The combination of Amanda Palmer and Edward Ka-Spel has struck again! The pair have released a new video for “The Clock At The Back Of The Cage,” a track from the upcoming May 5 LP I Can Spin a Rainbow. Like the vast majority of Palmer’s work, the video was funded by her fans via Patreon with over 9300 patrons contributing. The resulting video is a true piece of visual art, with the song serving as spellbinding soundtrack.
Edward Ka-Spel, frontman of The Legendary Pink Dots makes a very intriguing music partner for Palmer, and the results have been impressive. Palmer stated when the album was announced that this collaboration has been a lifelong dream of hers; The Legendary Pink Dots have served as a powerful inspiration for her own art.
The video stars Christy Louise Flaws & Luke O’Connor, who are both directors along with Chris Bennett. The pair stiltedly move up and across the screen, herded by furniture fragments and large, drab sheets that form elephants and serpentine vines. The song is led vocally by Ka-Spel, as he spins an enchanting tale backed by Palmer’s idiosyncratic singing.
The video encourages the viewer to switch to full-screen mode, as that is the optimal way to watch.
The duo released an equally artful music video for their tune “Beyond the Beach” back in March.
Amanda Palmer and Edward Ka-Spel Tour Dates 2017
May 17 – Boston, MA – Middle East
May 20 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
May 21 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade NYC
May 23 – San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
May 24 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
May 31 – Warsaw, PO – Proxima
June 1 – Munich, DE – Muffathalle
June 2 – Leipzig, DE – Wave & Gotik Treffen
June 4 – Prague, CZ – Palác Akropolis
June 5 – Hamburg, DE – Fabrik
June 9 – Antwerp, BE – Trix Club
June 10 – Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg
June 11 – Paris, FR – Cigale
June 13 – London, UK – Heaven
June 16 – Vienna, AT – Porgy & Bess
Photo Credit: Raymond Flotat