Collapsing Scenery is the combination of the collective powers of Don De Vore (Ink & Dagger, Lilys, The Icarus Line, Amazing Baby) and Reggie Debris.

The band uses their music to straddle the gap between music, art, film and politics. Stress Positions is their debut album, which was released last summer.

They’ve just released the cinematic and artful music video for it’s current single “The Grey Cardinal.” The images are well suited to the moody and atmospheric art rock of the track.

Below, find a quote from the band’s Reggie Debris about the video:

‘The Grey Cardinal’ is a nickname for Vladislav Surkov, the architect of the modern Russian propaganda machine. His tactics, largely derived from his background in experimental theater, essentially boil down to creating a thicket of confusion and mistrust out of which a strong leader can emerge and provide a sense of stability and solidity. The miasma of chaos and obfuscation is created in part by developing and/or supporting opposing groups of activists (for example far-right nationalists and left wing anti-fascists). The song is a meditation on how these ideas and tactics have proliferated across the modern political landscape and exploded with the prevalence of online news and web based communities, as well as a sort of abstract character study of Surkov himself, an eminently fascinating demon of modern discourse (or lack thereof).

You can find the music video for “The Grey Cardinal” available to watch below.

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