Music Video: Florent Texier's cryptic animation for Xiu Xiu takes you on quite a ride

Posted by Madeleine Morley,

Noisey featured this a little while back, and we thought it was such an amazingly well put-together video that we’d write a post about it. Florent Texier is a young graphic designer from France whose made this incredible new music video for Xiu Xiu – a band notorious for their coarse imagery and cryptic, crooked sounds. The animation is dark and shadowy and unhinged, and seems to be made from the stuff of nightmares. A moving collage of cut-outs, computer pixels, fuzzy backgrounds and bold-lined illustrations, the intense and jagged music video for Botanica de Los Angeles puts you on the edge of your seat, and contains flashes of colour that make you feel as if you’re bang in the middle of the eye of a storm. It’s quite a ride, but we think it’s great nonetheless.

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Posted by Madeleine Morley

Madeleine joined It’s Nice That as a freelance editorial assistant in May 2014 having graduated from Cambridge University where she edited the student newspaper. In the autumn of 2014 she will begin her Masters course at The Courtauld Institute of Art where she will specialise in architecture.