Eric Power has been quietly making a name for himself as a music video director with his unique paper cutout animations. The process seems sort of similar to how early South Park episodes were made — except while Matt Stone and Trey Parker often revel in the cheapness of their medium, Power’s lavish animations are devastatingly beautiful and creepily atmospheric. The new video for Northern Bells’ “Animal Kingdom” depicts the journey of three different monsters and their shared fate. Bringing to mind influences as disparate as Eric Carle’s children’s books and the suffocating darkness of the video game Limbo, Power has created something very distinct and poignant. Check it out below.
Northern Bells’ album Keep It In The Dark is available now on Bandcamp.