“Drowning In The Feeling of Ecstasy”
The video concept is originally inspired by my previous graphic design works. As seen here, the idea was translating the psychedelic songs to how I interpret them visually. Psychedelic music is basically a genre that influenced by the use of psychedelic drugs as the most common one is LSD. Emerging from the 1960s, it has influenced some of the classic bands to make their magnum opus works. The Beatles made Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Clubs and The Beach Boys produced The Pet Sounds.
The sound of psychedelic in the early days were more pop-ish and accessible to the radio listeners but with the growth of technology and synthesizers, the genre has been more towards experimental sounds. Today’s psychedelic genre are still alive and well with music producers such as Animal Collective, Panda Bear, Danny Brown and Shabazz Palaces. While the sounds are vastly different from the early 60s to today, they all have one similarities in their sounds; to drown their listeners in the feeling of ecstasy.
According to freedictionary definition, it is an intense joy or delight. But by a psychological perspective, it also mean a loss of self-control which is often associated with religious mysticism, sexual intercourse and the use of certain drugs. This feeling of ecstasy is what I usually try to visualizes when I do my psychedelic graphic works. And would be much interesting if could visualised it more through a moving picture.
My visual interpretation of psychedelic sound