Panaviscope has dropped his new video for the track titled ‘Breathing In Reverse’. For being a one-man band, Panaviscope (a.k.a. Alex Duloz) has a clear cut vision and that is no more evident with this song. A smooth hook with varied percussion and a stylistic chord progression overlayed with harmonic gritted vocals, Panaviscope proves that the music comes first with varied styles and overlaying genres.
But that’s not all. The video is a perfect representation of the vision that is Alex with an artistic representation of him in silhouette as Panaviscope done in such a captivating way that the visual and audio are now perfectly married in your memory.
Panaviscope (a.k.a Alex Duloz) is a one-man band from Geneva, Switzerland, who composes, plays all of his own instruments and sings. He began writing songs on the family piano at age six and went on to study music in Los Angeles at California Institute of the Arts. Panaviscope is the amalgamation of his talents as both a musician and visual artist, designing the aesthetics that make up this alluring mosaic of modern pop and ominous romanticism.
Panaviscope is emerging as a flag bearer for the new Swiss scene redefining pop music. Inspired by the likes of Pink Floyd and Air, Panaviscope’s sonic universe embodies the big band and falsetto vocal stylings of Supertramp, as well as elements of Beach House, Tame Impala, MGMT and Everything Everything – an aerial pop, with a powerful rhythm section that embraces progressive 70’s space rock guitars and effective synths.
Breathing In Reverse is immersive wade into the waters of Panaviscope’s surrealist themes, synth-laden soundscape, and eccentric vocals. Accurately exhibiting his creative flame, it’s a gallant attempt to corral his hydra-headed artistic tendencies, with something new and ear-catching jumping out of the speakers every few seconds.
Acting as music meets lyric video, there is clearly a recurring thread running to connect ‘Breathing In Reverse’ with ‘Kiss yourself to death’, apart from the album itself. Stylistically, the bold colors meeting dark human shadows mimic each other. However, the electro-pop tone of the song is imitated by the figures as they jump and dash about as any rock legend has on stage.
Speaking of the track Duloz says: “‘In three minutes, you travel from electro to classic 70s rock, in a very smooth journey. I’m happy with the aesthetic of this song. The result is extremely cinematic. At the end of the song, you should wonder ‘What the hell just happened to me?’ In this song, I talk about going back to the forest. I explore a romantic vision of nature. A parenthesis.”