Timber Timbre - Beat The Drum Slowly [Official Video]
From Hot Dreams
Animated by Chad VanGaalen
On Hot Dreams, Timber Timbre’s third full length for Arts & Crafts, Taylor Kirk and Simon Trottier daub vibrant colour across the band’s ever-evolving palette, connecting arid western to plodding horror with the pomp of Hollywood phantasm. “Beat The Drum Slowly”, the prelude to Hot Dreams, ambles out of the greyscale shadows of Timber Timbre’s 2011 album Creep On Creepin’ On (2011) with an unsettling tint. The funereal march lopes sedately over mounds of “celluloid ashes” before becoming subsumed by a militaristic vamp amidst the futile scream of upset spirits. All of this is intimately imagined by Chad VanGaalen’s animation, suggesting his complicity in the “weird crimes often and softly” committed therein.