Adam Stafford is an insanely creative and immensely talented creature – so much so it almost makes you nauseous with jealousy.
The video for ‘Zero Disruption’ is just shy of five minutes of bright colours and stop-motion images that begin as a mind map – you know, those things they make you do in school and college – supposedly to help you to organise your thoughts but (at least from experience) end up nothing more than a mess of ideas crammed together with no order whatsoever.
It rapidly takes a colourful and mesmerising turn as colour after colour and shape after shape flash onto the screen – like one of those flicked =animations scratched onto the corners of scrappy notebooks, but with far more creativity and flair.
The title of the track is from a self-help relaxation CD that tells its listener to seek “comfortable surroundings with zero disruption.” Set against the sounds and the visuals, it appears to be entirely oxymoronic – but that’s what gives it charm and suits it perfectly. ‘Zero Disruption’ is another slice of utter brilliance from Adam Stafford.
‘Zero Disruption’ is taken from the forthcoming Neo-Classical album Fire Behind The Curtain, out 4th May on Song, By Toad Records.
Photo: David P. Scott