dublab is excited to present the next chapter of the VisionVersion film series. This live performance by ESP was filmed at Cheetahs Hollywood in Silverlake, one of the oldest gentleman’s clubs in Los Angeles. It was organized as a live happening, for which the audience was encouraged to come in futuristic costume and enjoy a night of next wave wonder. Set on the mirrored stage, ESP seem to control the dancers’ movements with their bubbling bass and tribal flow, while visual projections bounce around them creating a vibrant display that echos the club’s colorful lights.
ESP is a new Los Angeles-based trio whose primary interest is, as their name implies, Extra Sensory Perception. The group explores this phenomena through their own synesthetic, synth-laden dreamscapes which literally overflow with hypercolored visuals. This is ESP, the sights, sounds and sensory overload of the West Coast cosmos.
The brother / sister combo of Aska and Seiya Matsumiya (keyboards / vocals & keyboards / electronics, respectively) are joined by Bobby Evans (drums & electronics). The catalyst and dynamics of the band as natural as the group’s synergy and soaring late night anthems of ESP’s debut EP, due out in August. The band has already released the 627 remix EP (w/ remixes of the title track by Lucky Dragons, Hecuba, etc.) and also has a split 10″ with kindred spirits UFO due out soon via Oh Wow.
This VisionVersion was directed by Alex Pelly, dublab’s video manager, who previously directed the Javelin VisionVersion at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater, and has co-produced several others with Mark “frosty” McNeill. She is also a director with The Masses Lab and creates ESP’s live visuals.