This is the type of thing where I like to turn the speakers up loud, set the video to fullscreen, and then let the whole thing wash over me for several minutes. Directed by the Irish animator and illustrator Fergal Brennan; The Night Mail is the debut single from New Jackson, a new house and electronic act from Dublin.
Animated using a DSLR, several Polaroid cameras, and a ton of photocopies; The Night Mail is a video of two halves. The first part being a much darker and more restrained slice of electronica while the second part keeps the beat going but takes it to a much brighter place. Brennan’s video play tribute to this dichotomy and does so with a mesmerizing stop-motion… and as he says, “a ton of photocopies.”
The Night Mail EP was released last month on Pogo Recordings and is available on vinyl here.