Not content with just having the one of the best albums of the year in One, TesseracT got Ganesh Rao to direct one of the best videos of the year. Not only that, but the re-working of “Eden” is fantastic. While I miss the outro and wish they had kept the song’s length, it all sounds great, especially that new riff about halfway through. It’s not to all of our tastes here, but hell; it’s essentially a ‘radio edit’ for promotional purposes, so Chris can shut his gob.
The elephant in the room, Elliot Coleman, doesn’t disappoint either. He stays faithful to the source material, yet he adds his own touch. Excellent! Hopefully this will convert a few uneasy Dan Tompkins purists, and I know between this and that demo posted a few months ago I’m super excited to hear what TesseracT come up with next!
A few people, Chris included, have drawn comparisons between Elliot and The Mars Volta‘s idiosyncratic frontman Cedric Bixler-Zavala, and this is only compounded by what we presume are the video’s antagonists; the men in suits with red cloth bags over their heads, which are reminiscent of the figures synonymous with their album Frances The Mute (and also the Silents in Doctor Who. Nerd swag). It looks great anyway; well worth the wait.
You can catch TesseracT on tour in North America now on Saints & Sinners supporting Between the Buried and Me and Animals as Leaders. It’s sure to be a great show! Check out the dates here!