Thursday, 26 December 2013

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Juno Reactor - Song To the Siren ( Edit : The Audio Visual Foundry ) 2009


... Juno Reactor current line up : Ben Watkins, Budgie (drums) Sugizo (Guitar – Japan) , Mali Mazal (Dancer /Percussionist – Israel) , Hamsika Iyer (Singer – India) , Amir Haddad (Guitar – Spain) , Kostas (Percussion – Greece) ....great cover & shots edit .....

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Lil Dicky - Too High ( Dir : Mickey Finnegan ) 2013


......if you have smoked too much weed at least once in your life .. you'll enjoy this  ....  funny  stuff...

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Louis Ronan Choisy ft Virginie Ledoyen - Opium, Fumée de Rêve ( Audio track ) 2006


Arrangement : Alexandre Azaria & Jean Gobinet

Dans le port de Saïgon                     Ecrit & composé par Charlys & Guy d'Abzac 1930  
Est une jonque chinoise
Mystérieuse et sournoise
Dont on ne sait pas le nom

Et le soir dans l'entrepont
Quand la nuit se fait complice
Les Européens se glissent
Cherchant des coussins profonds

Opium ! Poison de rêve
Fumée qui monte au ciel
C'est toi qui nous élève
Aux paradis artificiels

Je vois le doux visage
Les yeux de mon aimée
Par toi j'ai son image
Dans ton nuage, fumée

A l'abri du demi-jour
Les lanternes qui se voilent
Sont de petites étoiles
Qui pâlissent tour à tour

Dans le soir au parfum lourd
Au gré de la fumée lente
Le fumeur se représente
Les plus beaux rêves d'amour

Puisqu'on dit que le bonheur
N'existe pas sur la terre
Que l'aile de mes chimères
Puisse nous conduire ailleurs

Au paradis enchanteur
Plein de merveilleux mensonges
Dans l'ivresse de mes songes
J'ai laissé prendre mon coeur

Saturday, 21 December 2013

The Vaccines - I Wish I was a Girl ( Dir : Yousef Eldin ) 2013


.... XLent new track by The Vaccines & nice doc/MV post Arab Spring ... shot in Lebanon ?
..... worth watching ....

Friday, 20 December 2013

Henri Michaux - Le grand combat ( Poème ) 1927


Il l'emparouille et l'endosque contre terre ;
Il le rague et le roupéte jusqu'à son drâle ;
Il le pratéle et le libucque et lui baroufle les ouillais ;
Il le tocarde et le marmine,
Le manage rape à ri et ripe à ra.
Enfin il l'écorcobalisse.
L'autre hésite, s'espudrine, se défaisse, se torse et se ruine.
C'en sera bientôt fini de lui ;
Il se reprise et s'emmargine... mais en vain
Le cerceau tombe qui a tant roulé.
Abrah ! Abrah ! Abrah !
Le pied a failli !
Le bras a cassé !
Le sang a coulé !
Fouille, fouille, fouille,
Dans la marmite de son ventre est un grand secret.
Mégères alentours qui pleurez dans vos mouchoirs;
On s'étonne, on s'étonne, on s'étonne
Et  vous regarde,
On cherche aussi, nous autres le Grand Secret.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Juno Reactor - God Is God ( Edit : Tao Nano 2010 / Original Director : Sergéi Paradzhánov 1968 )



..... "Sayat Nova" aka "The Color of Pomegranates" ..... Armenian iconic imagery .....Directed by Sergei Parajanov in 1968, he subsequently was sentenced to five years hard labor in a Soviet gulag , Siberia ....masterpiece ... genuine psychedelia ....
Watch the complete movie here : https://vimeo.com/groups/35mmandrisdamburs/videos/26713595

Monday, 16 December 2013

Modek - Clown In My Kitchen ( Dir : Jonas Frederik Jos Wellens ) 2013



.... Flemish does it better ! fun & catchy ..... after The Prospects yesterday , welcome to Modek ... design & illustrations by Gijs Dries ....

