Philadelphia producer and songwriter Harry Zelnick quietly released his EP ‘Another Sad Film’ 5 years after his first album ‘Spooky from the Back.’ Local filmmaker Bob Sweeney shot the music video for the first track, ‘Eye of the Triangle’, on 8mm film. There’s also a making of documentary featuring Barney Cortez.
The music on this EP is skillfully layered. The instrumentation is a blend of indie rock riffs, orchestral swells, and world percussion, making for what would be a great soundtrack to a 60s french fugitive film. Despite having every right to take himself too seriously over this mature set of sounds, Harry keeps it cool. His lofi, understated vocals deliver down and out poetics e.g. “Jed found Jesus in a trailer in the South, there was stains on his pants but there was gold in his mouth” (Pale Blue Moon). On the 4th song of the EP, Harry proclaims himself “King of the Bums.” All hail!