Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is. - Oscar Wilde
Animation, Art, and Other Shiny Things
An excellent entry in the unscheduled weekend music video, uh, list of music videos that weren’t scheduled but everybody knows I’ll post one anyways list. Yeah, that list.
Celldweller is one of those artists that dominates my entire playlist for days at a time. I’ve only got four of Klayton‘s albums but the album this song comes from is my favorite. End of an Empire is a story album that tells of the fall of a far future civilization and the competition between factions as it tears itself apart. (At least as far as I can discern.)
His music in distinctly electro, but includes aspects of heavy glitch and DnB, as well as metal and even orchestral elements. Klayton puts together some complex soundscapes that lends itself well to story-telling.
Down to Earth is directed and animated by Michi Lange.
Your Friday night (occasional) rogue music video is a dubsteperous biological overview of a viral infection. A lethal viral infection. Featuring a beating heart, red blood cells (erythrocytes, to be precise), an offending virus, and it’s unidentified cellular victim zero, Blackburner shows us the screaming nightmare of every Biologist and Virologist on the planet.
A Goa trance track from Loud’s album No More X
Animation by Oron Aiche
Your Friday Occasional Rogue Video is a great example of Goa Trance, also known as Psytrance, and is one of the few animations in this genre that isn’t simply pattern morphing or visualization generated stuff.
The last installment in the Beyond the Mind’s Eye series.
Next series up would be the Odyssey Into the Mind’s Eye, and we will get to it eventually, but not just yet. There’s a lot of excellent animation out there now and I’m getting a bit of a backlog of great stuff in the draft queue that needs to be posted.
Whoever animated this video was running some heavy fuel…