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Friday, 13 December 2013

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Be Bop Deluxe - Maid In Heaven ( UK Live TV Appearance ) 1975


......Bill Nelson is the most underrated guitar hero of the world .....proof is HERE  .... Yorkshire's accent ...fantastic band ....

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Friday, 6 December 2013

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

iDiots - Funny short ( Dir : Big Lazy Robot VFX ) 2013



...music : Full Basstards ...very clever & enjoyable  animation .... we're all a bit idiot in our consuming craziness ( even if we're not Apple's aficionados ) ......

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

The Paper Kites - Young ( Dir : Darcy Prendergast ) 2013



.... 350 + faces  .....4000+ photos .... amazing video & nice track ....
                                    
                   ****   Best of 2013  ****

Monday, 2 December 2013

Horace Andy - Mek It Bun ( Audio track ) 2010



....one of Massive Attack 's regular vocalist ... master of cool .... luv' dis  .... perf ' groove ...

Sunday, 1 December 2013

These New Puritans - V [ Island Song ] ( Dir : Picnic ) 2013


...beautiful & psyche animation .... wonderful  piece of music ...dreamy , atmospheric & trippy ...amazing , a must see ( & listen to ) ....

Friday, 29 November 2013

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Mineo - Turn Out The Lights ( Dir : P E Joubert ) 2013



seedy Paris by night ...sad sex  ...  Tom Dinsdale (ex-Audio Bully's) .... deep house ....dual camera FX ...

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Beats Antique ft Les Claypool - Beelzebub ( Dir : Ivan Landau ) 2013



... modeling paste extravaganza ! ....Fimo rules  !...+  awesome slap bass playing by Les .... this band is a post rock marvel ....

Monday, 25 November 2013

Vintage Trouble - Pelvis Pusher ( Dir : Jason Ensler ) 2013



.... supa 60'style ( real ) R n'B / blues rock band .... catchy & sooo well done ( they do know all the tricks & licks ) .... not original but pleasant vid ....

Sunday, 24 November 2013

TS - We Were Here ( Dir : Owen Schwartzbard ) 2013



... as a short film ... teenage hormonals tension ... beauty of  Texas wasteland & landscapes....Carlos Morrow & Marley Reynosa ..... alternative/electropop ....great cinematography & pace ...

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Arcade Fire - Afterlife ( Dir : Emily Kai Bock ) 2013


... marvellous music video as a short film ... great director ...lots of emotions .... the excellent live ( u2b Awards ) version  is here !

Friday, 22 November 2013

Pharrell Williams - Happy ( Dir : We are from LA ) 2013


...... 24 hours long music video ! ...interactive ....French touch directing ....tons O'Cameos ....performance ...
                Watch it HERE ! ( & bring some drink & food  ! ) 
                                 
                    ****   Best of 2013  **** 

Open Souls - Ram Bhajan ( Dir : Roland Lindner ) 2013


.... Katie Ryan ,  Odissi dancer .....drummer Seb Rochford (Polar Bear), beatboxer Jason Singh & British Indian singer Ranjana Ghatak ....

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Willie Mitchell's Royal studios - Short doc 2013



..... Drake music video excerpts ... THE real thing , baby ! ...marvellous musicians ....Memphis Sound ...


Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Pomplamoose - Royals/California Love/Loser mashup ( Dir : Pomplamoose ) 2013



 Royals by Lorde, California Love by 2Pac & Dr. Dre  & Loser by Beck ..... filmed in one take, using only a single projector  ...fav ' DIY duet of mine ....xlent vocalists & musicians .....fun ....

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Freddie Mercury & David Bowie - Under pressure ( A capella audio track ) 1981



Farrokh Bulsara & David Jones '  inspired vocals lines ...+ Roger Taylor high pitch vox .....thrilling .... bare & even stronger ....

Thursday, 14 November 2013

The Last Shadow Puppets - I Want You ( She's So Heavy ) ( Beatles cover live Electric proms ) 2008



..... best Beatles cover ever ? ....at least a fantastic one ... Miles Kane , Alex Turner & great band ... enjoy ! ( Poor video Q , sorry , can't find a better one for now ....)

