The Ocean’s video for “Cambrian II: Eternal Recurrence” is one helluva visual feast.
Directed by Craig Murray, the chaotic eight-minute-long clip takes us back millions of years to the Cambrian explosion and transforms frontman Loic Rossetti into a frightening, mythical Lichen-like creature. It’s all so eerie, but so, so good. It’s even more impressive when you realize that every prop featured in the video was made by hand.
“Murray has created a unique aesthetic visualization of our music, which is different from anything I’ve ever seen,” guitarist Robin Staps said in a press statement. “[He] spent six sleepless weeks working on this basically non-stop, all by himself. He plastered tons of clay and lichens over Loic’s face and head, and really managed to turn him into an imaginary ‘Cambrian creature.’ It’s incredible to see the final result now, and how the whole thing has evolved.”
“Cambrian II: Eternal Recurrence,” is the latest single from the progressive metal band’s forthcoming album, Phanerozoic I: Paleozoic, out next Friday.
Watch the video below and prepare to be mesmerized: