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      Sharing Cigarettes and Avatar Blood in Kane Vale’s “Pure Harm”

      April 30, 2015

      After moving to Belgium at a young age, Kane Vale (formerly known as Tarantula X) has returned to his roots and immersed himself in Toronto's musical and cultural hotbed. Now he's ready to release new material, starting with a music video for his track "Pure Harm" from his recent full-length album, ...

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      After moving to Belgium at a young age, Kane Vale (formerly known as Tarantula X) has returned to his roots and immersed himself in Toronto's musical and cultural hotbed. Now he's ready to release new material, starting with a music video for his track "Pure Harm" from his recent full-length album, Oleander.

      "Pure Harm" is a creation by the crew at LIGHT & HEVVY, a Toronto-based photography, film, and design operation. The track's refreshing and melodic beat is juxtaposed against the dark and shaded tones of the video. "Pure Harm" is depicted through a storyline, one that involves some avatar blood and cigarette swapping.

      The track itself is the audio translation of a summer breeze. Vale fluidly meshes the steady synths with some atmospheric samples to create one dark and unexpected story.

      Kane Vale is on Facebook // Twitter // SoundCloud

      Credits:
      Director: Steven Meyers
      Producer: Carina Mak
      DOP: Robert Walsh
      1st AC: Andrea Cuda
      Key Grip: Todd Thompson
      Grip: Rafael Ruiz
      Grip: Kiel Campbell
      M10 Operator: David Dvir
      Driver / Swing: Sean Sullivan
      Mua: Samantha Pickles
      PA: Julia Grzeskowiak
      Editing / Colour: LIGHT&HEVVY

      Cast:
      Girl: Alex Lafarciola (Plutino Group)
      Guy: Jay (Elmer Olsen)

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