FRINGE MUSIC FIX's Weekly Top 5 (10/19)

Posted by Adam Alexander on October 19, 2014 in Lists

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Each week, FRINGE MUSIC FIX culls the latest music video releases, carefully selecting the most bizarre, provocative, and remarkable videos from across the world.

Sit back, relax, and open your mind’s eye; things are about to get interesting. The following are our selections for the week ending October 19th, 2014.

Scott Cudmore directs a second video from Timber Timbre's Hot Dreams for their track, "Grand Canyon." Their first collaboration was on "Hot Dreams" which was set in a strip club. This time around, Cudmore sets the video in California and focuses on a series of disconnected vignettes that feature a cast of alienated characters. While the visual may seem void of significance, observant listeners will note the correlation between the bizarre sequences and the lyrics from "Grand Canyon."

TEAN directs the well conceived video for Shabazz Palace's "Motion Sickness." The narrative based video introduces us to a mother struggling financially to raise her young daughter. She will stop at nothing to adequately provide. The gritty visual makes great use of limited pacing to recount it's story, and is unarguably one of the stronger narrative videos this year. 

Visual artist Valentine Reinhardt breathes animated life into his colourful and vibrant album cover design for Sebastien Tellier's "L'Aventura." The brilliant video sees a nude Tellier soaring through paradise on the back of a giant bird in pursuit of a lovely nude female counterpart.

The second of three animated visuals included in this week's list, ZHU's stylish and bold video for Zhu's "Paradise Awaits" is a mixed medium visual that blends both watercolour styled animation and computer generated scenes. The appealing visuals capture brightly coloured visuals set a top a black background.

Last but not least, Johnny Chew's twisted animated visual for Braainzz features a series of one sheet print ads from the 50s and 60s and utilizing subtle effects adds layers of dark surrealism to the end product. While some of the eerily disturbing modifications are quite apparent, more attentive viewers will pick up on the hidden cult related symbols and unsettling afflictions the likes of bleeding eyes. Accompanied by an equally disconcerting track, the "oops." is this week's most memorable release.

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