Watch the spectacular video clip for Bonobo's No Reason feat. Nick Murphy
A confluence of great artistic minds.
So we've been gushing pretty hard over Bonobo's new album, Migration - probably the first great album of 2017 and one that's copped an absolute thrashing in the office since we've been back. It's definitely been helping that post-holiday comedown. A long with meaty musical offerings on the album, it's been accompanied by some beautiful artwork, including the album art itself, but also some stunning .gif imagery via his socials.
Today sees the release of the video clip for his and Nick Murphy's collaboration, No Reason, and it keeps very much in line with the wonderful sounds and sights of Migration. Employing the talents of filmmaker and UK Music Video Awards Best New Director, Oscar Hudson, it's an arresting four minutes taking cues from the likes of Birdman and Alice In Wonderland. On the clip, Hudson said:
"No Reason is such an evocative track and it was clear from the start that our video would need to reflect this potency. Simon/Bonobo mentioned the inspiration behind the new album came from his relationship to landscape and place whilst on tour. Whilst researching these themes I learnt about the Japanese phenomenon of the Hikikomori - young Japanese people who become so overwhelmed by the pressures of life that they retreat to their bedrooms for years at a time. This felt like a such a fascinating intersection of physical & psychological spaces, and so from this I set out to make a film that through an inventive physical concept tried to link environment directly to psychology. We achieved the film using only in-camera physical effects and we designed an entirely new way of moving our miniature camera to get it to fit through the tiny doorways. Doing this film with CGI would have been a thousand times easier, but for me, it’s physicality & imperfections are what make it different, and I hope better."
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