Effervescing Elephant

2017, Yoann Hervo

Posted by John Martz, April 25, 2020

Somebody call Joe Exotic, because there's a tiger on the loose!

Yoann Hervo made this in his spare time—an unofficial animated music video to accompany the song "Effervescing Elephant" from Syd Barrett's 1970 album Barrett— and it is a pure delight from start to finish.

Syd Barrett was a notable fan of Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, and Hilaire Belloc. This song, in particular, is a direct pastiche of Belloc's Cautionary Tales, so it's no surprise that when paired with animation (and a little faux film grain), it feels like it could be a lost clip from some vintage 1970's kids show.


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