Nick Cobby‘s music video for Fragments of Self – a collaboration between Max Hooper and Tom Hodge – is a visual feast that combines organic, pulsating shapes with geometric edges set to a lulling piano melody and hectic glitch loop.
What starts out looking like ink being dropped into water, quickly becomes a concentric dance as pillars pulsate and send forth tendrils into a vacant space to combine and reform. This is interspersed with the erratic, jagged editing of angular shapes crashing into one another over a glitch beat.
It all sounds very busy but the design is simplistic enough to let the visuals breathe, allowing us to concentrate on both video and melody.
Head over to their Vimeo page for a more in depth examination of this minimalist video.