“Spirals” Django Django

Django Django have released a new video for their single “Spirals,” their first new material since the Winter’s Beach EP in 2018. The clip was directed by Maxim Kelly, which takes the viewer on a psychedelic journey through multiple spinning mandalas. Following a series of visually innovative videos from the band, “Spirals” perfectly sits alongside their previous canon of work. Kelly delves into the process further:

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.