Words by Alyssa Klein.
Okay, stop what you’re doing. Look at nothing for a second, and let your mind go out of focus, so you’re in a good place to adjust your eyes to the sea of psychedelic beauty from Sudanese-American beatmaker Oddisee. One of our favorite young producers, Oddisee just rolled out his latest release; the visual accompaniment to The Beauty In It All opening track “After Thoughts” (via Stereogum) and it’s a doozy. We can only equate video’s aesthetic to the mathematically-generated eye-candy of the iTunes visualizer–if somebody inserted a mind-altering dose of hallucinogens into its USB port and then set its time zone to “Cloud Nine,” production-wise. Watch the powerful “After Thoughts” video below to embark on this highly-recommended trip. And then scroll down to check out ten of our favorite kaleidoscopic stills from the video. The Beauty In It All is out October 1st via Mello Music Group.