I loved this film. It’s brutal and dark, but so captivating. From the story, to the visuals, to the score, to the acting, this film just got it so right.
Director: Steve McQueen
Writers: Abi Morgan, Steve McQueen
Stars: Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale
Official Music Video for Critical Distance by Maybeshewill
”Kipling” is the title of a hauntingly melancholic yet somehow beautifully hopeful music video created for the Finnish indie rock band, Magenta Skycode, by Miikka Niemi and his Lapland-based team at Flatlight Films.
We love the way the open space, sparse nature and mythical plot leave room for the viewers’ own interpretations. The airiness and subdued light are perfect reflections of the chilly beauty of Lapland where this was filmed in Kemijärvi and Salla.
The voice and the music are those of Jori Sjöroos, Magenta Skycode’s founder and main man. The other band members are Niko Kivikangas, Kalle Taivainen, Valtteri Lipasti, Mitja Kiviluoma, Niina Sinkkonen and Jessika Rapo.
We especially love the rhythm that seems to recall a yoik (joiku), the Lapps’ ancient form of storytelling by singing. Combined, the video and music bring out thoughts of shape-shifters and shamans, tragic fates and dramatic lives, fear and hope. The man and dog (a white Swiss shepherd) never appear together. Are they the same?
Kipling gained its name from a Rudyard Kipling quote: “Of all the liars in the world sometimes the worst are your own fears.” The song ends with a beautiful verse: As your sadness leads you home, will you turn the scene around, moving closer to the stage where your fear ends up afraid?
Kipling is part of Magenta Skycode’s second album, Relief, that won the 2010 Finland Emma Award (Finnish equivalent of Grammy) for the Best Indie Album. In 2006, the Turku-based Magenta Skycode’s debut album, IIIII, became Finland’s Record of the Year. - Tuija Seipell
This is a link to an awesome playlist of 11 videos by Bon Iver. Go have a look, it’s quite something.
Active Child - Hanging On
Apparat - Black Water
I’m a bit late in seeing this as the video was released in August last year.
But I thought I’d share it anyways.
Music Video of “A Real Hero” by College feat. Electric Youth as featured in the Film DRIVE (2011) starring Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan.
Burial - Stolen Dog
This is awesome.
Hammock - No Agenda (featuring Steve Kilbey of The Church)
From their new EP Asleep in the Downlights.
Source: SoundCloud / hammockmusic
Mint Julep - ‘Why Don’t We’ This single is from their upcoming album ‘Save Your Season’
This track is off Polar Bear Club’s latest album Clash Battle Guilt Pride.
The whole album is amazing. But I’m loving this song in particular so much right now.
Ben Howard - Old Pine
Directed by Mickey Smith.
Mickey Smith’s videos are incredibly beautiful and I’ve recently become a huge fan of Ben Howard’s music, so discovering that they’ve shot a few videos together this year has got me completely hooked.
Follow the links to find more of their work-