I’ve expanded a bit from my originally shorter article only featuring Hilland’s work on Sparks by Rôyksopp since I found Hilland’s video for the same band’s song Eple. Both songs and videos are fantastic, and although they obviously follow the same technique, they’re completely different in the feeling; partly due to the songs I think as well.
I’m extremely curious to know if there’s a name for this technique or process – if anyone has info, please share!
It’s hard to describe how great the feeling of watching this video is, without having watched it before. The Black Keys do it again, with another awesome song and another great piece of viral video.
Recently I’ve become obsessed with he latest album by M83 Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming. It’s as if all of his previous music led up to this masterpiece. And the official music video for Midnight City also goes great with the vibe, as well as adding little X-Men kid look-a-likes.
click play on our sidebard music player to enjoy a couple of our favorite songs from Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
I’m a huge fan of Little Dragon, I first discovered them through their Gorillaz collaboration (Empire Ants was one of the best songs on Plastic Beach in my opinion).
But it’s really the work they did withSBTRKT that got me to finally listen to their latest album, Ritual Union. It’s a great record, full of energy and brilliant vocals by Yukimi Nagano.
This music video for their song “Brush The Heat” is trippy to say the least. Interestingly, Yukimi Nagano’s father Yusuke Nagano and his creative partner OLGA directed it.
Scott Benson is an illustrator/animator from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His animations are created primarily with vectors, limited textures, and lively colour combinations. These stills are from a music video he created for the electronica band rendezvous. He says his inspiration for the piece was the theory of evolution and that he wanted to do something with the progression of life, even the stills look like they could be standalone art by themselves. He’s a big inspiration to me both in his process (which you can read about in depth on his blog) and his outcomes are outstanding so polished and energetic. This whole thing was created in after effects and it really shows how amazing things can be created within one piece of software.
I’d highly recommend checking out his blog and you can purchase illustrations from his etsy page
It’s about time we stepped up our music videos selections here. There’s not better way to start off this regular feature than with this new video from Bon Iver. I’ll assume you’ve all heard about or (as I have) relentlessly played the latest Bon Iver album on repeat since it’s release. Well this video directed by Nabil Elderkin does not disappoint.
From the people who brought you the incredible music video for Bombay by El Guincho, here’s another great video for Invisible Light by the Scissor Sisters. Video below.