Apollo Brown's "Clouds" has been one of the most talked about instrumental projects of the year. So, just before Apollo releases his new project with Hassaan Mackey (Daily Bread), he has decided to release a short animated feature to play as a companion to the "Clouds" track "Tao Te Ching".
"A Solitary Crane In Winter Snow Needs No Jewels"
The video, directed by Emrys Roberts, unravels at a laid back, easy pace. First, Taoist mountains appear on yellowed parchment before calligraphic I-Ching symbols are drawn, slowly creating the entire Taoist wheel of hexagrams. Finally, the short animated piece evolves from a spinning I-Ching wheel into a spiral galaxy, rotating amongst the stars.