VIOLENCE (sometimes stylized VILENCE, V†LENCE, or V†L£://CE) began as an art-house project by Olin "Palmtrees Caprisun" Caprison five years ago. A multi-instrumentalist, Caprison composes, produces, and performs all of VIOLENCE's output. Kicking things off with their first physical release, the two-part EP 'REPTILE/Hand-Me-Downs From Heaven' on Steak au Zoo Records in 2012, VIOLENCE have perfrormed throughout the US and self-released several EPs, before being hand-picked as a featured artist on Mykki Blanco's DogFood Music Group earlier this year.
Purveyors of 'hard body grime, morose noise, and celebratory anthems' – VIOLENCE's compositions are complex, and shift between multiple styles of music, combining them all in one song. Wintertime is a haunting flurry of fogged over sounds, that still don't clear when you breathe hot air and wipe them. Caprison's vocals reverberate inside a dark and shifting almost industrial sound, and paired up with the desert shot video, leave viewers with a hint of fascination.
To add a bit of context, when asked to describe their video, VIOLENCE said: "It's about all those times you get inside from the cold and your partner presses their cold feet against you under the covers. It's from a trip I took more than a year ago to the Grand Canyon, just chillin' in the middle of this desert; in this no-space."
VIOLENCE play Illuminations on November 6th as part of Mykki Blanco's C-ORE showcase (tickets).