Many are the sounds that populate the modern listening landscape, but jelly the astronaut refuses to blend in with the crowd. Even though their previous works were best characterised as minimal and abrasive electronica, this did not stop the mysterious Italian artist from reinventing himself with a new, fluctuating and catchy sound. Somewhere between the Radiohead melancholy and AIR‘s ambient pop, Papers is a work whose only sin is not lasting for a whole album.
With Lorenzo Di Carlantonio on the drums and with the aid of Cesare di Flaviano on vocal composition, there is a sort of nostalgic melancholy that settles in as soon as the videoclip starts. In it, we are taken through a series of long shots that, dynamically, inspect a photographic mural, meddling into the memories that it recursively evokes. The unsaturated black and white helps in creating this universe that is hard to place in present time, where somehow everything that is experienced in the moment has already past, in constant camera motion.
You can watch the jelly the astronaut videoclip for Papers below.