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What comes out when a noir turns into a psychedelic experience? Watch the clip Big Noise from the band Lucinate.

Despite its initial absurdity, the animated result seems more than satisfying, standing up for the original ambitious idea. Τhe short - produced by King Deluxe, is based on an artistic experiment, the so-called “the corpse project”. This means that different artists collaborate on the same project, giving it though, a more spicy twist; they are not working on the same chunk but every animator takes over where the previous one was left.

This endeavor is presented in the Big Noise, a clip accompanying the Dutch-based Lucinate’s homonymous track. The band’s groovy, soft bassline is asking for a moody, melancholic opening. And it gets it. We are being transferred in a speakeasies-like atmosphere where it comes as more than natural to ornament it with a bit of a murder mystery. Getting into the depths of the detective’s troubling untangling of the mystery when - well, with the help of rituals, star-reading of ancient civilizations and psychedelic enlightenment - where were we left? And what sort of ordeal did this teddy bear go through?

An interesting experiment, done by 9 different animators, brings a charming piece, through its ambiguity.

The artists, in order:

Héloïse Petel

Steve West

Jeremie Carreon

Pranay Patwardhan

Nikita Deshpande

Calvin Xingpei Shen

Gerhard Human

Pierre-Julien Fieux

Andrew Khosravani

Conde Pablo

Big Noise is also the title track of Lucinate's coming album and can be found on this beautiful limited edition 12" vinyl.

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