Zimmer-G — Two Cachalots

Zimmer-G — Two Cachalots

by Whitehand


2020, 2:44

2020, 2:44

Two creatures meet in sea waters, and the communication process adds a new color to their existence. Moving shapes and textures from old magazines help us to see how this happens.

For Ivan Voltanov of Zimmer-G, a dedicated enthusiast for retro aesthetics, it was a real treasure finding when he stumbled upon a pile of magazines from the 1960s in a tiny European second-hand shop. He bought some of those and happily took with him.

Another day, while working on a new track, he discovered a synthesizer which sounded — not as a scientific fact, but on an emotional level — as if it could be a voice of some kind of a whale. Melodic lines of such type needed a companion, so Ivan added a second character and came up with the track title “Two Cachalots”. And this name nicely matched the fact that the tune was initially inspired by grooves of French composers Franck Pourcel and Paul Mauriat.

Later, Zimmer-G was playing his music and demonstrating a collection of old printed media to a man who occasionally calls himself Whitehand. The conversation led to the idea of a music video, and only a few things were left to do: high-resolution scanning, simple script-writing, drawing and animating, editing and encoding. And all of that was done.

The full-length version of the track “Two Cachalots” is available on the album “Halfway Sweeter” by Zimmer-G. Also, it is a part of “Music for Eukaryotes” by Various Artists.


2020, 2:44 Directed, animated and edited by Whitehand