Monday, 31 December 2012

Vetkuk vs Mahoota - iStokvela ( Dir : ? ) 2012


Amazing South-African dance track for your new year's party !

Herman Dune - Tell Me Something I Don't Know ( Dir : Toben Seymour ) 2011


Don Draper , feel good vid , blue Wockie puppet , I want one !

                            HAPPY NEW YEAR !

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Prinzenzeit - Korsika ( Corsica ) Short personal film ( Dir : David Babendreyer ) 2012


Beauty Island .... marvellous & rare shots of  a Mediterranean marvel ... full of love , superb music by Sigur Ròs " Samskeyti " ( from  another beauty island ...) ....

Memphis Bleek ft Swizz Beatz - Like that ( Dir : R. Malcolm Jones ) 2005


one of the catchiest rap track ever , hooks & flow , Rihanna's beginnings (  short ) appearance  ( starts at 1:53 )....

GusGus - Believe ( Dir : Stefan Arni & Siggi Kjartansson ) 1997


Classic hypnotic electro & Nordic humour ..... still amazing ....

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Thrift Shop ( Dir : Jon Jon Augustavo, Ryan Lewis, Ben Haggerty ) 2012


"feel good "vid & track , samples ...... whoah ! Hey !

Chairlift – Met Before ( Dir : Jordan Fish ) 2012


fresh pop college track , band & vid , one of my greatest oversights of the year .... error corrected  ! ........

Friday, 28 December 2012

Max Cooper ft BRAIDS - Pleasures ( Dir : Cédric De Smedt ) 2012


XLent hypnotic AND melodic ( starting after 1 minute ) stuff by UK's Max Cooper & Canadian Braids + a great animation , I just luv it .....

Frank Ocean – Pyramids ( Dir : Nabil ) 2012

http://www.vevo.com/watch/frank-ocean/pyramids-(explicit)/USUV71201066
.... great track & vid ... dreamy , seedy , druggy , soulful & inspired .....+ John Mayer  plays  smashing guitar licks starting at 5:00 , DO NOT MISS IT .... watch it HERE !!

Friday, 21 December 2012

Keith Schofield - Diesel SFW XXX - Funny viral ad 2009


...comically altered archive porn footage ... After Effects ... hilarious .... perfectly done .... 70's .....            
                                    watch  it HERE !

Goldfrapp - Ooh La La ( Dir : Dawn Shadforth ) 2005


T.Rex nostalgia ......or rip off ! .... Dan Armstrong guitars , Glitter , Mud , Slade , Sweet ........

Metallica - Enter Sandman ( Dir : Josh Miller ) 1991


......... master of Puppets ! ........clever & fun animation ........
                        Watch it HERE !

Thursday, 20 December 2012

TV On The Radio - Caffeinated Consciousness ( Dir : Tim Nackashi ) 2011


top american indie band ....pop & educated ... psychedelirium ....
always above the rest .....( & HERE !)

Basement Jaxx ft Lisa Kekaula - You Don't Know Me ( Dir : Matt Kirby ) 2006


..... naughty good ol' Lisbeth .....extremely funny .....luv the Jaxx's tracks & vids !.....
( also here:   http://leschicsclips.blogspot.fr/2012/09/basement-jaxx-oh-my-gosh-dir-mat-kirkby.html
&    http://leschicsclips.blogspot.fr/2012/04/basement-jaxx-wheres-your-head-at-dir.html
&     http://leschicsclips.blogspot.fr/2012/04/basement-jaxx-raindrops-dir-jess.html     )

Monday, 17 December 2012

OK Go - WTF is Happening ( Dir : Tim Nackashi ) 2009


.... splendid " feather tail " FX ... brilliant colour shaping ...  tight choregraphy as always with Ok Go ... Prince style song ... they work hard & it works well  ....
                                    Watch it HERE !
 & also HERE  & HERE & HERE & HERE 

Afrika Pseudobruitismus - Mamma mia { Abba synth cover } ( Dir : Stanley Sunday ) 2012


Brilliant FX , soap serie , video Fx , meaningless but entertaining , pure aesthetic work ......

