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Rapha - Lucid | Video

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Rapha's new riding video, entitled "Lucid," presents the city of St. Petersburg, Russia, as a dreamscape, its nighttime streets empty yet full of portent. Along with an atmospheric soundtrack from Racket Music, voice-over narration from Jonathan McGuiness contains lines from Shakespeare's "The Tempest," drawing allusions to reality as something we move through in slumber: "We are such stuff / As dreams are made on; and our little life / Is rounded with a sleep." It's heady stuff, and whether lucid dreaming is real or not, a good nighttime ride can effectively replicate the experience. Shot and edited by Mark Jenkinson, Rapha's "Lucid" short film can be viewed below.