Sunday, 20 February 2011

The Eye of the Storm video


EYE OF THE STORM | Lovett from Lovett on Vimeo.

Track by Lovett
Directed by Chris Alender
Produced by Kris Eber for Soapbox Films
From the album Highway Collection

Via Toybot Studios

13 comments:

  1. Zack Snyder meets Mike Mignola. Ace!

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  2. Wow. Now THAT'S a film clip. Give me this clip and song over a million Lady Gagas anyday. Emotion! Creativity! Story! Actual music with real instruments! The contrast is unbelievable.

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  3. While the Lady Gaga one had a few things going for it, music wasn't one of them. This one's the whole package, airship and all.

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  4. it's funny really and of course each to his own but i find the music here weedy and lacking in any depth or emotion - much prefer the gaga - it evokes stuff for me that this does not - but there again im really old ....... what does amaze me is the constant discovery bi TOE at finding wierd and dark subject matter at such a constant pace - thx ....

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  5. Hey guys! Thanks for your comments and I am just glad I can inspire debate, even if the content isn't everyone's cup of tea.

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  6. I totally agree that it's each to his own! :)

    It's funny though, but it blows me away how that Gaga song can evoke anything in anyone - it's just a repetitive drum beat rhythm that's been done a million times before and doesn't have one original thought or idea. And as for the clip - they hired the guy who's tattooed himself all over and got him to move around in front of a sheet and a fan with some necklaces and a black piece of material. It's so boring and unoriginal in every way, and I've seen it so many times.

    While the Lovett song is nothing particularly amazing, it was at least played on instruments (don't get me wrong, even though I'm a drummer, I love some electronic music that is really well made, like Underworld) and has some expression and feeling. And the clip, especially, has elements in it like thought, and hard work, and acting, and an implied story behind the basic story ...

    Wow, it seems so superior in every way to me.

    Not being argumentative or confrontational at all, I hasten to add. Just curious at what that Gaga clip and song could possibly elicite in anyone. Though obviously it does excite some people, considering how many records she sells. Though will anyone care about that song in 5 years? I wonder.

    (I'm old too, mid-40s - gah!!)

    Ahhh - human expression - such a wide and diverse range! :) And your content is always interesting ToE, that's why I come back regularly.

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  7. im 62 i think - firmly of the school of tonto.white noise, eno, kraftwerk, mills and now cv 313, so repetitive beats is exactly what evokes atmosphere for me whilst strumming guitars does very little - not that i listen to gaga nor will i - its just the clips affect different people in different ways - i love the macabre so the face paint was ace ......

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  8. Fair enough! :) I've seen the tattooed guy before so I suppose it was old news to me. I also love Eno and Kraftwerk, but to me they're a world above Gaga stuff in quality. Anyway, there you go ...

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  9. no comparison with eno and kraftwerk made at all - quality is such a hard thing to define - mi listening these days are confined to basic channel - echospace and gas - but only because i enjoy them however they are all evoke atmosphere ....

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  10. And evoking atmosphere is an excellent thing, I agree with you of course. Hats off to you sir!

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  11. PS That wasn't face paint by the way: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rick-Genest-Zombie-Boy/232724854589

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  12. tats eh - bloodi norah - what do you do when you want to be invisible on the street and have a quiet day off ?????

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  13. You never, never can ...

    (PS bloody nora - that took me back, haven't heard that expression for years, it used to be said a lot in Australia)

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