'Peppermint', the latest track from British house producer Julio Bashmore, is taken from his forthcoming debut album, due for release later this year on his own Broadwalk Records.
Each aspect of Bashmore's rich production is visualised with its own distinct animated element, created by Noah Harris... "You have gold aeroplanes perfectly synced to the breathy hi-hat sound, an amorphous black diamond synced to a synth, a bouncing ball as the kick drum, and the big synth riff becomes lightning strikes in thunderclouds." The imagery starts quite simply, with 2D graphic elements rigidly animated to the track, this escalates into increasingly complex three dimensional visuals. The premise was to encapsulate the evolution of house music within the animation.
Impressively 90% of the animation is painstakingly crafted by hand and shot in-camera. Harris is quite secretive when it comes to his exact process, utilising a myriad of techniques to achieve his aesthetic. The base technique of the film is stop motion with 3D printed models, but there are no GC elements!