[7 June 2011]
YouTube user thenov29films has become something of the official unofficial videographer of much of the best underground electronic music coming out, most of which would never have a visual accompaniment anyway. The Nov 29 Films, filmmakers Kevin Paschold and Sebastian Kökow, thoughfully and precisely match clips of old art films, animations, video games, and whatever fits to modern music at lightning-fast speed, sometimes within days of a record’s release. Here is a week-old clip of a woman fluttering a fan to Venetian Snares’s “Ever Stopped the Heaviest” from their Cubist Reggae EP. Whereas Venetian Snares were at one time involved in the end of IDM that obfuscated beats, abstracted melodies, and skirted the fringes of listenability, their latest EP actually works in inverse by taking obscure elementals and ornamental production and highlighting the pop angles of such.