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Max Linder - Les débuts de Max au cinéma ( Dir : Max Linder )1910


amazing  " freshness " , funny , it's very touching to watch cinema history being made ...

R.E.M. - At My Most Beautiful ( Dir : Nigel Dick ) 1999


" Pet sounds  " sounding elegant song , perfectly arranged , Rain Phoenix acting ( she's having a bad day .......).....

Shaka Ponk - Let's Bang ( Dir : Shaka Ponk ) 2012



moronic & vulgar (?) but catchy & exciting band from France , amazing live shows ( with a perfect live sound  , one of the best I heard & I've seen many , many bands , I assure you ) .....
                                    Watch it HERE !

Friday, 14 December 2012

Granville - Jersey ( Dir : ? ) 2012


typical student indie pop ,  fresh & melodic , family shots vid , Normandy , Truffaut , very pleasant & catchy ........

Frightened Rabbit - The Woodpile ( Dir : handheldcineclub ) 2012


 epic & well sung indie track , perf' match & pace , Mean Streets ... I like the twist ....

Rome - Two Against One ( Dir : Chris Milk & Anthony Francisco Schepperd ) 2012


Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi  & Jack White & Norah Jones , amazing animation , guilt & remorse , tortured soul ....

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Wall Of Voodoo - Mexican Radio ( Dir : Frank Delia ) 1983


Simple & fun vid , classic catchy " new wave " track , off beat humour ....Tex-Mex ....                 Watch it HERE !

The Limiñanas - Je ne suis pas très drogue ( Dir : Jean-Luc Moly ) 2010


catchy 60's styled indie pop  ,  ( beware of Cachou's ! ....) , fresh reappropriation , Chinese shadows ..... Pierre Cardin , garage & New Wave movies  ......

Nirvana reunion ft Paul McCartney - Cut Me Some Slack ( Live benefit ) 12.12.12.


Paul rocks ! ( after all , he wrote the first heavy metal song  " Helter Skelter " ) , unreleased track , electrical ukulele , Madison Square Garden ....

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Mars - Spirit Rover - Visit of planet Mars ( NASA ) 2012


fabulous visit of planet Mars , 360° shots , meditation , landscape , strange  , do not hesitate to click on Virtual Tour to see more of the planet  ....
                          Watch it HERE !

Mr. Oizo - Flat Beat ( Dir : Quentin Dupieux ) 1999

 cute & presidential ! French touch  fun , phat Moog bass line .....love the signature ! ....
                                            Watch it HERE !

Lenny Kravitz + Justice - Let love rule ( Dir : Keith Schofield ) 2009


a MASTERPIECE  ... be patient .... after a flat intro as a parody of B movie ... it get very FUNNY ... one cannot beat easily a strong end title & credits .....Keith's a master ....
                                  Watch it HERE !

Monday, 10 December 2012

Seyit Uygur - Paper Marbling artist Documentary ( Dir : Oguz Uygur ) 2011


Paper marbling ( Ebru in Turkish ), wonderful precision , craftman/artist , calm & beautiful .... music :  "Charlotte Mittnacht" by DeVotchka ......

Denver - The Way It Is ( Live at Pickathon - Pumphouse Sessions) 2012


if you love the sound & style of " Harvest " ( Neil Young & Crazy Horse ) & bands like Band of Horses or The Jayhawks , this is for you , very thight & catchy .... Portland .... luv' it ....

Sunday, 9 December 2012

One Block Radius - Loud and Clear ( Dir : Keith Schofield ) 2009


... hidden hip-hop gem ! ...this should have been a  hit ...uplifting , brilliant groovy track & vid ...
                                                                 Watch it HERE !

Field Music - In Context ( Dir : Dan Lowe ) 2006


 Scottish band ( splitted ....), one stroke drawing performance , time lapse .....

R.E.M. - What's The Frequency, Kenneth ? ( Dir : Peter Care ) 1994


One of my fav' R.E.M. track , brilliant sound , energy , Peter Buck is playing Kurt Cobain's Jag Stand guitar ( that's why the machine heads are downwards )........

