Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Welcome to Heartbreak

KANYE WEST "Welcome To Heartbreak" Directed by Nabil from nabil elderkin on Vimeo.

Say what you will about the man, but Kanye always comes out with the fresh videos (this one courtesy of the brilliant Nabil Elderkin.

In a serendipitous twist, the video's datamoshing technique--which does with video artifacts what Jimi Hendrix did with amp feedback--also features in the video "Evident Utensil" by the band Chairlift, released last week.

Chairlift - "Evident Utensil" Music Video from Data Mosher on Vimeo.

As a result, Kanye will probably not officially release the "Welcome to Heartbreak" vid so as not to look like the idea was swiped from Chairlift.

I think Kanye's video is better, though.

(I know this post seems somewhat divergent from the general thematic focus of this blog, but I was just really feeling this clip this morning.)

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