Videodrome #71 – This week’s best videos
Here’s the latest dose of audiovisual joy with the likes of British/German legends The Orb, with their second video featuring Lee Scratch Perry; Kreidler with their new video for “Cascade” taken from their recent full-length Den; an unbelievable composed video for the track “Kardashev Type One” by Boards Of Canada collaborator christ.
#1 Perfume Genius – Take Me Home, directed by Patrick Sher
Here’s the video for a good cut off of Perfume Genius’s excellent “Put Your Back N 2 It” that asserts that Mike Hadreas is the coolest motherfunker around.
#2 El Perro del Mar – Walk On By, directed by Frode & Marcus
Sarah Assbring‘s new album, Pale Fire, is just around the corner. Fashion by Anna-Sara Dåvik.
#3 The Weeknd – Rolling Stone
The Weeknd, again. One of the most highly-rated tracks from his Thursday mixtape now has some new, black-and-white video pleasure to go with it.
#4 Egyptian Hip Hop – Yoro Diallo, directed by by Isaac Eastgate
Hip Hop in Egypt is actually synth-pop from the US. Lost in translation, but a pleasure to hear anyway.
#5 KREIDLER – Cascade, footage from Heinz Emigholz
See Claus-Wilhelm Klinker and John Erdman in Die Basis des Make-Up, scenes taken from the Heinz Emigholz-directed 1985 film.
#6 Mandola Jayebe – Cream
Surpringsingly fresh sound and an okay video for Mandola Jayebe‘s “Cream”.
#7 Big Wave – Only You
Very much liked the vibe of that audiovisual tet-a-tet. Power Pop is still standing.
#8 Menomena – Plumage, directed by Trevor McMahan
Menomena is one of these bands which I started to like thanks to their videos. Remember their food fight for “Rotten Hell” or the astonishing video/shortfilm for “Evil Bee”? This is just as good.
#9 christ. – Kardashev Type One, directed by Stefan Larson
Taken from his soundtrack to the film Cathexis, christ.’s ‘Kardashev Type One’ is a typically glitchy electronica that brings to mind Warp in its heyday. The video showcases some of the ground-breaking animation techniques used in Cathexis. Awesome.
#10 The Orb feat. Lee Scratch Perry – Soulman
Here at EB we really like Thomas Fehlmann. So, of course, we also really like video for his second single, featuring Lee Scratch Perry.
Published October 08, 2012.