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Of Monsters and Men - Little talks ( Dir : WeWereMonkeys ) 2012


Catchy " Celtic " type of folk song , it could be Irish , Scottish or English ... it's Icelandic actually .....brilliant epic/gothic animation vid ....

Habib Koité - Mali Ba ( Audio track ) 2007


EXTRAORDINARY guitar player & singer from Mali ( born in Senegal , both in West Africa  ) , amazing melodic song about his country , " Big Mali " ....magical stuff ... ( strangely , the harmonies remind me of Joni Mitchell .... music is truly universal )  ....)

Purity Ring - Fineshrine ( Dir : Young Replicant ) 2012


superb  & ( over ? ) aesthetical , dreamy indie electro pop track , top notch cinematography .....

Friday, 7 December 2012

Jason Lytle - I am lost ( Dir : the General Assembly ) 2009


fulfill of emotions  ......

Goldspot - Ina mina dika ( Dir : Nick Collett ) 2011


Very naïve sounding &  cute  kitsch  New York - Indian pop , candy coloured , beautiful silk clothing , Bollywood-on-Hudson  , Today's Special movie OST ....

Gnarls Barckley - Crazy ( Dir : Robert Hales ) 2006


classic masterpiece , beautiful vid , song , production ...& THE VOICE !
                                    Watch it HERE !  ( On u2b , the sound is awful  )

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Seasick Steve - Back In The Dog House ( AllSaints Basement Sessions ) 2011


Steven Gene Wold , amazing character & blues musician .....

Fugu - Funny/sad (really) short animation ( Dir : Arthur Philippe ) 2012


masterpiece , really short (1:17 ), Supinfocom , bad luck .....To watch absolutely ! ....

Benjamin Biolay - Aime mon amour ( Dir : Karole Rocher ) 2012


XLent french pop song writer , arranger & producer ,   the actress is directing this as well ...  cinematography , film noir .... perfect match with the song ( great arrangements too )....

Friday, 30 November 2012

John Tejada - Orbiter ( Dir : Dan Findlay ) 2012


strange & fascinating , Hong-Kong , post-nuke , geometrical kind of open air jail , instrumental , hypnotic , a trip .....

The Electric Soft Parade - Lose Yr Frown ( Audio track ) 2003


One of my fav' Indie rock song ....The Brakes ...one hit wonder ? ....

Hors d'oeuvre - Funny & Experimental short ( Dir : Monica Menez ) 2012


award winning short ( Best Art Direction ) , kitsch , Pierre & Gilles , fun , off beat humour , stylish , 50's suburb , desperate housewife , Ozon 8 femmes , ........

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Professor Elemental - I'm British ( Dir : Moog Gravett ) 2012


amusing jolly good old fellow ! Spiffing ( dixit my old chap Phil M. ) , humoristic  talk-over ....unmissable ....luv'it , gov'....

Leroux - Metamorphosis Funny animation ( Dir : Hélène Leroux ) 2012


heaven or hell ...that is the question ....

Grant Lee Buffalo - Fuzzy ( Audio track ) 1993


                        great song .....
                                     Listen to it HERE !

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Nosaj Thing - Eclipse Blue ( Dir : Daito Manabe, Takcom, Satoru Higa & Mikiko ) 2012


quiet magical , Blonde Redhead's singer , splendid choregraphy / lightingFX's mix , the sky is the limit .....

Sylvain Sylvain - Teenage News ( Audio track ) 1980


Rock n' Roll perf' track , fun , fast , melodic & exciting ....

Cheetahs on the Edge - Documentary ( Dir : Gregory Wilson ) 2012


EXTRAORDINARY footages ! amazing precision , elegance & beauty of those shots .... slow motion ( 1200 frames per second ! ) combined with high speed ( + 50 miles per hour ! ) traveling ..... le Guépard.......

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Monday, 26 November 2012

Stupeflip - J'refume du shit ( Audio track ) 2002


vs the previous post  ! ( Since I smoke dope again ! That's why the guy is runnin' to nowhere forever ...) bit sad & funny too  ....

Stupeflip - Je fume pu d'shit ( Dir : S.Bellenger & JP. Michel ) 2002


amazing song (  " Since I gave up smokin' dope " ) , funny & catchy , Jacno's cameo , followed by ....

