Triangles, a tribute to Ray, the bad city, aerial antics, garage subversion, overhead projections, and a man and his town.
Dance your cares away, the old colonel’s last feast, everyone else is having more fun, bring out the bedsheets, a totally mental hospital, and coming in like a wrecking yard.
Juicy fruits, Plan 9 from inner space, furry monsters, musical fears, a grave issue and an ethical conundrum.
Continue reading June 2007: Brutally Frank, Cyphanetik, Daniel Munro, Dukes, Ethical, False Start
The four corners of punk, a fantasy marionette world, a dystopian landscape, cruisin’ down a country road, and a minimalist bellboy.
Continue reading August 2006: The Decoders, The Madison Press, The Rabble, Tourist, Tyree, Voom, Young Sid
The perils and/or benefits of pot, horse party, the act of it getting better, VCR intrigue, and rock.
Continue reading April 2006: Elemeno P, Falter, Fast Crew, Friends From Sweden, Goldenhorse
The magic of CGI takes us to beaches, romantic parks, and noirish cities. The magic of IRL takes us on a car journey and into an old church.
Continue reading Videos from December 2005 – part 1
We last saw Aerial in the mundane setting of the Huapai takeaway shop, but things get more glam with “Come Around Again”. The video is like a scrapbook of travel mementos from the mid-20th century, back when air travel was fancy and exciting.
To ground things in reality, the video is bookended live action scenes of the duo singing in a recording studio. It’s deep in the mixing desk that the travel adventure begins, with the cables and plugs echoing images of power lines and a manual telephone exchange.
The rest of the video is animated, but not in a cartoony way. There are lots of still shots and layers of travel icons and other symbols of the era – maps, air mail letters, rotary phones and telegrams. And as the NZ On Screen description notes, it is a very rewarding video, with layers of delight to uncover.
The issue for me is that the song itself isn’t especially remarkable, a pretty forgettable MOR love song. The video ends up being way more interesting than the song. I’d rather print out screenshots and enjoy the visuals as a series of postcards than in music video form.
Director: Guy Tichborne
Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision
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