Another transmission has just been received from the Island Universe: Helado Negro’s cryptic, nocturnal Island Universe Story series of EPs has given rise to two new music videos.

Gus Gavino¬†directed¬†“Pressed,” a track from the first Island Universe Story.

“Pressed” is a dark and abstract instrumental drawn from the first tape in the sequence, Island Universe Story One, and Gavino’s footage is dark and abstract to match: chilly, gray and distorted, like a sci-fi dystopia. It matches, in fact, in a one-to-one correspondence between sound and vision: every blip on the screen corresponds to a blip from the speakers.

But something unexpected happens when Gavino’s graphics meet the beats of Helado Negro. By playing out the interaction of the layered sonic elements in “Pressed” as the interaction of minimalistic visual elements, not only does Gavino illuminate the inner working’s of the original track, but the ghostly harmonies lend Gavino’s spare, geometrical visuals an uncanny pathos.

The Zircon Prince takes on “Suntan Overcoat” and “The Elephants Foot” with a jarring collage of images set on a striking visual placemat.

Island Universe Story One and Island Universe Story Two, the first two installments in the freestanding series of EPs from Helado Negro are already out on tape and MP3 from Asthmatic Kitty Records.

Island Universe Story Three is now available digitally on Bandcamp or on limited edition cassette in cherry-red shell with gold lettering. Buy it here.