Arrangement wise, lead vocals are at the centerstage for the most of the song. Singer Bartos Sobieraj is masterfully singing the song with a clean voice, and shows his darker character when he distorts his voice from time to time, adding tension to the song’s overall cinematic feeling.
Talking about cinematics, the music video for Satellite accompanies the track beautifully. It is mostly shot around a volcanic lake formation, and colored to reflect a dark autumn twilight. We see cuts of disturbing images such as a crawling centipede and dark blood dripping, blended with soothing images of a nightsky and lake, other than the band members themselves. The band draws influences from a variety of genres and that is reflected in the video as well. I interpreted the red fractal glitches as a reflection of their electronic influences and the film burn as their more analogue/classic influences. While it isn’t a masterpiece, it flows and matches great with the song.
When I take all these into account, I’d like to say that I enjoyed listening to Votum. I would love to see their song satellite as the opening sequence of a supernatural thriller series that keeps you on the edge of your seat, even the music video for the song hints at that.
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