Pyrotechnics, smoke, and lasers are familiar festival fodder among electronic artists. Drones? Not so much. Naturally, ODESZA‘s integration of this anomalous element in their 2018 set at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival added an arresting appeal to the production pair’s live format that continues to draw acclaim to this day—years after their main stage performance.
ODESZA harkened back to the rapturous display in a short video clip of the 400 drone-comprising display, which marked one of the Indio Valley affair’s first drone shows. The 20-second clip published to the A Moment Apart album makers’ Facebook page follows the auspicious aerial display before fading out to the logo of the recently released documentary on the festival, Coachella: 20 Years In The Desert.
After its April 10 debut, the YouTube original film offers viewers an inside look at the highlights that defined the West Coast festival over the past 20 years. It succeeds in conjuring up the magic of the California desert in the comfort of streamers’ homes.
Photo: Kevin Winter