Glass Ghost: Like A Diamond Video
The first video from Brooklyn's piano-drum duo Glass Ghost looks like it could have a copyright two decades old. Produced by Peking (the outfit behind numerous CH videos), the "Like a Diamond" video cobbles together a seemingly random collection of home videos, some with singer Eliot Krimsky superimposed over it, others left in all their retro glory. The edit intersperses shots of Krimsky posturing like a mystic or low-rent magician through hazy, colored filters that give the effect of an old VHS after one too many re-tapings.
The song itself pairs a plaintive keyboard wash and spare drums, with Krimsky's falsetto taking center stage. The song's brooding pace and repeated cantations of the title provide a fitting counterpoint the video's non-linear structure.