For those kids whose parents and/or schools forbid you from partaking in Sex Ed, let’s just say Alice In Chains has your back. Clocking in at just under seven minutes, the group has posted an online interactive video for their latest single Acid Bubble. While Arcade Fire took us on a Google Maps inspired trip down memory lane last month, Alice In Chains and director Nick Goso have taken us on a voyage that feels an awful lot like the 1983 NOVA special The Miracle Of Life.
Get your interactive Chains on here, or have a look at the no frills version below:
While The Miracle Of Life was truly something groundbreaking, Acid Bubble is anything but. The video feels as though someone simply picked up unused images off the cutting room floor of Tool guitarist and visual mastermind Adam Jones. During select moments of the voyage, the user is granted a 360° view of the uterus. Much like a Choose Your Own Adventure book, the experience is unique, based upon which direction the computer mouse is dragged. From images of oil soaked birds to rush hour traffic, the unborn child slowly growing inside the uterus is treated to a sneak peek of an often depressing world.
While not terrible, one must wonder if the video features enough interaction to keep the ADHD nation appeased. Personally, I think you are better off catching the band when they hit the road this fall as part of the BLACKDIAMONDSKYE tour with Mastodon and Deftones.