ONE TO WATCH
By Julie Stoller
The Right Music - Even without the visuals of the video, the music for "The Chamber" by Bill Jabr's AFTER HOURS is desolate and darkly exquisite. With grandly sweeping guitar, piano, strings and heartbreaking vocals, it's quite an emotional workout. The black & white film noir footage is from David Lynch’s "Eraserhead" and Stanley Kubrick’s "Killer’s Kiss" and "Lolita". The music and visuals together create a dramatic and lonely landscape, full of unfulfilled longing.
Bill Jabr is a multi-genre electronic musician, guitarist, vocalist, music producer, composer and videographer based in Atlanta, Georgia. He is also the owner of The Blue Room recording studio. After Hours' first project, Cinema, includes narrative videos and features live musicians such as Mikey Phillips (Jenelle Monae), Jon Jon Webb (Erykah Badu, Mos Def), Murphy Mitchell and the late Josh Webb. After Hours will go live with new material ("Fast Life") on his website tomorrow.