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Jozef Van Wissem & Jim Jarmusch - Etimasia ( Dir : Jacqueline Castel )



.... beautiful dreamy gothic stuff ... less is more ....( David Lynch has shown the way ? ) ....Jozef Van Wissem is " Only lovers left alive " ( Jarmusch last movie ) soundtrack  composer ....

Monday, 11 November 2013

From PAPER To SCREEN - Short film ( Dir : Thibault de Fournas ) 2013


...  brilliant short film about the evolution of typography .... Music : Clair de Lune - Debussy , Shoot the Piano Player: Poursuite - Hugh Wolff & London Sinfonietta - Georges Delerue

Sunday, 10 November 2013

We Are Shining - Wheel ( Dir : Carl Addy ) 2013



....fabulous & infectuous afrobeat influenced groove from London .... Talking Heads ' " Remain in light " era & Byrne & Eno " My life in the bush of ghosts " &  bit of Fela kind of mix ....psychedelicious  video ....shamanism's not dead ....

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Arcade Fire - Afterlife - Live at YouTube Music Awards ( Dir : Spike Jonze ) 2013


....Smashing clip by Spike Jonze .....Live Show director John Gonzalez....Greta Gerwig is awesome .... great actress ( & dancer !) ..& the band ...fabulous !....

Friday, 8 November 2013

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Jon Auer - Josephine ( Audio track ) 2006


.... from the LP's  Songs from the Year of Our Demise .... pop marvel by co-founder of The Posies ... enjoy the craftmanship .....

Saturday, 2 November 2013

MGMT - Alien Days ( Dir : Sam Fleischner / Megha Barnabas ) 2013


......The Left Banke , The Zombies & Pink Floyd are back !.........XLent filming ...luv the " flute " synth out of tune  ...

Friday, 1 November 2013

The Shakin' Pyramids - Let's Go ( Audio track ) 1981



..... from 1981's album " Skin 'em up "  ..... my Scottish rockab' fav' ....have a go ...+  scratches ....

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Paul McCartney - Queenie Eye ( Dir : Simon Aboud ) 2013



... still THE pop master ... on the " New " single , the voice sounds a bit old/tired but nevertheless , this guy can write  catchy melodies like no one else ....I hope he can carry on forever !

Monday, 28 October 2013

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Apple Jelly - Control ( Dir : Jeremi Durand ) 2013


..... ft Alize Biannic & Petru Hriscu ... electro-disco-punk from Rhône-Alpes .... ça bastonne dur ... it's kicking hard ...

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Mike Quinn - I Hope It Goes Away ( Dir : Ben Berman ) 2013


funny & pleasant clip  ..... with a little help from Google Earth ... great idea & directing ... good song , voice & style ( Eels , Pavement  , ... )

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Omar Souleyman - Warni Warni ( Dir : Cali Thornhill DeWitt ) 2013



....he's from Syria ... produced by Four Tet  ... funny ( & cost less ) use of green screen  ...high energy exotic dance track ....Rizan Sa’id on keyboards .....

Arcade Fire - Here Comes the Night Time / We Exist / Normal Person ( Dir : Roman Coppola ) 2013



.... plenty o' Arcade ( 22 mns ! Pack of 3 ) fun , music and cameos ( James Franco , Zack Galifianakis , Bono , Ben Stiller , Michael Cera , etc ...)

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Red House Painters - All Mixed Up ( Dir : Phil Harder ) 1996



... written by Ric OcasekThe Cars 1978 eponymous album ).... one of my all time fav' ... amazing cover version ( for some , better than the original )...very sensitive ...the video is fine too ( Twin Towers at 2:10 ) Wings of Desire inspired ....do not miss it !
also :  http://leschicsclips.blogspot.fr/2014/01/sun-kil-moon-lost-verses-audio-track.html

Monday, 21 October 2013

Vessels - Elliptic ( Dir : Edward Thomas Cook ) 2013


WONDERFUL instrumental track ...& beautiful video to match it ....I love the " fluo " FX on dancers .....

