THE VAMPIRE SQUID
Vampyroteuthis infernalis-also known as the vampire squid-is gelatinous in form, the only squid known to have tooth-like spikes on its’ arms to capture its’ prey, and covered in photophores. Photophores are light-producing organs, giving the squid the ability to become completely invisible in the dark abyss in which it lives, at depths up to about 900 meters. Any SCUBA diver will tell you visible white light is non-existent at around 100 meters, the recreational depth limit for a human diver is about 40 meters, it is safe to assume that the vampire squid has lived without interaction from humans since the beginning of time.
Tous Les Garçons et les Fille is a cover of the famous Françoise Hardy track from the 1960s by avant experimental artist Arc. The prominent bass resemble the intense pressure of the deep, and the muffled vocals represent the disorientation with how a diver might feel from diving too deep.
Be sure to check out his Amdiscs release, Athlete, here. He’s also got a show in Boston coming up at O’Briens in Allston, MA with my dear friends PPALMM and Birthdays along with Teenage Reverb.
Arc: Tous les Garçons et les Filles (Françoise Hardy)