Presenting my concept for the album ‘Lucky Shiner’ by Gold Panda; Atmospheric and emotionally resonant electronic music. Gold Panda often draws on a distinct if diffuse Asian influence, employing a wide array of Eastern sounds and timbres — bells, flutes, strings, chanting, percussion, etc. This and specifically the track ‘same dream china’ heavily inspired the direction of my work. It struck me that a Chinese Buddha encompasses all of the themes within the album, fits with the title ‘Lucky Shiner’ and reflects the uplifting tone throughout the album.
I modeled my Buddha in Zbrush, and an abstract and atmospheric scene to reflect the tone of the music in Cinema 4D. I then combined the two in post production. The result tied it all together, contemporary, experimental and ethereal like his music. The shots of the temple colouring the buddha’s face. I am pleased to have linked all the favorite aspects of my work. Atmospheric environment, sculpture and contemporary design.