The clip for Pass, a recording by L.A.'s $3.33 (Celia Hollander) originally performed within Pierre Huyghe's video work Shore, displays a tired outer-urban backdrop—rundown small apartment buildings rendered especially dour by the overcast weather and the debris (unidentifiable white rectangles) scattered across the ground in front of them. Shot from a window (sometimes through the glass, sometimes not), $3.33's video quickly reveals the source of the debris: it's coming from the sky, floating down from who-knows-where. The quiet, floating minimalism of the airborn objects comes across in the music, which is likewise clean, airy, a little mysterious. But, like her fellow Angeleno Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, $3.33 crafts a composition (mastered by Sean McCann) that—though sedate and "ethereal"—carries with it a sense of earthly danger, undergirded by persistent deep pulses. These fuzzy sonic elements turn the potential peacefulness of floating ambient objects into a more urgent, perhaps apocalyptic scenario.
Pass is out now on $3.33's Bandcamp.