Premiere: Unpacking DOOMSQUAD’s Completely Batshit ‘Pyramids On Mars’ Video (Watch)


Premiere: Unpacking DOOMSQUAD’s Completely Batshit ‘Pyramids On Mars’ Video (Watch)


Following their 2014 debut, Kalaboogieself-recorded in the woods of Northern Canada—sibling trio DOOMSQUAD have begun rolling out their sophomore full-length project, Total Time, due out April 29 via Bella Union. Drawing inspiration from their favorite artists—Georges Bataille, Richard Tuttle, Tanya Tagaq and Genesis P-Orridge—the outfit wrote and recorded this project in New Mexico, spawning a stunning full-length packed with hypnotic, pulsating soundscapes.

The album’s lead buzz single, “Solar Ass,” was written as a love song to a donkey (seriously), while its follow-up, “Pyramids On Mars,” continues with the group’s eclectic approach to trance music—something DOOMSQUAD hopes will guide listeners through a “genderless experience” of transition to owning time, losing time and becoming timeless.



“The [‘Pyramids On Mars’] video is about the cyclical nature of time in correlation with memory, biology and the environment,” DOOMSQUAD explained. “It examines the polarities of drought and abundance, barrenness and vitality, male and female, singularly and plurality through a psychic quagmire of astral dust and mirrors.”

…If you’re completely confused by DOOMSQUAD’s enticing gibberish—us included—please allow us to break down the video’s beautifully bizarre plot, using our first available, surface level thinking.

A woman casually consumes this polaroid picture, because why not? 

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This same woman removes her robe, revealing a layer of hovering digitized water, with which two boys drink from.

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A green-eyed owl man appears before the newly quenched boys and stares ominously. 

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We’re introduced to a strange, old man and swirling green pool.

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And these two powdered faced women begin making motions for us to come closer—no thanks.

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An evening dinner takes place beneath a purple sky, featuring our favorite old man and those two eerie twins. 

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That same polaroid is then regurgitated (How did it get inside this woman’s mouth?) and handed to the surprisingly nonchalant old man. 

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Before the video closes with this disgustingly cute creature, which looks like one-part sea creature, one-part brain and one-part leftover meatloaf. 

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Watch the BULLETT premiere of DOOMSQUAD’s totally insane video, below: