Posts tagged 'Chris Milk'

Two Against One

“I get the feeling that it’s two against one.
I’m already fighting me, so what’s another one?”

The first suggestion to check out the attached came from Dave Hughes (of Off The Air fame) back on January 9th with the second ping, from Hartwell Millett, hitting our inbox just a few days later. Another 48 hours passed and then Zak Standel wrote in with the message, “how about you watch it and then write why its cool on the main page.”


The roster of talent on this one is deep. On the music side of things you’ve got a choice cut from Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi‘s latest project, Rome, with a guest appearance from Jack White (NICE). The trippy, bizarre and dark visuals are provided by the tag team duo of Chris Milk and Anthony Francisco Schepperd who we’ve both featured before: Chris directed the exquisitely bizarre Who’s Gonna Save My Soul? for Gnarls Barkley and Anthony helmed two of our all time favorites, Wail to God and The Music Scene.

Jack’s dark, ominous delivery is caramel-smooth which, as it effortlessly intermingles with the warm, cinematic and slow-plodding production, sets an emotional tone that gets further accentuated by Anthony’s signature forever-morphing animation style and Chris’ acerbic tendencies to push the bizarre. It’s not very long – only two minutes and change – but it doesn’t feel that way which, in this case at least, is a good thing. Headphones on, volume up, full-screen HD and, above all else, get comfortable: the forecast calls for multiple viewings.

A big thanks to everyone who wrote in! Cheers!

[ Rome - Two Against One ]

Who’s Gonna Save My Soul?

“For you.”
“You do realize I’m breaking up with you, right?”
“Well that’s the strange thing; it’s actually yours now. I don’t know why it works that way but I’m never going to be able to get over you and so from now on every girl that I meet will be meticulously compared to you and, unfortunately, none of them will be able to measure up to the false memory of what you and I once ‘had’.”

Chris Milk directed this fantastic more-than-a-music-video for one of my all-time favorite acts, Gnarls Barkley. Bask in the strangeness, friends.

[ Gnarls Barkley - Who's Gonna Save My Soul ]