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Sound of Silence

Another day-after-FNMV (friday night music video) and another animation test from Fennah, this time featuring Ludwig as the performer. Yes, I’m still partial to Shuck, but this guy is pretty badass. I’m really liking these character models.

The story behind Fennah’s characters is, well, an extensive story, and comes with several episodes of a webshow, Satellite City, with a cast from an alternate dimension. Sam Fennah has also put together a pretty deep and detailed backstory on the characters.

Starship Groove – Animusic 2

I’ve loved the Animusic videos since I first saw them years ago. The technology is a kind of reversal on music animation in that rather than creating the animation to fit the music, the music itself creates the animation.

Wayne Lytle, a composer of progressive rock music and computer scientist, has been creating these incredible music videos since 1995 and, with David Crognale, released the first Animusic video in 2001.

This is the first track from Animusic 2 and serves as notice that the animation is a big step up from the first Animusic video album.

Free To Roam – Giangrande

Ghost

A great tune by Delta Heavy and brilliant Friday night music video.

An alternate title to the video could be Clippy’s Revenge as it skewers not only the parade of personal digital assistants, but computer and web culture itself. Admittedly, I experienced a bit of nostalgia seeing the old W95/98 screen savers go by.

Directed by Chris Bristow and produced by BlinkInk.

Teleparp

Makeshift Creations

 

Another extra day-late Friday night music video. While the snow is gone this week, I still have a fascination with Bendy animations. The style, the music, just the feel of these toons is great fun.

Animation by Flint 4K for an original song sung by SquigglyDigg and Swiblet, and written by Flint 4K and Maple. Composed by David Berube.

Takin’ a Ride

I admit, I’m loosely defining “animated music video” tonight for the simple reason that both the song and the super-clip compilation are from the 1981 movie ‘Heavy Metal’, one of my all time favorite movies. The entire soundtrack ain’t no slouch either.

Song is by Don Felder.

Devils Swing

 

Think of this as an extra Friday night music video posted a day late. Really it’s just a bonus because I’ve been snowed in for two days and am getting stir crazy.

And I have become quite the fan of Bendy cartoon videos. Great tunes and the 3D ‘neo-retro’ animation is pretty interesting, aside from Bendy simply being a brilliant character. Unsure I’ll ever play the game that spawns and inspires the videos, I’m more of a mmorpg player, but it does look like great fun.

Bla Bla Bla

 

While there is some mild disagreements on the lyrics to this song, the brilliantly simple line animation perfectly compliments the boppy tune. Great for a Friday night music video.

Animation by Studio Film Bilder, the tune is Bla Bla Bla by Gigi D’Agostino

The Gas Clock – Mattias Gordon

 

Tonight’s Friday Night music video adds some class to the place.

The Gas Clock is a fragment of Goethe’s tragedy where Faust and Mephisto travel in time and space, between the living and the dead, in a maze that they may never find their way out of.

Animated by Mattias Gordon of whom we are a fan! More of his well done animation here.

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