By the time the mid 90s hit, documentary film Baraka, was being played in chill out rooms of raves and on the TVs of house parties almost everywhere you went. The original film featured music by Michael Stearns, Dead Can Dance, L. Subramaniam, Ciro Hurtado, Inkuyo, Brother and David Hykes -but the audio was always replaced with whatever music was DJ-ed in the surrounding space at the time.
This meant the film was constantly recontextualized to suit whatever sub-culture inhabited the place it shared. More often than not, the gazing viewer was left with a sense of smallness and wonder at how amazing the world truly can be. Watch us humans go. Look at everything we do. Look at how diverse we are. Wow.
The Overthrow’s latest side project; heavy noir industrial band, 3 Teeth, have revisited this concept by editing parts of the movie to score their single “Nihil”. The result is a surgically defined, Moreau-esque being who shutters forth a message of ultimate impending calamity and chaos. We become acutely aware of just how little control we have, and we only have ourselves to blame. Look at everything we do. Oh shit. Watch us humans go.