After an eight-year hiatus, Jackson Fourgeaud aka Jackson and His Computerband are back with new material. As if that wasn’t already enough, we’ve got a new TV on the Radio video and a short, insightful film from London electronic duo, Goldfrapp for your viewing pleasure. So be sure to kick-start your weekend in style and enjoy our top five picks from the past seven days. Have a great weekend and let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
Jackson and His Computerband – Dead Living Things (Dir. Alexandre Courtès)
Director Alexandre Courtès, having previously worked with Daft Punk and Justice said of his latest creation, “This project is a direct reference to the works of Fellini and David Lynch. It is a juxtaposition of life scenes and actions that have nothing to do with each other in particular, that however create a fantastic dynamic and resolutely surreal experience.” Personally I find these visuals mesmerising and the dark synths pair wonderfully with the gloomy backdrop and morose characters.
Douglas Dare – Lungful (Filmed & Edited by Dusan Kacan)
With a constant trickling of piano notes and steady, measured claps there are definite James Blake comparisons to be made. This track apparently began as a poem before the talented Dare created an arrangement. Fantastic stuff.
TV On The Radio – Mercy (Dir. Dawn Garcia)
TVOTR recently worked with director Dawn Garcia as part of Myspace’s new program, Music Video Collaborations With Artists We Like. After a meteor crashes to Earth, it roams the streets, finding it pretty hard to fit in. Look out for some hilarious cameos of the band.
Crystal Stilts – Star Crawl (Dir. Daniel Fetherston)
The latest video from the Brooklynite rockers features panning shots along the Hudson with a multitude of colored filters. This one’s a full-bodied experience.
Goldfrapp – Annabel (Dir., Co-Created by Alison Goldfrapp & Lisa Gunning)
“I read Annabel and was totally drawn into that world, and immediately wrote the song. It’s very much about my interpretation of the book. If anyone hears that song they’ll just think it’s about a girl, they won’t know what it is about, so I was very intent on making the film. The boy is amazing, he’s got a stillness and a melancholy to his face, and an introverted quality about him” – Alison Goldfrapp