Jenno Bjørnkjær and Katherine Mills Rymer are an emerging duo from L.A., going by the name of OOFJ (you’ll find out what that stands for in a second). Their music is a curious coming together of dark electronic Scandi-pop and cinematic drama, which makes sense, considering the pair’s background.
‘Death Teeth’ is taken from the ‘Disco To Die To’ debut, recorded alongside the Prague Symphony Orchestra. Jenno started the project on his own, coining the term OOFJ (Orchestra of Jenno). And Jenno’s previous work on the soundtrack for Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia film seems to have an impact on this latest track; the two sharing a grand instrumentation and a wild meeting ground of ideas, isolation being the central theme.
DIY is delighted to be premiering the video, directed by Padraic O’Meara. We asked Katherine about the abstract themes that help make up the video:
‘Emotionally the themes are loss, compulsion and a rotting sense of anxiety. In a visual way those themes are more base-like lust and fantasy, that perhaps border a little left of centre. The visual aid of water joins both those ideas (at least for us). Water in the video is both cleansing and frightening - depending on which way you approach it. At the same time, it can also be that isolation or loneliness that comes with ‘submersion’ - it’s a feeling both good and bad. Essentially the water is both a conduit and a barrier in the context of the video - electric and also endless and deaf.’
Stream the premiere of OOFJ’s stunning ‘Death Teeth’ video on DIY: