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
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.
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.
Take one homicidal cat given side-scroller game inspirations, add an atmosphere of smoky electro-swing, and this is what you get.
Song by Cazzette.
As with The Royal Nightmare, there is a lot going on in Alex Budovskiy’s animations – and there’s always a curveball about to be thrown. Inspire it with a driving, swingy-bop tune by (The Real) Tuesday Weld and you’ve got a multi-award winner. Literally. That it is sung by cuckoos is just icing on the cake.
There’s a heavy ‘Tron’ vibe running through this music video by the band Muse. Yeah, that makes for a good FNMV.
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.
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.