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Watch: U2 - “Volcano” Video

Part of "Films of Innocence" Series

Dec 08, 2014 U2
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Just as Sigur Rós had done with their 2012 album Valtari, U2 have enlisted a series of film artists to interpret the material from their lastest album Songs of Innocence into a number of visual companion pieces. The entire collection Films of Innocence” will be released tomorrow, Dec. 9. Previewing what’s in store, the band has premiered their video for “Volcano,” a stop-motion work by Egyptian graphic novelist/videographer/graphic designer Ganzeer.

“I was only given three weeks to work on the thing from start to finish,” says Ganzeer in a statement. “An impossible number of posters to design in three weeks, let alone print, and film, frame-by-frame, stop- motion style, and then finally edit into a video synced to the song. So my approach mainly differed in having to deprive myself of sleep and shower much less. That sorta thing :-] ... Before the advent of the music video, our only visual representation for a song, band, or album was pretty much whatever existed in print, primarily gig posters and record sleeves. I figured it might be interesting to bring that back into the music video world, by creating a stop-motion film using nothing but posters. Especially given that Songs of Innocence is supposed to be directly inspired by ‘70s era punk, a time when the gig poster was pretty much the visual representation of punk and rock’n'roll.” (via Pitchfork)



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