…As surreal as that live experience was, its visual component is nothing compared to what technology artist Daito Manabe has accomplished for Nosaj Thing’s Eclipse/Blue.

With support from The Creators Project, and collaborating with Perfume choreographer MIKIKO, Manabe created a dynamic virtual environment to serve as the backdrop for two dancers whose movements across the stage are amplified by the graphics behind them, making each action feel larger and more emotive.

You might know Manabe’s work from his incredible Electric Stimulus project, in which he controls sound using muscle movements, a technique he recently used in his video for Falty DL’s Straight and Arrow. For Eclipse/Blue this concept is applied to the dancers and the intricate visuals reacting to each of their movements. via

The official music video for Nosaj Thing‘s Eclipse/Blue, featuring Kazu Makino from Blonde Redhead. The video was made by Daito Manabe, takcom, Satoru Higa, and MIKIKO with support from The Creators Project. The official video involves dance that is choreographed with responsive light projection mapping which catapults it into an innovative and mesmerizing performance. This is the first single off Nosaj Thing’s upcoming album Home which debuts January 22, 2013. Also, please check out the bonus track, an older remix of The xx‘s Island.


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