I remember a couple of years ago when a friend of mine told me that his Korean roommate had been secretly turning off his oscillating fan every night, for fear my friend would succumb to Fan death, the popularly held belief in South Korea that leaving a fan on overnight can cause death by hypothermia or suffocation. I don't know if that goofy bit of morbidity is what inspired duo Fan Death's name, but given the serial-drama darkness of their music, I wouldn't rule it out.
This video for "Veronica's Veil" stacks melodrama on top of melodrama, showing the ladies of Fan Death engaged in an enigmatic tug-of-war all across some exotic locale, surounded by the track's funky disco-strings and grave lyrics. [Bigstereo]
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