T’is the season. A Wolf People ripper about witches? Time-lapse imagery of a druidic countryside? That’s about as Halloweeny as they come, gang. Drop the needle on this hyper-autumnal, gothic blues and we swear a low fog will begin to slither from your speakers. Ruins is out on Nov. 11. It’s got the thick Sabbath licks and the even thicker Zeppelin/Dilla beats you’ve come to fully expect from the Wolfies — though on Ruins it’s cut through with an urgency found in the album’s ecologically-minded themes.
The single is accompanied by an eerie visual with direction from Marsha Balaeva and drone footage from Ivan Makarov which premieres today via CLRVYNT.
On the video, Balaeva explains,
“I was born in the Soviet Union, and growing up, one of the streets in our neighbourhood was named after one of the pilots from the all-female 558th Night Bomber Regiment that operated during WWII. These women flew old biplanes under the cover of darkness and bombed the invading Germans. The planes were too slow and would have been easy targets in daylight, but at night they could cut out their engines and glide silently to their target and drop their cargo. Germans gave them the name of Nachthexen (Night Witches).”
“For this video I wanted to use stop-motion animation to depict the time when eerie shadows and flashes of light in the night brought fear into the hearts of those on the ground. The time when the setting dusk spelt the beginning of a night of terrors and vulnerability. Much of the video was filmed at night in the Lake District in the UK, but the drone footage was made in Russia, where the Night Witches flew all these years ago.”
Dig it above.