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Mattis Dovier’s erotic, pixel art music video for Plurabelle

Pretty much anything created in the style of an old video game is fine by us. This partiuclar pixel art music video created by animator Mattis Davier is a thrilling, erotic voyage into creepy suburbia where we’re faced with a Twin Peaks style horror story and a lot of visuals that kind of remind me personally of the Are You Afraid of The Dark? intro.

As well as video games and TV programs, the influences behind the video also stem from manga. “In addition to pixel art and frame by frame animation, graphics in this video are based on various influences,” Mattis says. “The main ones arise from the underground manga, especially Maruo Suehiro’s ’ero-guro” or erotic-grotesque style (to name one), that mixes both horror and erotic genres. Human passions such as love and violence become exacerbated to their climax, making the man look like a crazy and decadent animal, the whole thing taking the form of a macabre poetry."

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Mattis Davier: Plurabelle – Our Fires

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Mattis Davier: Plurabelle – Our Fires