Neosho is the duo of Jackson Bennett and Justin Bernard Williams. Tomorrow (November 10th), they will release their debut album, Borderline, which shuns a conventional sound in favor of one that’s far more exciting. Bennett provides the vocals while Williams provides a backdrop of saxophone, synths, and sample chopping. Everything comes together in an odd package that’s undeniably ear-catching. But today, we also want to focus on a visual aspect of the band’s music. Check out our premiere of Neosho’s video for “Time Traveler” and learn about its creation from Justin Bernard Williams.
“Time Traveler” was created as a backdrop to our live show using a Max MSP plugin for Ableton Live. That’s a lot of jargon. Basically, I was able to wrap JPEGs around different objects that react to different musical parts. Think: “iTunes visualizer on crack.” I used some additional video to create a loose narrative that correlates to some of the lyrics. I hope the result best estimates David Lynch getting frustrated with iTunes.