by Alan Sanders on August 23, 2011
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Bon Iver’s latest, self-titled LP is superb. Evoking strong emotions and visions, the layered tracks are serene yet jarring. The recently released music video for the single “Holocene” is beautiful. Consisting of only a young boy exploring the natural beauty of Iceland, each scene fits into the track like a puzzle piece. As the clip progresses, nature subtly changes: rocks grow, a stone turns into a bird, and ripples move strangely. This departure from reality creates a visual accompaniment to the off-putting, droning synthesizers that reach into and throughout the song. The video is worth a watch if only for the Planet Earth-esque scenery, let alone the fact that it’s a Bon Iver video.