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David Knight - 2nd May 2017

Swedish directing collective Stylewar return to music videos after a long absence for the latest visual treat for Bonobo.

Like the two previous videos for tracks on the current album, for Kerala and No Reason, everything here is subject to subtle manipulation. In this case, each scene contains looping elements, which keep in sync to the beat of the track.

But it's the overarching theme that is really breathtaking: from the overhead shot of a beach to planes landing in formation, time-lapse train footage to a busy port, these mainly stock footage snapshots, lay bare the speed and ceaseless activity of the world as it is now - everywhere – reflecting the themes of Si Green aka Bonobo's current album Migration.

STYLEWAR:

“[It] is a vast collection of material, including some footage shot specifically for this video as well as existing footage from around the world, Then, through the magic of editing, we endeavoured to make every movement in the video correspond to the movement of the music, whether to its rhythm or to the very notes themselves. If you look closely, you should notice that the smallest details have been tweaked to sync the music to the movement. Like the music of Bonobo, it celebrates the rhythmic beauty of our world.”

Credits

DirectorStylewar
Production CompanySmuggler
Executive ProducerAllison Kunzman
Post production companyThe Mill
Executive ProducerEnca Kaul
ProducerMarcus Speaker
Production CoordinatorDaniel Beldy
Production CoordinatorChris Lewis
Creative DirectorRobert Sethi
Grade ProducerDiane Valera
ColouristAdam Scott
EditorZen @ General Editorial
Director's Rep (UK)OB Management
CommissionerJohn Moule
LabelNinja Tune
Other creditsCOO: Andrew Colon 2D Lead Artist: Steve Cokonis 2D Artists: Tara Demarco, Jale Parsons, Tom Van Dop, Scott Johnson, Patrick Heinen, Greg VanZyl, Scott Wilson, Glyn Tebbutt, Alex Candlish, Matthew Dobrez, Jamie Beckwith Executive Producer, Colour: Thatcher Peterson Production Coordinator, Colour: Robert Cohen

David Knight - 2nd May 2017

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