Queens of the Stone Age are back! And what better way to put the spotlight on their Like Clockwork album, than with an amazing interactive music video, directed by Kii Arens and Jason Trucco in collaboration with Darknet, a NYC-based technology company, and produced by The Creators Project? Created using HTML 5 and set in a spooky environment ruled by ghosts, creepy creatures and, of course, vampyres,  the promo requires users to explore this fantastic space through a 360 degree panoramic, and choose a chamber to listen the track in. One can also enjoy reading the song’s lyrics, by picking up an anciently looking book, from the bookcase. As with all games-replicating interactive music videos, there are hidden links and bonus materials to be found by clicking through the objects in the room. What makes this video even more special, is the band’s personal touch in the concept. The Creators Project blog describe it as: “The Vampyre Of Time And Memory” is a portal into the rock group’s psyche, but we want to take a step back and highlight why this could be the most cumulative video it has released yet. First off, Kii Arens, is a frequent collaborator with the Queens and has made many of the group’s tour posters. His work on this video may be a meta-reference itself, as he’s worked with the band since its early days. But imagery in this video also recalls tropes from the band’s past art and ephemera. The vampyres, ghosts, ghouls, and general devilry have been a consistent (and eye-catching) theme throughout the group’s entire career”. Elements such as the cameo appearance of the ‘evil’ deer from the “No One Knows” promo, Josh Homme’s limbo state during a surgery gone wrong or the bands recurrent themes and interests, make their way in this music video’s space, and give it a particular captivating atmosphere. This reinforces the creators’ wish of not making just another interactive music video “floating around the web, but an embodiment of the spirit of a band“. Enjoy also the linear experience:                

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    Queens of The Stone Age - Vampyre Of Time and Memory interactive music video directed by Kii Arens & Jason Trucco

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    Queens of the Stone Age

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    Vampyre Of Time and Memory

    Queens of the Stone Age are back! And what better way to put the spotlight on their Like Clockwork album, than with an amazing interactive music video, directed by Kii Arens and Jason Trucco in collaboration with Darknet, a NYC-based technology company, and produced by The Creators Project?

    Created using HTML 5 and set in a spooky environment ruled by ghosts, creepy creatures and, of course, vampyres,  the promo requires users to explore this fantastic space through a 360 degree panoramic, and choose a chamber to listen the track in. One can also enjoy reading the song’s lyrics, by picking up an anciently looking book, from the bookcase. As with all games-replicating interactive music videos, there are hidden links and bonus materials to be found by clicking through the objects in the room.

    What makes this video even more special, is the band’s personal touch in the concept. The Creators Project blog describe it as:

    “The Vampyre Of Time And Memory” is a portal into the rock group’s psyche, but we want to take a step back and highlight why this could be the most cumulative video it has released yet. First off, Kii Arens, is a frequent collaborator with the Queens and has made many of the group’s tour posters. His work on this video may be a meta-reference itself, as he’s worked with the band since its early days. But imagery in this video also recalls tropes from the band’s past art and ephemera. The vampyres, ghosts, ghouls, and general devilry have been a consistent (and eye-catching) theme throughout the group’s entire career”.

    Elements such as the cameo appearance of the ‘evil’ deer from the “No One Knows” promo, Josh Homme’s limbo state during a surgery gone wrong or the bands recurrent themes and interests, make their way in this music video’s space, and give it a particular captivating atmosphere. This reinforces the creators’ wish of not making just another interactive music video “floating around the web, but an embodiment of the spirit of a band“.

    Enjoy also the linear experience:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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