What happens when a four-piece troupe from France creates dreamy music and has a member well-versed in the realm of animation? You get Ödland, a quirky collective who recently released a gorgeous clip for their song, “Østersøen.” Under the moniker Le Petit Écho Malade, Ödland piano-player and visual mastermind Lorenzo Papace, along with his partner Vincent Pianina, created the whimsical video. The duo hand-built a ship, train, roller coaster, sea, solar system and abstract geometric shapes out of a myriad of materials (paper, fabric, wire, wood, paint). The concept for the imaginative animated short is unveiled in the lyrics, which strings listeners along through the night and into the singer’s dream on the Baltic Sea. Dig into the mesmerizing — not to mention masterfully made/animated — music video, and peruse through some behind-the-scenes photos after the jump.
I had a dream on the Baltic Sea.
I was traveling in a bed.
This bed was floating in a room.
This room was sliding in a train.
This train was whirling in a very great boat.
This boat was billowing on the youngest sea in the World.
Isostasy made emerge like fast swords
dangerous islands on the water’s surface.
For the boat it was a menace.
Death we were avoiding.
I hold a nice memory of that evening.
(Video spotted via ModCloth)