June 5th, 2013
Performance art! Melting icecaps! It’s the strangest/best music video you’ll see all week.
Finnish musician and performance artist HK119 is in a world of her own, quite literally. Think The Knife’s ecstatic experimentalism as vocalised by Nico at her most atonal and you might come somewhere near Heidi Kilpeläinen’s brand of out-there electronic music. Christoffer Berg, who’s worked with Fever Ray and Little Dragon was so drawn to her compelling blend of weirdness that he ended up producing her new album, Imaginature.
For her video, ‘Iceberg’, Kilpeläinen shudders, twitches and wiggles her hips against an abstract backdrop of crashing seas, all the while dressed as the aforementioned iceberg. Then she collapses into a heap and lets loose a free jazz interpretation of Catelyn Stark’s scream at the end of the last Game of Thrones. Trust us when we say HK119 is the oddest thing you’ll see all week – we think it works. Do you?
Imaginature is out now on One Little Indian Records. HK119 plays Hoxton Bar & Kitchen on 10th July 2013 and will be performing at Secret Garden Party on 27th July. hk119.co.uk