Inspired by Salvador Dali’s painting and poem, The Metamorphosis of Narcissus, Matador Records’s Esben and the Witch have teamed up with prolific director Rafael Bonilla to create a colorful claymation world that’s sinister, playful, and chock full of inventive characters. In this comparative interview, both parties speak to the collaborative process.
"I truly believe that whatever an individual gets out of a particular piece of art is far greater than anything the artist could have intended." -- Quinn George
"With so much non-linear thinking going on these days, it is humbling to be reminded of the fact that there are still many things in life that are incredibly linear... We are born once and we die once. What happens in-between is totally variable."
"I like that ['Fall Into Light' is] left open for interpretation. Maybe it means opening opening up yourself enough to see your true self." - Beca
"The curiosity of growth, the growth of perception, and accepting the fact that no matter what, we're still changing, and still growing. Whether we're saying that literally or figuratively is up to the listener."
The relationship between ritualistic drumming and consciousness alteration is an age old tradition stemming largely from the overlooked shamanic cultures of antiquity. It should go without saying that viewing the supposed “triumph” of Western materialism thought over the more “primitive” concepts of animism is a retardedly short-sighted way of oversimplifying the universe, but that’s the...Read...
"It's always exciting to enter new territory, having no idea what might happen."
That Zulich only has a couple years of photography experience under his belt seems improbable, but what's even more striking is that it is proof that experience isn't always everything. Zulich's images are proof of his ability to push the bounds of innovation, and the result is a body of work that tells of an...