Reconnecting to their roots, Animal Collective's return has resulted in some of the most direct, visceral music of their career.
New album 'Centipede Hz' found the musicians re-discovering what it meant to operate as a band, with that energy fuelling recording sessions. Now director Gaspar Noé has tapped into that energy, matching his own vision to album highlight 'Applesauce'.
Initially a sweet hymn, 'Applesauce' is one of the most innocent moments on 'Centipede Hz'. So why has Gaspar Noé delivered such a dark clip?
We'll probably never know, but the visuals for 'Applesauce' are oddly unsettling. Slow moving, the music shifts and evolves while shapes - sometimes lips, sometimes the outline of a throat - move past, as slow as syrup falling from a spoon.
Already creating a stir amongst fans, the video stars Lindsey Wixson and features elements from Paul Sharits' 1968 short film 'N:O:T:H:I:N:G'.
Intriguingly, we have been told to watch the video in complete darkness...
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Animal Collective are set to play Field Day on May 25th.