“‘Golden Light’ is unlike any song on ‘Contradiction,’ pretty much straight to the point,” says SCHAMMASCH vocalist C.S.R. of the track that provides the soundtrack to their new music video. “The song basically describes the moment before reaching a higher state of being, before receiving the light of progression.”

According to Valnoir, “The video was shot during three days, Summer Solstice 2014, in the French Pyrénées, 20 km north of the Spanish border. I have centuries-old roots in the ground of this arid, almost desertic land. When SCHAMMASCH came to ask me to direct a video for them, considering the sun being the center point of the band’s universe, I immediatly thought that this solar, sterile country would be the most substantial solution. Not being a movie director myself, so to speak, I looked around for the most talented image-maker I could think of, and William Lacalmontie and I teamed up. French Cataluña is probably the last and only location in France where the Spanish ritual of the holy week can still be found. This inspired us to find an aesthetic and conceptual starting point of the story. It’s important, when possible, to have the core of a piece bound to the spacial context where it happens.”

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