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Beautiful Machine Shihad, Music Video – 2008

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The title track of Shihad’s seventh studio album sees the band moving beyond the harder edged rock of much of their previous work and embracing new technologies (with a decidedly electro introduction) while lyrically questioning the degree to which humanity has lived up to its potential. Director Sam Peacocke places the band in the wilderness of a damp, fog filled, tussock marsh of blacks, greys and dark greens while a man (an apple short of Margritte’s ‘Son of Man’) and woman rise up and run towards each other: irresistibly drawn to human connection.

Key Cast & Crew

Sam Peacocke

Director, Editor

Helen Naulls

Producer

Availability

Album and individual track available from iTunes.

Acknowledgements

Made with funding from NZ On Air