Three years after Marble Skies and 2018’s EP Winter’s Beach, British band Django Django is back with a new track called “Spirals“. It comes with the official psychedelic video directed by Maxim Kelly. He explains: “The approach behind ‘Spirals’ by Django Django was to translate the psychedelic trip through The Victorian technique of the phénakisticope. The visual illusion generated by spinning the disks at the correct speed coupled with the shutter of a camera is both confusing and hypnotic.
I was drawn to how the animations flow in and out, drifting and duping the mind and then back again. This felt a lot like the psychedelic experience tome. The challenge was to fuse the old with the modern. The analogue and the digital. Updating and modernising the technique.”