Although CTM opened its gates last night we’ve still found the time to browse through dozens of freshly released music videos for today’s edition of your beloved music video column V I D E O D R O M E. Within the last seven days we’ve already brought you new goods from the likes of Grizzly Bear, Gramme, Synkro, Diamond Version and Matthew Herbert. Below you’ll find the latest pick of audiovisual highlights… Have fun.
#1 Umberto – Night Fantasy, directed by Nick Banister
New video for Kansas City-based musician Matt Hill, aka Umberto. “Night Fantasy” is taken from his Confrontations record out on Not Not Fun. Yes, NNF is still cosmic in 2013.
#2 Buchikamashi – Superbrain, dir?
Ready for some Japanese new age? Then Shin Buchikami, going by the name Buchikamashi, might be right up your alley.
#3 Bonobo – Cirrus, directed by Cyriak
Cyriak’s video for Bonobo’s “Cirrus” is a quite an enjoyable visual extravaganza. The track is taken from his upcoming album entitled The North Borders. Oh my lawd.
#4 Scratch Massive feat. Koudlam – Waiting for a Sign, directed by Edouard Salier
I love Koudlam, I love Edouard Salier but I am not entirely sure about this very dark video. Very nice cinematography—but where is the narration going?
#5 Moon Duo – Ich Werde Sehen, directed by Jovan Arsenic
It’s quite surprising that I didn’t witness the shoot for Moon Duo‘s nice b/w clip since all this was done just around the corner from where I live.
#6 The Flaming Lips – Sun Blows Up Today, directed by George Salisbury
A colorful video for an appropriately upbeat song.“Sun Blows Up Today” is from the forthcoming Flaming Lips record.
#7 The KVB – Shadows, dir?
Self-Titled unveiled this nice little video today for UK duo THE KVB‘s new LP Immaterial Visions, out February 26. One to watch.
#8 Hervé ft. Katie Stelmanis – Save Me, directed by Tim Kelly
Nice collab from Hervé’s forthcoming album The Art Of Disappearing, out March 4, showing once more the brilliance of Katie Stelmanis.
#9 Mykki Blanco – Kingpinning, directed by Clarence Fuller
Just a few days before his highly anticipated CTM rave-up, here’s Mykki’s brand new chunk of audiovisual gold, presenting the likes of Le1f and Dev Hynes. The dope track was produced by Brenmar and is taken from his Cosmic Angel: The Illuminati Prince/ess mixtape.
#10 The Knife – Full Of Fire, directed by Marit Östberg
It’s been seven years but now The Knife are back with a nine minute blast of some strange post-gothic electrocism. Not entirely sure if The Knife is still relevant for me, but judge for yourself above.
Scratch Massive’s new album Nuit de Rêve will have you reaching for the adjectives in a hurry. In the meantime let’s just say that this is like listening to the future backwards. You could spend all night trying to piece together the musical references: everything from dark synthesizers to Koudlam‘s breath of fresh air and Jimmy Somerville make their appearance on this classic sounding electronic record which sometimes feels like John Carpenter’s imagination getting trapped in an analogue German heaven. Or to put it another way, you’ll love it with the lights off.
Click below for today’s EB Listening Party featuring Scratch Massive: