“Our goal with this video is to depict the disorientation of “Pure-O OCD”, which we have both been diagnosed with. The piece starts with a main character, who while tangibly safe within the walls of a literal home is simultaneously lost in other realities, wading in and out of delusion. Within “safe” circumstances – like resting in the comfort of her own bath – she attempts to unwind and find mental clarity; nonetheless, her mind slowly slips off into deeply skewed fantasies. We really tried to show the confusion that comes from the increasingly deafening silence cabin fever has on the mind as it becomes more and more lost. From one moment to the next the main character neurotically shouts at her demons, then laughs with them in sombering surrender, attempting to hold on to a thin line between mania and reality – a feeling we both are very familiar with. In the spirit of total vulnerability, we want this piece to serve as as a reflection of our own daily process. Hence, the overall theme comes to a close with the main character resting in defeat exhausted by looming disconnection. Hopefully this shows some insight into the world of Pure-O OCD and helps other “sufferers” feel less alone.”
– Oliver Riot on the “Ivory Black” music video
In November 2015, Oliver Riot burst out with their debut EP Hallucinate, which was produced and recorded in the back of a 200 year old church in Los Angeles. The twins recently released their second highly anticipated EP, Neurosis, which has been creating quite the buzz, even landing the duo a slot at this year’s SXSW. The duo are currently in the studio fine-tuning their third release.