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Day: January 25, 2011

Crystal Castles’ “Not In Love”

Reminiscent of the video for DeLorean’s “Stay Close” and of similar palette to today’s Karl X Johan’s “Flames”, though wildly different content and style, this video for the Crystal Castles’s song “Not In Love” is pretty neat as a sort of textural piece. I’d like to see it projected on a huge wall as people mingled and got in the way of the projection. As far as narrative goes, it’s got nothing, but I don’t think that’s the point. It’s clearly a mood piece, nothing more, nothing less. As with the DeLorean video, I can appreciate all the layers in this.

It’s nice. The song’s decent, even if you’re not a huge fan of Robert Smith’s unmistakeable vocal style.

Karl X Johan’s “Flames” (Director’s Cut)

No lie, this song is doing nothing for me at all. So little in fact I’m not even going to bother to explain who Karl X Johan is. Some dudes named Karl and Johan? Maybe they’re like German or Norwegian or Swedish or some shit? Fuck man, who knows.

What I DO know is that this video composed of entirely macro photography is amazing. I love the super lush colors and how fucking sexy it is chronicling a woman’s night from drying off from the shower to club to bonetown to the morning after. Watch it in full screen. Then watch it again. It’s really really good. The video is amazingly suggestive without ever resorting to full on nudity. Totally amazing.

Don’t piss off David Thorne.

Context. Oh, how I love 27b/6.