The mystery of masksPublic blog posted on Thu, 05 Apr 2012 by Honey
The person in the following pictures, shot in 2010 at the "Forum" in London is certainly an outrider. Andrew Wyatt has performed with esteemed musicians, like Madonna or Depeche Mode. Their albums sold in record time. Besides being the frontman of the elektro-pop group Miike Snow, this singer-songwriter from Sweden finds himself in the middle of a distinguished career.
Still, he never seemed to register on the media radar. On the contrary, he seemed a little too dull to fill a headline. But he has always been a very interesting and unusual musician. So how did he accomplish the goal of living like this? Now-a-days it needs a lot of effort for a successful person to retain sufficient privacy. Sometimes the only solution is to stay anonymous. And which method would be better than hiding your face? Of course this is not the only reason for wearing a mask. Many musicians just wear them to stand out from others or – ironically – to attract attention.
The kind of sound coming from Miike Snow, plays a key role in postmodern culture and its music. Producing it, does not only mean playing some notes on your synthesizer, hoping that the result is fairly melodic strung-together tones: as many of his predecessors used to hope. (Interestingly many musicians still think that this is the goal to a successful career). With the release of their new album "Happy to You" it has been shown once again how ingenious Miike Snow can be. The first two singles "Paddling out" and "The Wave" expose a new, bizarre side of Andrew and the related music videos kicked off a debate about hidden symbols within their confusing plots. We recommend: just lie back and enjoy it!
by Honey M. Khalkhali