Here we are once more with the latest dose of cool new music videos from around the globe. This week features the likes of The Crystal Ark, Nicki Minaj, Boody&Le1f and, without a doubt one of the standout videos of the year, Björk’s infamous “Mutual Core” extravaganza:
#1 Bjӧrk – Mutual Core, directed by Andrew Thomas Huang
Björk’s “Mutual Core” clip is a truly badass video with a dangerous beat and stunning visuals on top. I can see why so many folks see this as video of the year.
#2 Fun Adults – Sap Solid, directed by Dan Jacobs & Huw Thomas
Leeds-based 4-piece Fun Adults have unveiled the video for “Sap Solid”, taken from their Sap Solid/Acacia 7inch single, out now on Tough Love Records. Lovely.
#3 The Crystal Ark – We Came To, directed by Viva Ruiz
Gavin Russom and Viva Ruiz’s project The Crystal Ark doesn’t stop moving. Here’s their latest strike, a post-sci-fi video made by Viva herself.
#4 Nicki Minaj – Freedom, directed by Colin Tilley
Nicky says: “I wanted it to feel timeless and classic, so it was important that we established a very intense backdrop for all of the setups.” Enjoy above.
#5 Dominik Eulberg – Die blaue Sekunde, directed by decollage.tv
According to the director’s website, it’s a projection inception: “visuals projected onto a wavy sheet of Aluminium, filmed and then again (digitally) projected onto 3D metaballs and bubbles.”
#6 Sebastien Schuller – Nightlife, directed by Emily Kai Bock
Director Emily Kai Bock and cinematographer Evan Prosofsky team up again after previous collaborating on Grimes’ Oblivion music video and the latest Doldrums vid. In this new video the visuals match Sebastien Schuller‘s song perfectly as we follow two girls through the nightlife of Miami.
#7 Wundercastle – What’s going on
#8 Clean Bandit – Nightingale, directed by Clean Bandit
Clean Bandit are a collective of musicians who mix elements of classical, hip hop and electronica. And surprisingly it works extremely well. Oder?
#9 Boody & Le1f – Soda, directed by Sam Jones
#10 Gaslamp Killer (ft. Dimlite) – Seven Years of Bad Luck for Fun
Here’s the trippy, sick and very surreal video by Los Angeles hip hop and electronica producer Gaslamp Kiiller. It’s off his debut full length Breakthrough.
#11 Angel Haze – Love Of My Life, directed by Arnaud Muller
Up-and-comer Angel Haze reworked Erykah Badu‘s “Love of My Life”, taken off her Classick Mixtape: moody track and video – love the VHS effects.
#12 Maxxi Soundsystem feat Name One – Regrets We Have No Use For
Hypercolor strikes back with the latest video from Maxxi Soundsystem, here collaborating with Name One.
#13 Profligate – Videotape, directed by Robert Beatty
Not not sure. Without a doubt NNF was one of the most inspiring labels two years ago. Now, it feels like we’ve seen enough screensaver vids and revisited enough 90s music to last a while. New identity needed.
Published November 21, 2012. Words by moritz.schmall.