Drift Through Ancient Psychedelic Temples in a 360° Music Video [Premiere]

Still Parade's latest song 'Chamber' is given some interactive transcendental visuals.

The dreamy psychedelia of Still Parade's latest song "Chamber" has been given the perfect visual accompaniment in the form of a 360° music video by artist and musician Vinyl Williams (a.k.a., Lionel Williams). The song is taken from Still Parade's debut album Concrete Vision due out June 10th on Heist or Hit Records, featuring tracks he recorded in his tiny apartment in Berlin.

The album is part of an experimental shift in new recording techniques for Still Parade (a.k.a., Niklas Kramer) that was stirred by his dad gifting him a tape recorder. A departure from the professional studio environment he'd used previously it provided him with a sound he much preferred. The music on the album also takes inspiration from Todd Rundgren and Crosby, Stills & Nash—a legacy that can be felt in the dazed, woozy music of "Chamber" and the accompanying video, which starts on a cosmic roadway before heading off for a tour of spaceship interiors and temples under kaleidoscopic skies.

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"'Chamber' is an initiation into a heavenly incorporeal realm," explains Williams. "The sonorous odyssey impresses upon the harmonious simultaneity of the spaces we inhabit, through the amalgamation of ancient religious architecture, ruins, contemporary structures, and future zones of scientific exploration. It was made as a 360º video to allow for interactivity."

For the video, Williams used Unity 5 and After Effects to create his journey into digital abstraction, collaging 3D models from Archive 3D, TF3DM, 123D Catch, Sketchup Warehouse, and Thingiverse. For Kramer, it created the perfect, free-flowing setting for his latest song.

"'Chamber' is one of the songs that’s not really bound to any song structure," explains Kramer to The Creators Project. "It’s more based around these two different loops. I wanted the transitions in the arrangement to be quite subtle and let the different parts float into each other. I’m really glad that Lionel picked up this idea by creating this beautiful world, that’s constantly evolving. There are no cuts, but everything is gradually changing. To support this more free form of the music, it felt natural to give the viewer some freedom: how she or he is watching the video."

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"Chamber" comes from Still Parade's upcoming full-length, Concrete Vision, out June 10 on Heist or Hit Records. To learn more about Still Parade, click here


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