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Verbal – Amon Tobin

I’ve had Mr Tobin’s Out From Out Where album in my car for a few months now and I know this track well. I came across the video a few days ago, and as is my usual, I watched it with the sound off. I always do that first time through an animation, to get a ‘feel’ for the art of it, if that makes any sense.

It looked like a fairly mundane car chase, maybe even a machinima, three minutes of it. Uh, ok.

Second time through, this time with sound. I know the track and what to expect – and I was riveted for the entire three minutes twenty. The colors trailing over the cars, the occasional road hazard, the details were all in perfect synch to the music.

Receiver – Wagon Christ

This music video is just plain fun. The animation has an echo of the 70’s pop-art animation walking the line of psychedelia (ala yellow submarine or sally cruikshank) and is driven along by a peppy techno track. You can’t help but root for the protagonist, and the ending is perfect.

This one’s going on the ‘shiny things’ list.

Animation by Ninja Tune.

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