Hesta Prynn - Can We Go Wrong ( Dir : Randy Scott Slavin ) 2010


amazing stop motion vid ( 13 k still photographs ! ), singing limit out of tune but sexy ( I like the dimple ) & catchy indie pop , arty , Central Park  , Can I go wrong ?

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Mexican Institute of Sound - Mexico ( 2012 )


hypnotic & catchy track ,  footages of protest against the unbearable violence of today's Mexican society , very moving & informative ....

Making of The Shining Part. 2 ( Dir : Vivian Kubrick ) 1980



very interesting doc' .... funny , charismatic & energetic Jack N. , touching Shelley .... fascinating Stanley Kubrick ... aka The Man ....
                                        Watch it HERE !

Making of The Shining Part. 1 ( Dir : Vivian Kubrick ) 1980


very interesting doc' .... funny , charismatic & energetic Jack Nicholson  .....  fascinating  movie , director & actors ......
                             Watch it HERE !

Austin Lace - Kill the Bee ( Dir : Matthieu Frances ) 2004


catchy Belgium pop tune , fresh & entertaining , melodic , cute , baby ....

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Julian Plenti - Games For Days ( Dir : Javier Aguilera ) 2009


film noir references , seedy  ... Interpol :Paul Banks ,  Metric : Emily Haines , New York ,:Toronto  ....

DJ Mike - Jay Z & Weezer - 99 problems vs Buddy Holly mashup ( 2006 )


two great track & two amazing vid ( by Mark Romanek & Spike Jonze )  mixed together ....
complete here :  http://leschicsclips.blogspot.fr/2012/02/jay-z-99-problems-dir-mark-romanek-2004_24.html
& here :  http://leschicsclips.blogspot.fr/2012/04/weezer-buddy-holly-dir-spike-jonze-1994.html

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events - Opening titles (2004)



I’m very disappointed in you children ( Count Olaf ) , Jim Carrey , Les orphelins Baudelaire ( in France ) brilliant movie ..........
                                        watch it HERE !

James Nachtwey, War Photographer ( Dir : Christian Frei )


probably the best war photographer of the last 20 years ... a ( long , sorry ) documentary in English & German with Spanish subs... this guy got guts ...& passion ....it's worth watching ..

Friday, 23 November 2012

Wave Machines - I Go I Go I Go ( Dir : Alasdair Brotheston & Jock Mooney ) 2009


love the clip & the uplifting song , indie pop at it's best ....Kitsch " à la Jeff Koons " ....

Pirupa - Party Non Stop ( Dir : Emile Rafael ) 2012


Ibiza dance track , " porno chic " , supa babes , technically perfect  , if you're under age , do not watch this ! ( or ask your parents before ...I'm sure you will ) ....

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Sebastien Schuller - Nightlife ( Dir : Emily Kai Bock ) 2012


....Miami's nightlife ... Barbie  ....saddest eyes ....Cuba......

Joan As Police Woman - Eternal Flame ( Audio track ) 2006


               superb singing , sensual & moving ...Jeff B. ....
                                                Listen to it HERE !

Cheap Trick - Dream Police ( Dir : Arnold Levine ) 1979


XLent classic American power pop , Beatlesque 
well ( over ? ) produced.....

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Diwali ( festival of lights ) Photographs - 2012


good over evil , Lakshmi : goddess of wealth and prosperity 

YAS - Get it right ( Dir : Stéphane Sednaoui ) 2009


Yasmine Hamdan & Mirwais Ahmadzaï , Caïro happy few , catchy ...

The Real Tuesday Weld - Bathtime in Clerkenwell ( Dir : Aleksey Budovsky ) 2002


Clerkenwell geniuses , Stephen Coates , B&W , animation , great track ...  ( also here : http://leschicsclips.blogspot.fr/2012/07/the-real-tuesday-weld-black-birdies.html )

Fever Ray - Keep the streets empty ( Dir : Willem Martinot ) 2012


      Cascais , Portugal , amazing framin' , shootin' , editin' ,
sharpeness ... magical stuff ....
                                                      Watch it HERE !

