At first glance the new Chairlift video appears nothing special – just another modishly psychedelic clip in the ‘Time To Pretend’ mould.
How to describe the effect? It’s sort of like the moment a Magic Eye image starts to jump put of the page, crossed with the semi-transparent ‘heat sensor’ effect in the ‘Predator’ films. Only utterly modern and not two decades out of date as both those examples suggest.
Here’s the standard, non-HD version. The same effect can be seen in Kanye West’s new video, ‘Welcome To Heartbreak’. The future? Who knows, but it looks damn cool.