There’s now a CGI-tastic abstract video for The Horros comeback single ‘Machine’ taken from their forthcoming album V that’s produced by Mr Paul Epworth (the man behind records from Rihanna, Adele, Florence + The Machine etc). The visual is the work of CGI pioneer Jon Emmony who basically makes really gross but really beautiful imagery and features layers of “simulations of micro-organisms”. So it’s unsettling but that’s exactly what you want from a band like The Horrors isn’t it?
Here’s what Emmony had to say about it all:
The video for ‘Machine’ is based around the concept of computer simulation. The creatures, formed from sections cut and twisted from insects, crustaceans and bone are arranged in sculptural compositions inspired by artists such as Hieronymus Bosch; finding the surreal within mixed forms and scales. If left, taken away from an edit, the creatures would continue to exist and their movements would evolve. For me this was an exciting way to create digital imagery, as having an element of control removed and then decided by a computer seemed fitting with the track. Machines inside machines.
The Horrors will be touring the UK in October; tickets are on sale now. Full UK tour dates below:
October 16 Mandela Hall, Belfast
October 17 Tivoli, Dublin
October 19 Qmu, Glasgow
October 20 Newcastle University, Newcastle
October 21 Leeds University, Leeds
October 22 Academy 1, Liverpool
October 24 Institute, Birmingham
October 25 Bierkeller, Bristol
October 26 The Junction, Cambridge
October 28 Acca, Brighton
October 29 KOKO, London