Psych dude Vinyl Williams has unveiled a traversable sort-of-video, conceived in the same vein as Gatekeeper’s EXO project.
As Steve Shaw noted in his review, Williams’ makeshift Lemniscate was one of last year’s more chatoyant “hidden gems”. Giddy track ‘Stellarscope’ has now got an immersive video-cum-game, which allows the listener to explore the surface of some fantastical planet as they listen. Different objects, ranging from pink flora through to neon stairwells, trigger new sounds. Over to Williams:
“‘Stellarscope’ is an interactive environment. It’s meant to be explored as a generative process – in other words you create the visuals by wandering throughout. Certain objects have sounds that emanate out of them (rainforest sounds in the jungle, ambient drones out of celestial tree disks, low drones out of the ending chalice) which are in congruency with the actual song. If you can make into a close proximity to those objects during the duration of the song, in a sense you can jam with it. It’s supposed to allow navigation into a visual and sonic improvisational world. There is no interface or goal, it’s really about exploring, and ultimately a test of digital dexterity. It appears to be a little difficult to navigate through a space jungle kingdom built on seamless stream-of-consciousness.”
Head here to take a cosmic turn. Lemniscate is out now on No Pain In Pop [via Dazed]