The Decemberists’ epic song cycle The Hazards Of Love takes on new life today December 1st with the release of Here Come The Waves: The Hazards Of Love Visualized, a full-length video album available exclusively through iTunes, the first of a kind for the digital retailer.
Here Come The Waves, which was debuted live in Los Angeles in October to rave reviews, is a collaboration with four filmmakers–Peter Sluszka, Julia Pott, Guilherme Marcondes, and Santa Maria–each of whom created original animation to accompany a section of the album. The films were curated by Flux, and produced by Hornet. Check out the new official trailer HERE.[youtube O0jFoNddj0s nolink]
The Los Angeles Times described Here Come The Waves as “a tumbling series of visuals with four distinct aesthetic styles. Peter Sluszka’s ultra-slow motion capture of exploding mushrooms and elegantly disseminating seed pods… Julia Pott’s line art of wolves and foxes hovering in geometric constellations… Guilherme Marcondes’ renderings of skeletons caught among leafless branches and verdant human arms that unfurl like ferns… Santa Maria provides context…with cosmic, computer-generated vistas, cartoons of splintering bones.”