We interrupt this serious blog for two serious things: aesthetics & trying.
This video, ‘I try’, is utterly non-spectacular but impresses with a charming trick. It might idle around a bit too long in the beginning, but from 0:50 on what you see makes you hear better. And being able to hear better makes you able to see more, like how the process enters the product. Yes. Hello concept. I always was very fond of this song by Public Lover aka Bruno Pronsato feat. Ninca Leece, and once I found the video, even more. Please connect computer to good speakers.
And then there is this: The second James Blake video, ‘The Wilhelm Scream’ which is beautifully filmed by Alexander Brown, formerly at Goldsmiths College where James is now himself. The song is, of course, already amazing with the music slowly building up a dissonant cloud for you to hide in from your worries (if you can’t stand pathos, skip to 2.40). Yes, good speakers again, and must be watched in full screen mode, promise.
Oh. P says, I should add the following: if you wish by 1.12 they hadn’t styled James as a glossy pop icon and desperately wait for the Turner-ish blur to come back, you are not alone. If you wish to mess up his hair, too.