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Kacey Musgraves ft 2Pac & Dr. Dre - California Smoke - Mashup ( Mix Mash : Fairly Trill ) 2013



..." Blowin' smoke " & " California love "....supa/mega/catchy track ....If you don't feel like dancing on this then I'm sorry to announce you that you must be dead ! .....

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Birdsmell - Throw my mess around ( Audio track ) 2013


..... excellent new project by Ben Bridwell ( Band of Horses ) .... great americana .... ( try " Tulsa  " too ) ....
                             listen to it HERE !

Friday, 11 October 2013

Ukulele Outing ( aka Andrea Pestoni/The Entry ) - On ( footage taken in Greece ) 2013

        


....Crete  .... dream pop ....so peaceful & cool it hurts ....
                                     Watch it HERE !

Monday, 7 October 2013

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Lorde - Tennis Court ( Dir : Joel Kefali ) 2013


... sweet sixteen ...Ella Yelich-O'Connor ....from New Zealand ...big success straight away but  this is soooo well done ...very catchy sound prod ....

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Teenage Fanclub - What You Do To Me ( Dir : ? ) 1991


... perfect Big Star cover !  .... ( Uhhh ! Sorry , it's not a cover  !?!?! ).... great band , great track , luv'it !

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Keep Shelly In Athens - Recollection ( Dir : Lamar+Nik ) 2013


.....dream pop from Greece ..... nice track & sound ...they're is so many videos filmed in various scrap yards / no man's land / abandoned plants & buildings , I was ready for the worst & in fact this one is awesome ! ... metaphorical bubbles   & right feel .....

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Wild Belle - Another Girl ( Dir : Bennet Wade Bergman ) 2013



... good voice & duo ... a bit trendy but tasteful , simple & soulful  ...probably a hit in near future ... nice desert shots ....

Monday, 30 September 2013

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Mumford and Sons - Awake my soul ( Dir : Klara Harden ) 2012



..... Americana .... lovely song .....  excerpts from  splendid short film by Klara Harden  " Made in Iceland " ...
full watch here :  http://vimeo.com/31158028

Friday, 27 September 2013

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Yamantaka // Sonic Titan - One ( Dir : Derrick Belcham ) 2013


at last ...a new sound approach ! ( I'm bored to death of " new " female singers singing the same way the same song ) .. collective metal/Post rock /electro /dance / pop /Mohawks ....Montreal ..Toronto ...

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Monday, 23 September 2013

Wire - Kidney Bingos ( Audio track ) 1988


.......double treat ! ........automatic writing .....pop masterpiece .......

Wire - Eardrum Buzz ( Dir : Angela Conway ) 1989


... one of my favorite track & band ever .... pop , noisy , funny , clever ....a must ...( best Q on the web ....) & play the game , spot the new wave cameos !

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Holy Ghost! Dumb Disco Ideas ( Dir : Ben Fries ) 2013



.....minimalist video... electro/disco ( with a Talking Heads touch ) duo from Brooklyn , NYC .....Nick Millhiser & Alex Frankel ... catchy & groovy ...

Friday, 20 September 2013

Classixx - Hanging Gardens ( Audio track ) 2013


brilliant " moody " electro track ....samples from Fleetwood Mac " Seven Wonders" & Hanging gardens was one of it....

Kings Of Convenience - Me in You ( Dir : Erik Boe ) 2011


...nice folk song  ... splendid view on Bergen's roofs ( Norway , West coast )....

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Grand Prix - Opening title sequence ( Saul Bass ) 1966


....for racing cars & cinema  lovers ....by  titles' master ( see Psycho & North by Northwest )....
                                   watch it HERE !

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Rob Moir - The Fear ( Dir : Grandson and Son ) 2013



.... sad & beautiful Americana song .. some skin texture & light FX's make me think of ancient Dutch paintings ... singing is slightly out of tune but charming ...

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Moby ( Vocals : Cold Specks ) - A Case For Shame ( Dir : Moby ) 2013


..... wonderful  moving voice & track....  Cold Specks aka Al Spx aka ???? ...Moby improved recently with amazing guests .....

