Fried? Baked? Vimeocore? If you reacted to that last option at all, you might want to watch this. Honestly, I’m surprised that Chicken Scanner isn’t a Vimeo Staff Pick–it’s short, audiovisually abrasive, and without a traditional plot, prioritizing its aesthetic over mainstream sensibilities for film length, score, and cinematography. Micah Harbon‘s video seems to lack any clear context for its creation, or at least a technical “making of” explanation, but maybe it doesn’t need those frills. James Mazur is credited for the excellent sound design.
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Guitarist/producer and member of the now disbanded noise/surf band Ponytail, Dustin Wong has been releasing experimental solo albums for the past few years. His third full-length release, Meditation of Ecstatic Energy, will be released via Thrill Jockey on September 16th. His latest song from the project, “The Big She,” is a hypnotic layering of fuzzy guitars and dissonance. As the track builds its layers and falls into a strange groove, the drums come in after three minutes and change where you think the beat lies. It’s a really powerful move that adds a strong momentum, but right when you get into the new groove, he changes it again, sending the track into an even more dizzying loop.
Grab the track as a free download to hold yourself over until the full album comes out next month!
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Freaking weird electronic experimenter Oneohtrix Point Never has been making music for years now, to acclaim from Pitchfork, Animal Collective, and other tastemakers. The official video for “Problem Areas,” a single from his forthcoming debut on electronic heavyweight Warp Records, grabbed my attention for a couple reasons: first, its unsettling visual aesthetic of not-quite-realism (the work of artist Takeshi Murata); second, the video seems rather plainly literal. We’re given four minutes of what are, apparently, problem areas—and pretty much nothing else. It’s a strange clip that suitably complements a strange track.
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Whoa. Artist Sebastian Schmieg created this trip of a clip (I’m sorry) by starting with a blank image and using Google’s Search by Image function to continuously pull up a new image that Google deems as “most similar” to the last one. The visual themes and unpredictable turning points are ripe for endless armchair theorizing, but even better, the video has no sound, so you can easily play a soundtrack of your choice. (This makes it ridiculously easy to project all your favorite pet hypotheses about the meaning of human existence onto the video.) Enjoy.
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