Released in January on the mighty Ninja Tune label as a teaser to his most recent album Migration, Bonobo’s No Reason features the haunting, ghostly vocals of Nick Murphy aka Chet Faker.
The track’s video – a film about staying indoors - is as stunning as the music itself, and now we’re able to take a look behind the scenes at the making of it.
It’s essentially a portrayal of the psychological state of a Japanese hikigomori - young Japanese people who become so overwhelmed by the pressures of life that they retreat to their bedrooms for years at a time – and is inspired by the surrealism of the Oscar-winning film Birdman.
Via a mammoth set and moving camera, we’re taken through a chain of Alice In Wonderland-esque rooms that shrink smaller and smaller, showing a world that is growing increasingly claustrophobic. The protagonist becomes ever more detached from the real world in the perfect interpretation of the track’s dreamy, disconnected sound.
The behind the scenes video gives a look at some of the props used on set, the making of eighteen rooms and camera techniques and equipment used by Director Oscar Hudson, Art Director Luke Moran Morris and their team.