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How a Team of Creatives Developed Excision's Most Baffling Ultra 2024 Visuals – Lyric Say

This can be a visitor column written by Gordon Droitcour, a co-founder and government producer at COUR, a multidisciplinary inventive home. He is also the co-founder of Syne Analysis, a model that celebrates the visible facet of the listening expertise by digital album paintings shows.


Late final yr, the Excision and Immanent VJ workforce approached COUR to deal with the inventive and execution for 5 songs of Excision’s latest tour, “Nexus,” together with Extremely Music Competition in Miami.

Elevating the tracks “Bass to the Dome,” “1 on 1,” “Death Wish,” “End of the World” and “Kern Happy Die,” COUR sought to create 5 distinct worlds that may seamlessly merge with the music. Conscious of Excision’s fame for creating electrifying performances, the workforce knew they needed to ship a spectacle that may not solely improve the music, but additionally go away the audiences wanting extra.

The COUR workforce started work in December 2023, working with Excision and artistic/video director Matt Medwid to develop the visuals for 5 tracks through the efficiency. Excision and the Immanent workforce have been solely answerable for the inventive idea behind the Extremely Music Competition set and needed the efficiency to be visually hanging and seem as if the visuals have been coming out of the display screen in the direction of the viewers.

Alongside Matt, COUR drew inspiration from intense twists on nature, the pulsating beat of web tradition and the quirky realms of pc futurism to breathe life into the efficiency. We got here up with distinctive ideas to accompany every of the 5 songs.

Throughout “1 on 1,” the workforce needed to create a Tron and Tetris-inspired architectural wonderland for Excision that may match the attitude of the stage and lengthen it. It was a fairly particular second. Lasers have been dancing throughout a wireframe panorama, revealing intricate geometric shapes towards the night time sky. It was architecturally-led however felt like a quick, rhythm-based cube-crusher recreation.

Excision’s Visuals for “1 on 1” at Extremely Music Competition 2024 (0:30)

Matching the futuristic bass beats of “Bass to the Dome,” Excision needed to carry the efficiency to life with pulsating cubes of lasers rolling and crashing into the earth whereas unleashing a barrage of pyrotechnics, shockwaves and digital indicators. Through the observe, the edges of the dice start to fall away, revealing a futuristic bass speaker inside.

Excision’s Visuals for “Bass to the Dome” at Extremely Music Competition 2024 (0:30)

Because the present progressed and the vitality of the set elevated, the workforce needed to create an thrilling second for the viewers that may match the vitality of “Kern Happy Die.” Through the observe, a laser is emitted from the middle of an LED wall, and a reactor core is activated within the centre of the display screen.

Because the core started to fireside up, a brilliant inexperienced backlight slowly started to fill the display screen, illuminating an enormous array of individuals standing on a multi-story scaffolding construction. Because the tune builds, the folks on the scaffolding start to convulse and transfer frantically.

Excision’s Visuals for “Kern Happy Die” at Extremely Music Competition 2024 (0:30)

One other idea the workforce developed was a futuristic pc interface that visualized a cybernetic overlord’s voice by a shocking 3D lattice construction throughout “End of the World.” The pc interface was a skinny glass with intricate HUD visuals displaying knowledge.

Because the tune darkens, the overlord leaves the pc interface, breaking the body and extruding in the direction of the viewers. This second totally demonstrated Excision’s unparalleled creativity and technical prowess as artists on the prime of their recreation.

Excision’s Visuals for “End of the World” at Extremely Music Competition 2024 (0:30)

Alongside Matt and Excision, COUR reworked the stage right into a rocky, hieroglyphic-filled cave for “Death Wish.” An ominous “X” emerged from the darkness, accompanied by bursts of fireside, lasers and the chilling proclamation “Time to Grant Your Death Wish” splashed throughout giant screens, which engulfed the viewers in an unforgettable sensory expertise.

Excision’s Visuals for “Death Wish” at Extremely Music Competition 2024 (0:30)

Although COUR focuses on video content material, they satisfaction themselves in being a multidisciplinary inventive home dealing with issues from inventive route to design to content material. The Extremely Music Competition efficiency was a testomony to Excision’s uncooked expertise and creativity to ship one of the vital forward-thinking and progressive stay music experiences.

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