I’ve debated starting this theme for a few weeks, and I ultimately decided I would as it would encourage me to looks for options that actually fit what I’m aiming for. If one pays too much attention to Top 40 type music you tend to see a dearth of creativity in the music video form. The music video is spawned from short films and can be as creative if not more so than their predecessor. Far too often it does just become singing heads. I want to try and buck that trend and find ones both new and old that do something somewhat outside the box, at the very least have some sort of visual narrative. Here we go.
Violacida – La ballata degli ostinati
It starts with the surreal image of an audio jack being stuck in an ear (pictured). The make-up vaguely reminiscent of commedia dell’arte the edits being driven by percussion (hard cuts for drumbeats, quick dissolves for tambourines) make this quick song’s visuals move as quickly. There’s a surreal home video feel to the rest of the video that’s very fitting. Quick viewing. Enjoy!