Gorgeous animation and subtle progression make this video pure bliss. New LP, Fountain Fountain Joyous Mountain, out now.
In this section I post my occasional snippets of insight on outbound links that are necessary material in your cultural well-being. Josdigital in short bursts, if you will.
Keep Shelly In Athens is definitely one to watch out for. Just watch this video, wait for the synth to drop and be amazed.
Jon Hopkins’ take on Us, featured on Drift Remixed, is a lot more aggressive. The video flows through the slaughter, preparation and devouring of a meal as its high point. The cleaning in heavenly light as its downfall. Great concept as the video perfectly aligns with the ambiance of the song.
Massive Attack videos are exactly like their music. Dark, uncompromising in style with attitude and a slightly offset integrity. Serves as a prequel to the marvelous “Splitting the Atom” video.
#1 in 2007 just received a video for its unsettling post-industrial Esther’s track. Apparently the idea was introduced by Belgian director Charles De Meyer (aka Chuck Eklectric) even before the Transformers movie came out.
Jon Hopkins’ Vessel by remix giant Kieran Hebden is nothing short of pure bliss. The video is a perfectly suiting play of beautifully shot dancers moving in an endless loop, conceptual harmony and duality.
I’ve more than praised their debut album, and this track brings delight to the more matured Japandroids with structure. This has been stuck on repeat for the past week and still feels delicious. 7″ out 11/16.
With an album already announced (and an intriguing album cover), Stevens brings this stellar EP filled with bombast and typical Stevens folk. Listen to the whole thing down below.
Highly anticipated lo-fi artist How To Dress Well brought this suiting footage of late great Belgian singer-songwriter Jacques Brel. It’s a climax in 1971 film Franz, but works just as well here.
I’m lovin the jazz infused electronica of Spirituals‘ debut a lot, but this cutting and stitching remix is glorious.
Even though retro is the new cool, I really enjoy the song and visuals. As Q-Tip says best “Keep it funky y’all”, as he does.
Trippy, psychedelic colorful animations (aka just the way I like it) in tone with instrumentals from Aesop Rock’s man bring forth a well paced natural flow of images toward the music. Very well done.
Best known as Jeff Buckley’s adaptation, “Lilac Wine” performed by this Josdigital favorite is subtle, touching and ready to be played again and again. Stunning visuals comprised of calligraphy and hand drawing are nothing short of pure delicacy. Enjoy.
Much anticipated is Salem’s King Knight lp out in September. Here’s their overdrowned in synths lo-fi crunk style best represented on its title track.