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Three Second Memory

Learn To Lose

Another dance-able tune from Bakermat. Besides just being a fun music video, the premise is one we should all remember: Don’t be afraid to lose.

It’s the principle of risk – when you take a chance you may fail, but then again you may succeed. If you don’t risk then there is no possibility of success.

Animation by Studio Plumeau and Pegbarians.

Anvil

The tune is a hypnotic electronic down-beat cruiser by Lorn, aka Marcos Ortega.

The year 2100. In an effort to combat overpopulation, the postmortem social network “Anvil” is released.

The video carries a certain elegance in the flow of it. Possibly from the way that, using only three colors, the scenes are filled and complex and easily morph through the story.

Animation by Antoine Caëcke and Hélène Jeudy.

Three Little Pigs – Green Jelly

I’m an old-school metal-head and grew up on Sabbath, Zepp, Rush, and the like, and this tune is right there. That it is an adult satire of a children’s tale by a band that can laugh at itself turns it up to 11.

Rocketh on, verily.

 

She Wants Me Dead

Bathtime in Clerkenwell

Take a Ride – Don Felder

The vignette B-17 from the 1981 Heavy Metal movie. My favorite movie, and magazine (where the vignettes were adapted from). I posted a video with this song a few months back (So Beautiful and So Deadly) but this is the scene the song actually comes from. Wherever and whatever, posting a scene from HM is never out of place for a FNMV.

The Dark Side

Another You

Smooth, sensuous, and slightly psychedelic makes this old-school soul track by Breakbot an instant favorite of mine. The animation goes with the flow and makes it a perfect addition to the day-late FNMV collection.

Breakbot and Ruckazoid merge, creating Breakazoid, a cosmic pimp, who distributes his love to humans by taking them across the galaxy on the planet love.

Directed and animated by Olivier Lescot.

The Wolf – SIAMÉS

I really like this 2-plus-1 color animation – simple, stylish, brutal. While I suppose it could be a sort of love story, everything about it shouts addiction to me. A song I know all too well. The eyes floating out of his drink, the wolves chasing – it all resonates.

Whatever the story, it’s great animation and a a catchy tune by Siames and perfect for a Friday night music video.

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