Announcing the relaunch of their record label earlier this week, Wigflex and Son Of Philip release a music video for lead single ‘Rubber Stamp’, created by longtime collaborator Matt Woodham.
We first heard Rubber Stamp during a wonky walk around Dam in the early hours of the morning, it made perfect sense then and still makes perfect sense now.
“When I listened to Rubber Stamp by Son of Philip, the popping envelopes and echoing arpeggios evoked a scene of exploring a reef bed in a rich deep blue ocean. The bubbling filter modulation alongside precise, sculpted synthesis inspired me to create a visual experience which blends flowing nature and ridged man-made edges.
I trained a StyleGAN2 machine learning model on a dataset of jellyfish, amoebas and other tentacled sea creatures. The trained model was used to synthesise ‘latent space interpolation’ videos, which morph between different defined visual parameters of the image-generating model. The animations were used to create a generative audio-visual composition which is somewhere between abstract and figurative, nature and machine, documentation and synthesis.” – Matt Woodham
Inspired by the story of how Can drummer Jaki Liebezeit was once told to “play monotonous” during the LSD-induced ramblings of a fan; and the experimentation into repetition which followed.