cure? Lets just say it lives under the sea. -JM