Rejoicer (a.k.a. Yuvi Havkin) has today shared a new animated video for "Purple T-Shirts" feat. Mnsdgn, the latest track from his forthcoming Energy Dreams LP landing later this month via Stones Throw Records.
Havkin is a musician and producer who splices together funk, hip-hop, breakbeats, and jazz rhythms. He's most well-known for helping cultivate Israel’s modern beat movement, and for fostering a community of international artists who contribute to his Tel-Aviv based-label Raw Tapes.
Energy Dreams' name, track titles and visuals—created by Yuvi's Raw Tapes co-founder Guy Glikshtein (a.k.a Jengo)—draw on the psychedelia of spiritual jazz, and are inspired by visions Yuvi saw in a series of lucid dreams shortly after recording the album.
"The "Purple T-Shirts" video continues to carry the album's themes of the relationship between dream states and conscious states, this time focusing on the fluidity of time perception and its challenging playfulness. The video started off with a simple idea of treating a still image as moving images in time, replacing still elements with short-looped, seamless animations. Blurring the lines between beginning and end, with each element corresponding to a different instrument both in-sync and out, the linearity of time is slowly redefined. The moment is both perceived as ephemeral and timeless." — Guy Glikshtein
01. Cloud of Me
02. High on Star Dance
03. Double Astral Move
04. Yesterday's Forest Magic feat. Sefi Zisling
05. Purple T Shirts feat. Mndsgn
06. Alien Sphere
07. Neo Drive Knows You
08. Changa Cold Change
09.Lucid Intent feat. Nitai Hershkovits
10. Ancient Energy Search feat. Nomok
11. Rings of There
Energy Dreams LP will land on August 31 via Stones Throw, with "Purple T-Shirts" feat. Mnsdgn streaming in full via the player below.