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DJ Shadow 'Three Ralphs' by RUFF MERCY

Luke Bather - 21st Nov 2016

Taking his wonderful hand-drawn style, with its usual a dizzying array of images and lyrical snippets, to a largely instrumental track by DJ Shadow doesn't seem to have deterred RUFFMERCY. Here the Bristol-based animator tells the story of three Ralphs who must die.

Crude character drawings mixed with psychedelic washes of colour, and coin imagery make for a hypnotic, dark viewing. The use of the Adobe standard checkerboard-blank background is an aesthetic choice that just adds to the unsettling nature of the work as a whole.

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Luke Bather - 21st Nov 2016


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Jamie Clark

Luke Bather - 21st Nov 2016

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