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Makeunder, the Oakland-based orchestral rock troupe led by Hamilton Ulmer, revealed their first work as a full band just over a year ago. Now the Great headless Blank EP has it’s first visual accompaniment to go along with the bombastic title track.

The video was premiered on The Creators Project, where it’s revealed the animation is actually a mass of individually painted frames fabricated by artist and director Carine Khalife. Considering the rigorous time generated on even the most simplistic piece of stop-motion, the hours needed to bring this song to life has since swiftly gone over my head.

The video follows the headless blank itself alone in a world of multicolored spirals. Despair runs amok as the figure is propelled to and fro ending in a completely overwhelmed state seemingly engulfed unto itself. Fans of tUnE-yArDs or Dirty Projectors will easily become caught up in the pulsing saxophone and back-and-forth chants. Get lost in the fever dream:

You only have just over a month to wait for the ability to scoop up some limited edition vinyl. The "Great Headless Blank" EP will be released October 14 compliments of Good Eye Records. No details are listed on any coloring or possible surprises, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed it will be as overpowering as the album art and video design.

Not enough news for you? Keep a close eye on the band’s website, as they have already begun recording new music set for a follow-up record in 2017.

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