An underworld where reality becomes mythological again” – PAN shares video for Heith’s “Dero

Heith’s devout interest in the notion of reality started long before he recorded his latest album. The Italian musician, producer, and artist probed the spiritual aspects of sound and its cosmogenic potential already in his previous works released on his own Haunter Records label. The single is off his upcoming album on PAN ‘X, wheel’, coming out October 7th.

Last week, PAN shared the video for Heith’s “Dero”. The video is stunning, confusing, and futuristic. It’s one of those videos where you don’t really know what you’re watching – but, at the same time, it feels familiar. The title “Dero” comes from the informal name of the inhabitants of the lost civilisation Lemuria, according to the writing of American “outsider” artist Richard Shavers. 

The video itself furthers the tale, inspired by the architecture and films of Robert Weine, who is most well-known for his expressionist silent film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Following along in this style, the story takes place in a liminal world after the fall of a city, an underworld where reality becomes mythological again, and the coming of a new language is awaited in a desolate post-human scenario.

Photo by Sam Clarke

The video was directed by environmental design studio DECLINO, founded by architect Andrea Belosi and game designer Alessandro Bertelle. It features unknown letters and symbols belonging to a mysterious language scroll on the walls of the ruins. The language was developed by Heith and Pietro Agostoni and called “Angel’s Hair”, an asemic, non-linear script acting as a vehicle for ineffable communications, subconscious manifestations and cybernetic divination.

Concept & video illustration by DECLINO: @andrea.declino @gvn908
Letttering Design @pietroagostoni

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