Behold the hypnotic video for "Franco Cleef Wyoming Reconstruction," from the just-released (well, released August 13) George and Caplin album Scenic Byways and Secluded Malls/Requiem for an Encyclopedia. It's a melange of what appears to be vintage footage from the Depression/Dust Bowl era, set to a gorgeous, twangy, Ennio Morricone-meets-Brain Eno-esque tune. And, embedded within its wide-open spaces and strangely synchronized sequences of audio and video, you'll find a secret message...a secret message that will get you a free copy of the album.
As we mentioned in the recent review of the album, it begs to be listened to as a whole. It's also beautifully packaged and totally worth owning as a physical object. And you can get it free by looking for the secret number embedded within the video.
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Don't worry, you don't need to be scouring every frame looking for hidden clues -- it'll literally float across the screen at one point, and unless you've been lulled into a hypnagogic state by the combination of the music and imagery, you can't miss it. Write it down, text your mailing address and name to it, and voila: A few days later, a copy of the disc will appear in your mailbox. There are still copies left, we're assured, but this is limited to the first 100 texters, so get on it!