Summer is officially a day gone, but its spirit remains strong on in this seasonal ode. From her recent Nite-Glo release, Stellar OM Source’s “Live” becomes a night-in-the-life document of ecstatic, unbound youth.
You may remember director Johann Rashid from the psychotropic diaries of Sunshine Soup, FRKWYS Vol. 12’s companion film. For “Live,” Rashid sheds Soup’s vibrating color for monochrome while maintaining an acute awareness to the human form and response.
Stellar OM Source’s Nite-Glo is available now in vinyl and digital forms.
Following last week’s release of Joy One Mile, Stellar OM Source shares a video for “Polarity”. Christelle Gualdi, the force behind Stellar OM Source, directed the video and had this to share:
“While waking up one morning, an image of a Japanese girl dressed in a kimono and walking along the edge of a swimming pool surrounded by fog appeared to me. This image became the inspiration point for “Polarity”. I developed the abstract narrative arc from this conscious dreaming: the women, the kimonos, the water choreography and the reflective play of light.”
“As we shot, the pieces fell right into place. The set felt like an animated fashion shoot, exaggerated details in the exchange between the beautiful women of the water. A feel of mystery and expectation initiates the sequences. I needed a central character to direct the energy flow, and the girl in blue face became this. When she submerges underwater, we understand her role. The flashbacks explain more before the ballet begins. The object of their dance is revealed in the end: polarity as an exchange of beauty.”