Posts tagged 'Ethereal'


Brad Kremer shot these gorgeous time lapse sequences of Tokyo, Matsuyama, Imabari, Nagano, Gifu, and Ishizushisan during a 2009 summer trip to Japan. The first half is a buzzing, Röyksopp-backed, energetic romp through busy city streets while the second act mellows out (no doubt helped by the ambient strains of The Album Leaf), shifting the focus to the unique coastlines, rolling hills and foggy mountains of Japan’s iconic natural landscape. It’s just the right length too – almost eight full minutes – so grab your headphones, get the full-screen up ons and enjoy the scenery.

[ Hayaku: A Time Lapse Journey Through Japan ]

We Got Time

“You say, ‘We are we going?’
I guess there’s just no way of knowing.
But we got time, yeah, we got time.”

The brilliant minds at David Wilson Creative – the talented folks behind Let Go which, if you haven’t seen it already, needs to be instantly promoted to the tippity-top of your ‘Shit I Need To Watch’ queue – are responsible for the visuals in this music video for Moray McLaren. All the animation was created in camera by filming the mirror reflection of individually crafted phenakistoscopic discs mounted on a spinning turntable. The only ‘trickery’ happens in the simple wipes that transition from the footage of one disc to the next in order to keep the narrative flow.

We dig it and so did the judges at the UK Music Video Awards who named it ‘Best Budget Video – Rock, Indie, Alternative’ for 2009. Enjoy!

[ Moray McLaren - We Got Time ]

Chase No Face

“No post-production effects were used in this video. Everything on the face is happening in real-time, via hacked Kinect, laptop and LED projector.”

Diggin’ this rad and inventive work from Zach Lieberman, Francisco Zamorano, Andy Wallace, and Michelle Calabro that is an apt visual accompaniment to the ethereal, chill sounds of BELL. Enjoy!

For a behind-the-scenes look at how this music video came together check out this video that Francisco posted to his Vimeo account.

[ Chase No Face / BELL ]

Mars1 and Doze Green

“Where I usually look for inspiration is the macro and micro; the place where words end and the grey area begins and things start becoming more difficult to explain…”

Up-and-coming photographer/filmmaker Colin M Day put together this film of a collaboration between two ultra-talented artists Mars1 and Doze Green who are equally comfortable with spray cans and exterior walls as they are with blank canvases and brushes. I’m not sure what I like more: seeing the finished piece or hearing their explanations of it’s meaning. Metatron forever…

[ MARS1 & DOZE GREEN via Benedek Media > DJ Broadcast ]


From the looks of it ‘Knowing’ is a pretty awful movie – I haven’t seen it mind you but, in my experience, the hive mind is fairly reliable about these sorts of things. Anyways, so I’m on the ‘tubes and come across this video – created by musicaeternal – that combines Björk’s ethereal ‘Batabib’ with some scenes from the flick and it all works together rather well. Alex Proyas sure knows how to make some tasty visuals.

[ Björk Batabid HD ]


“We’d been looking into an old 3D technique called “Anaglyph”, which is the familiar red and cyan version of 3d that you used to get on the back of cereal boxes. The more we looked at various images that used this technique, the more we fell in love with the colours and decided that they should drive the aesthetic of the piece…The song is full of light and shade; with euphoric melodies and skipping glitchy beats. It seemed to us that themes of ‘duality’ ran through both the song and our visual idea.”

Absolutely loving this music video BISON (a.k.a. Owen Silverwood and Dave Bullivant) put together for the Four Tet remix of ‘Vessel’ by Jon Hopkins (released by Domino and available now on iTunes & AmazonMP3). It’s ethereal, contemplative and gorgeous stuff – perfect for some rainy-day chillage. Big ups to Justine Josephs for the fantastic styling and Claire Meehan for lending her dance expertise, the two in tandem are a powerful combination. Cheers!

P.S. If you’re into dance, near Des Moines on Friday and want to get in one last great party before the Apocalypse then stop by Glaza Studio for End of Days – it looks like it’s going to be a pretty rad time.

[ Jon Hopkins - Vessel (Four Tet Remix) (2010) ]

True Loves

“It’s a quiet heart – a quiet heart like a car alarm.
Hollow chest, it’s a hollow chest, on a solemn quest to bring a guest into your arms…”

Tyler Vanston (he sent in Rippled last week) passed along this medieval-tinged, ethereal music video that Stray Angel Films and Young Replicant produced for Hooray For Earth. It’s directed by Alex Takacs and Joe Nankin with some fantastic costume design by Lauren Bradley. Enjoy!

Thanks, Tyler!

[ Hooray For Earth - True Loves ]

Grown Ocean

“In that dream I’m as old as the mountains, still is starlight reflected in fountains.
Children grown on the edge of the ocean; kept like jewelry kept with devotion
In that dream moving slow through the morning…”

More goodness from Sub Pop, this time for Fleet Foxes’ nostalgia-rambler ‘Grown Ocean’. The quick-cutting clutter of casually captured documentary footage compliments the ethereal cadence of the tune so well that I found myself blissfully zoning out each time I watched it. Maybe you’ll like it, too? Their new album, ‘Helplessness Blues’ drops on May 3rd, 2011 which you can conveniently pre-order on either CD or LP here.

[ Fleet Foxes - Grown Ocean (OFFICIAL VIDEO) ]

The Formula

subBlue (of Surface Detail fame) created this fractal-based music video for The Formula, a deep-tech outfit currently signed to London-based Ho Hum Records. The visuals are, as you’d expect, quite nice; they compliment the brooding, ethereal (and sometimes dark) synths rather well and the spike/glow accentuation on the 2-4 clap/snaps wins it valuable bonus points. All in all, it’s a delicious bizarre journey (especially when things start to evolve about halfway through). Enjoy!

[ The Formula ]


I go through all this
Before you wake up
So I can feel happier
To be safe up here with you…

Björk is known for her consistently great music videos and this dreamy ethereal journey for Hyperballad directed by Michel Gondry is no exception.  Enjoy!

[ Bjork - Hyperballad (HD Official Video) ]