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Mother Mother - The Sticks ( Dir : Chad VanGaalen ) 2012


Canada , sad cartoon  , good heavy guitar & drums , love this band ...

Spank Rock - The Dance ( Dir : Twotab ) 2011


very funny , cheap  ( day light aesthetic  , no budget , socks , acnea , etc ) & slightly disturbing , Dale , Baltimore , Britney Spears ...

Monday, 19 November 2012

Sigur Rós - Valtari ( Dir : Christian Larson ) 2012


extraordinary dancers & choregraphy in a post-nuke world 
( love always win ? )... XLent cinematography ( to be watch in HD ) & beautiful ( as always ) music by Sigur Ros ......a gem ...

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Touch of Evil - Opening title ( Dir : Orson Welles ) 1958


Probably the most famous sequence long take in cinema history , it's magical ... directing , camera movement , crane shots , framing , light & music , timing ... just perfect ...
                                                            Watch it HERE !

Ninos Du Brasil - Tuppelo ( Dir : Giulio Tami & Nico Vascellari ) 2012


stompin' & beatin' , can't stop dancin' , electro-samba , repetitive & hypnotic ....

The Walkmen - Four Provinces ( Dir : Bruno Levy ) 2009


moving Nepalese kids shots , stop motion ,  rocks ,
roof of the world  , pub song ....

Saturday, 17 November 2012

The Oners - The Night Is On The Go ( Dir : Stefano Bertelli ) 2010


Hey Hey Sexy girl  ! Italians do it better ! Supa babes &
pleasant simple rock track , pop as it should always be ?.....

Some Film Noir - Short animation ( Dir : Rafael Jurado ) 2012


Amazing work ( 12 hours ! ) , homage to the best classic Film noir  , music : Miles Davis " Nuit Sur Les Champs-Elysées " from  "Ascenseur pour l'échafaud " soundtrack ( Louis Malle - 1957 ) .....

The Megaphonic Thrift — Broken Glass / Yellow Fingers ( Dir : Blank Blank ) 2012


A trip .....( watch in HD ) ....LSD not dead ...

Friday, 16 November 2012

Delilah - Love You So "Joe Goddard Remix " ( Dir : Emil Nava ) 2011


sensual & sexy song ( & singer !)" à la Santigold " , very grippin' mood , brilliant remix ...

The Wave Pictures - Sweetheart ( Dir : Ben Reed ) 2010


another great vid by Ben Reed , superb illustration work , fast ( ! ) & clever ( sense , phonetic , Etc ... ) .....hours of fun , watch & re watch & again .......

The Peach Kings - Lonely ( Dir : Paul Trillo ) 2012


Splendid vid , voice " à la Lana " ( no botoxed lips here...)  bluesy & hypnotic song , not emphatic just right , do not miss it .....

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Siriusmo - Wow ( Dir : Martin Waltz ) 2010


sexy absurd (n'importe nawak ) ,  XLent dance track , Berlin sound ...

Mostar ( Bosnia ) - Short documentary ( Dir : DGA Productions ) 2012


Amazing ! Splendid ! Do not miss it ! A short & powerful film  on Mostar , the old bridge restoration , some of the scars of the war , the islamic and catholic history of the city , the divers ... and a bright future ( I hope ) for this land after such a trauma ....

Stuck In The Sound - Ouais ( Dir : David Fontao & Raphaël Lopez ) 2009


one of my fav' french indie rock track ( the song is in english )....yeah ! ( Ouais ).....

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Monday, 12 November 2012

Mike Winkelmann - IV.10 ( Animation ) 2012


Candy colours , hard house beat , hypnotic & fun , sledgehammer,VJ  ....

Finley Quaye - Shine ( Dir : ? Fan video ) 2012




I heard that the guy is quite unstable .... but he still knows how to write catchy/groovy songs, that's for sure , glad he's back ....
                                                    

Boards of Canada - 1969 ( Man Ray - 1929 - Les mystères du château de Dé ) 2012


Man Ray's short film , strange & magical , matching the track ....

