(4 minute excerpt)
This video features a collaboration with dancer Emma Waltraud Howes who studied the particularities of head-banging styles. The result is a 21-minute endurance performance (shot in one continuous take without any effects or editing in post-production) that follows the event by focusing solely on the shadows of the dancer’s body thrown by coloured spotlights. At rare moments, a hand or a wave of hair from the dancer does enter the screen. Meshuggah’s epic-length track, “I”, from which the video is titled, is a rare brand of thrash metal that combines Classical (diatonic) and Modern (12-tone, symmetrical, synthetic, morphology, jazz, extension) harmonic and rhythmic material with the characteristic yelling from the vocalist.