Toronto synth masterminds Aaron J. Cunningham (SINS) and Matthew Cangiano (Vierance) have teamed up as Khobra, a new black metal-inspired electronic project that aims for the dark heart of dance music. Khobra’s acid goth synthscapes call to mind a sleeker, sexier Claro Intelecto, or dark ambient ritualists like OAKE if they suddenly traded in all their gear for a rack of 303s. Get ready for the phuture of goth.
Self-directed by the band, the video for “Performance” features everyone’s favourite go-to visual: young women in fitness gear (and Blade Runner style see-through jackets) head-banging in slow motion. The austere visuals perfectly complement Khobra’s chilly electronic timbres, and as a bonus, give Nike the most effective brand realignment they could ask for.