A neon-soaked, window-rattling synth banger in Dan Friel’s “Thumper” video

Dan Friel: Total FolkloreDan Friel: Total Folklore (Thrill Jockey, 2/19/13)

Today sees the release of Dan Friel’s Total Folklore, a soundtrack to the urban environment that’s “halfway between overwhelming noise rock and video-game chiptunes.”

The video for “Thumper,” a melodic yet overblown synth tune that cranks the bass, finds Friel at an electronic workstation, headbanging and hunched over the controls while a big screen delivers trippy neon visuals.

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