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Posted Dec 21st, 2012 (11:30 am) by Derek Edry
Digits, "Love Is Only Affection", Alt Altman
Digits, "Love Is Only Affection", Alt Altman

The project of Toronto musician Alt Altman, Digits makes melancholy synth-pop in the style of Depeche Mode and Junior Boys. Digits most recent mix tape Death and Desire was released earlier this year for free through Altman’s website.

The “Love is Only Affection” music video, directed by Seth Mendelson, was released on December 17th. A female European-looking alien crashes her spaceship on Earth, and suffers an injury to her side that causes her to leak goo. As she wanders limpidly through what appears to be the outskirts of Area 51, she encounters various people in acts of lustful passion. Each encounter causes her to leak more goo, and she becomes weaker, until she collapses in surrender next to a fallen statue of a human.

The setting and the detached nature of her encounters gives the video a surreal quality that feels an appropriate match for Digits musical approach.

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