For his fifth video from the underground hit ‘The Escapist Handbook‘ Apocraphe produces a collaboration with French illustrator Roman Gigou.
The first track written for the album, and the inspiration point for the entire project, Kate Griffin is a combination of musicality and lyrical dexterity. The producer, Thomas Nollet, shows his experience as a genre spanning instrumentalist to bring together a beat that moves and adapts to the linguistic games of the rapper.
Apocraphe approaches the subject of escapism through shared worlds created by writers, with an inspiration point of the urban fantasy writings of Kate Griffin (one of the three nom de plumes of the writer Catherine Webb, best known in her guise as award winning author Claire North). Using his rhymes to paint verbal landscapes, Apocraphe takes the listener on a way out through the imagination, and sets the scene for the album as a whole.
The song is accompanied by a mixed media video, shot by I.N.C.H and edited and animated by Roman Gigou. The mixture of live black and white footage with full colour illustration and animation creates a vision of the world of Apoc’s imagination, pulling together the subject matter of the track and the journey that it takes the listener on.
All lyrics by: Apocraphe
Produced by: Thomas Nollet
Video footage by: I.N.C.H
Editing and animation by: Roman Gigou
Recorded and mixed at: Studio Cerisier, Toulouse
Mastered at: Super Sonics HQ, UK