Watch: Of Montreal’s hallucinogenic “Instance”

Of Montreal has always been known for its outlandish and abstract visualizations, from album covers to stage setups, so it’s really not surprising that the group recently revealed yet another trippy new piece of art. This time around, it’s a video for the equally trippy Skeletal Lamping track “An Eluardian Instance”.

Directed by Jesse Ewles the video below is essentially a zany, psychedelic stop motion feature that’s too crazy for words! But since this is website and words are required, I’ll give it a try. Picture having a nice picnic at the beach with a pretty girl and a basket full of acid, now add a touch of artistic flair and a bit of that blissful summertime feeling and there you have “An Eluardian Instance” in a nutshell. It’s wacky, it’s zazzy and it’s totally out of this world with kick-ass origami, spastic clams and a ram that’s totally mental. And it gets particularly awesome towards the end when the girl’s kite is destroyed by a plane flying a bit too low, resulting in tiny bits of paper that float down gracefully like whimsical leaves on the first day of Fall. It’s simply stunning.

So, if you are looking for a totally strange and radical audio-visual experience then this video is right up your alley. Thank you kindly, Mr. Ewles.

Of Montreal 2009 Tour Dates:
01/20 – London, UK @ Koko
01/21 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
01/22 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique
01/23 – Utrecht, NL @ Tivoli
01/24 – Brighton, UK @ Digital
01/26 – Glasgow, UK @ Ã’ran Mór
01/27 – Belfast, IE @ Stiff Kitten
01/28 – Dublin, IE @ Button Factory
01/29 – Manchester, UK @ Club Academy
01/30 – Lille, FR @ Aeronef
01/31 – Paris, FR @ Bataclan
02/01 – Strasbourg, FR @ La Laiterie
02/19 – Ponoma, CA @ The Glasshouse
02/21 – Honolulu, HI @ Loft Gallery & Lounge
02/25 – Auckland, NZ @ King Arms
02/26 – Melbourne, AU @ San Francisco Bath House
02/28 – Perth, AU @ Perth International Arts Festival
03/03 – Sydney, AU @ Manning Bar
03/04 – Brisbane, AU @ The Zoo
03/05 – Melbourne, AU @ The Hi-Fi
03/07 – Golden Plains, AU @ Golden Plains Festival
03/10 – Osaka, JP @ Club Quattro
03/12 – Tokyo, JP @ Duo Music Exchange
03/15 – Singapore, SG @ Mosaic Music Festival


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