Ah, the wonders of falling down YouTube rabbit holes and stumbling upon nuggets of pure lysergic genius. I’m not sure how I lucked into finding DEATH VAN, but I’m glad I did.
Presented here, for your approval, is a six-minute “animated space-rock adventure” by Michael Enzbrunner.
Through the magic of computer animation, the space-rock duo DEATH VAN “tours through a miniature world inhabited by surreal creatures that are haunted by a menacing and mischievous entity.”
It feels like a surreal 80s sci-fi film directed by The Brothers Quay after getting high with Noel Fielding—and the music is phenomenal.
The short was made using Blender, which is a free open-source 3-D animation program.
This particular animated space-rock adventure seems to be doing well on the festival circuit, having picked up several awards in the last five months. It’s the best music video I’ve seen in years—absolutely bonkers.