With each new gem that Christian Tiger School releases in the run up to their sophomore album Chrome Tapes it’s getting harder to contain our excitement. First we were on the receiving end of a video for ‘Chorisolo’ which features a cast of dogs running perfectly in time to the beat of the track. Last week Seb and Luc dropped a premix EP with remixes from Slugabed, MNDSGN and Markus Wormstorm. Yesterday, the Cape Town duo premiered what might be their most mesmerising output yet: human and mechanical movement translated into a series of beautiful, seismic waves in the music video for ‘Cinderella Rocafella’.
Director Christopher Bisset was inspired by the work of Steve Rutt and Bill Etra, who in 1972 co-created an early video animation synthesizer. “There are maybe four left, and they’re all well guarded, so I started looking at ways of emulating the synthesizer,” Christopher told Thump, explaining his process. “I built a system using Trapcode Form, displacing pixels based on their brightness. Night footage started getting this great depth, so we spent a week in Mumbai shooting night markets, train rides, and street scenes. That footage forms the basis of the film.”
Director: Christopher Bisset
Director of photography: Ross Hillier
UPDATE: Chrome Tapes is now out via Tommy Boy Entertainment and is available for digital download from iTunes. With the release Christian Tiger School share their track ‘Damn January (Fak’umoya)’ ft. Okmalumkoolkat, listen here.