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Mac 'n' Cheese - Short funny animation ( Dir : Utrecht School of Arts ) 2011


full of reference , fast & furious short ,a visual trip ....
 Drum n'Bass , The Grateful Dead , Casey jones ........

Snow Patrol - Spitting Games ( Dir : Paul Gore ) 2003


flat vid but XLent " classic " indie tune , Oooo - oooh .....always worked ! Scotland ......

Moviestars - Say much ( Dir : Pablo van Wetten ) 2012


Awesome cinematography , Shot in Moscow , beautiful B&W , emotional tension , a 5 mns little movie ........

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Feist - My Moon My Man ( Dir : Patrick Daughters ) 2007


Supa voice from Toronto , catchy tune , classic vid with chore , technically perfect ...
                                             Watch it HERE !

Otis Redding - Try A Little Tenderness ( US TV show )


It still give me the thrill ......in memoriam of Donald " Duck " Dunn  fav' bass player ( and very nice man dixit Steve Cropper ) ......written by : J Campbell , R Connely & H Woods in 1932

A Place To Bury Strangers - And I'm Up ( Dir : Karl Ackermann ) 2012


 Usual Chinese made toys battle ,  the budgets & creativity level of music videos is so low at the moment , this seems better than average ......catchy noisy indie track ....

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Elefant - Misfit ( Dir : Adam Levite ) 2000


      Not a particular good vid ...but I always  liked this catchy tune !
                                                      Watch it HERE !

Earl Parker - The world of science ( Dir : ? ) 2011


Very catchy ,  electro , 80's sound , Alan Vega's hook  , no budget psyche VHS FX's vid , pleasant .......

Sophie Hunger - LikeLikeLike ( Dir : Jeremiah ) 2012


Fun " footballistic " ballad in Parissensual singer with guts , good right foot & energy , Switzerland ......

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

The Flow ft Berg Beaugé - Berg & Ernie ( Live at the Meatlocker ) 2012


Toronto ,  young jazzmen collective , jazzy groove & rap .....
very pleasant , XLlent musicians .....

The Sleepy Jackson - Good Dancers ( Dir : Nash Edgerton ) 2003


XLent popsong , the owners of the vid doesn't want me to share it directly from Vimeo ( they like to shoot  their own foot , f...in' idiots self called " genius " from business schools !...)
                                       Watch it HERE !

Wolfgang Gartner - Love & War ( Editing & Selection : Zapatou/Luc Bergeron) 2012


Amazing u2b compile ! , best of web 3 , ( many vid are already in complete version on LCC ) , fast & impressiv

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Jara - Hope ( Dir : Logi Hilmarsson ) 2012


Icelandic " always interesting " pop , the song start around 0:45 , awesome nature & wilderness , Lolita voice .......

Ben Lee - Something Borrowed, Something Blue ( Dir : Nash Edgerton ) 2002


Good simple power pop , Australia , road movie , cool .....
                                            Watch it HERE !

Birthday - Short film ( Dir : Pietro Malegor ) 2012


perfectly done , very touching & spiritual , amazing short .....
cinematographer :Michele Brandstetter de Bellesin ........

Monday, 5 November 2012

Katerine - Je Vous Emmerde ( Dir : Gaêtan Chataignier ) 1999


Katerine - Je Vous Emmerde par Katerine
Funny lyrics ( sorry no subs ) , provocative and funny guy
poète pouêt pouêt , importunant , Les Betteraves ......

Largo al Factotum - Short funny film ( Dir : Dougal Wilson ) 2009


Mathew Baynton , Figaro , Rossini , the Barber Of Seville ,
Chewbacca ..... very amusing  ...

The White Stripes - I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself ( Dir : Sofia Coppola ) 2003


Dusty Springfield cover , David/Bacharach ,  Kate Moss B.B. lookalike .....
                                                   Watch it HERE !

Sunday, 4 November 2012

O Mistério de Picasso - Documentary ( Dir : Henri-Georges Clouzot ) 1956


Extraordinary doc' about the process of creation , & when the artist is Pablo Picasso and the filmmaker  H-G Clouzot , it's fascinating  .... ( in French with Spanish subtitles ) ....