"Battle Lines" from The Helio Sequence's self-titled album (release date May 19th, 2015)
Director: Robin Washburn / Emanuele Kabu (full credits listed below)
The Helio Sequence
Edited by Robin Washburn
Lighting by Pavlina Summers
Animation by Emanuele Kabu http://www.emanuelekabu.org/
Special thanks to Cinco Design
Pacific Northwest indie pop mainstays the Helio Sequence have been keen on offering up colourful animated videos to promote their spring-released self-titled album. They're keeping pace throughout the summer, having just let loose a rotoscoped piece of whimsy behind the record's "Battle Lines."
While the track itself plays out via relaxed dance-rock grooves and diamond glitter guitar lines, the visuals are noticeably busier. As you'll see down above, ink and paint swirls about the screen to form, if only for a micro-second, various figures.
Elsewhere, a hand-drawn body dances through a PeeWee's Playhouse-inspired room of geometric decor, while animator Emanuele Kabu has traced over a real-time performance from the Helio Sequence and covered it in neon rays of light.
You'll find the ever-shifting animated video above.