Visual reverb? Yes, the ghost images in Charles Mallison’s video are perfectly suited for “Reactor,” the single from Crown Plaza’s initial eight-song EP. The story here is that Nima Kazerouni — whose “day band” is So Many Wizards — embarked on his Crown Plaza electro side project in a particularly heartbreaking time period during which he shacked up in an office near LAX, complete with a “view” of the Crowne Plaza hotel. There, Kazerouni’s sense of alienation was exacerbated by the proximity of an international airport and all its hustle and bustle. For the video, the Mallison and the frontman deplaned to airport-adjacent Imperial Beach, in some ways an appropriate place to be alone with one’s thoughts, and ghosts. Crown Plaza’s EP is out (on tape) via Geoff Geis’ Vanity Projects imprint.
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