Burning House - Turn Off The Robot ( Dir : Christopher Mills ) 2013


.... funky old school ...brilliant cutting/drawing works ....Burning House is a duet : Hervé Salters (General Elektriks) & Chief Xcel (Blackalicious)......

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Basement Jaxx - What A Difference Your Love Makes ( Dir : Damian Weilers ) 2013


..." not so inspired " track by the Jaxx but they still got  " savoir faire " for dancin' stuff & those South African township dancers exhale such a positive feeling ....

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Arcade Fire - Reflektor ( Dir : Anton Corbijn ) 2013



.... David Bowie as guest background singer ....James Murphy as " production " consultant ...& Anton Corbijn as director .... great single ....Korg MS 20 ...top notch luxury ....

Classixx - Holding on ( Dir : DeadHorse ) 2013


.... great Disco track as good as Daft Punk for my taste ....& good " camera attached to the car bonnet " video ....

Monday, 9 September 2013

Sleigh Bells - Bitter Rivals ( Dir : Sleigh Bells ) 2013


... loud , young , sexy , heavy , pop , tatooed , catchy , finger's snap
low-angle shots ...... vain but pleasant ....

Toadies - Rattler's Revival ( Dir : Justin Wilson ) 2013



.... magic potion .... Sinners ! Still time to save your souls ! ....remind me of missed " Rocket from the Crypt " ...have fun  !

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Grooms - I Think We're Alone Now ( Dir : Band & Captain Hippo ) 2013


... pure indie rock sound & tune .... I love the cat at 2:26 ! ...  pleasant no fuss video ...

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Labretta Suede & The Motel 6 - Mean Mouthed Mama ( Dir : Serg Soza ) 2013



...fun , sexy & exciting garage rock " à la Jon Spencer " from NYC ... enjoy ! .... rock's not dead !
The band  : 
Labretta Suede
Johnny Moondog
Capt'n Gerry White
Max Speed $1000
Chris ‘Bumbo’ Kemp
Jay Vodanovich

Bankrupt - Timewaster ( Dir : ? ) 2013



..... Budapest based Hungarian punky band .....funny edit ...vintage hot rod footage ....Les Chics Clips are back with some good rockin' stuff !

Monday, 26 August 2013

Friday, 23 August 2013

Violent Femmes - Gone Daddy Gone ( Dir : Doug Martin & Steve Martin ) 1982



..... XLent song & video ... a classic .... ( see also Gnarls Barckley's cover , here ) : http://leschicsclips.blogspot.fr/2012/03/gnarls-barkley-gone-daddy-gone-dir.html

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Spiritualized - I Am What I Am ( Dir : AG Rojas ) 2013


......suburbian " quarter world "  ( Taft , CA. ) ... boredom & cultural misery .... sad but brilliant video ... Rory Culkin is Macaulay's younger brother ....second masterpiece Spiritualized/AG Rojas ( also here :
http://leschicsclips.blogspot.fr/2012/06/spiritualized-hey-jane-dir-g-rojas-2012.html )

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

The B-52's - Roam ( Dir : Adam Bernstein ) 1989



....XLent catchy pop song ...typical B-52's'vocals harmonies +  plenty of visual ideas & fun ... a classic ...

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Mark Romanek Music Video Montage - ( Edit : Nino Del Padre ) 2011



.... Brilliant editing of some of Mark Romanek's awesome music videos ....nothing to add really ... on Les Chics Clips click on it's tag , many of his videos are there ... the edited clips are listed on the Vimeo page ....

Monday, 19 August 2013

Air - Sexy Boy ( Dir : Mike Mills ) 1998


 ...clever pop , charming touch from Versailles ....a classic ....
                            Watch it HERE ! 

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Jessy Lanza - Kathy Lee ( Dir : Lee Skinner ) 2013


... minimalist hyperdub hip hop.... Jed the dancing guy .....Hamilton , Canada ...XLent framing & editing ...

Friday, 16 August 2013

Boris Blank - Pacific Light ( Dir : Ruslan Khasanov ) 2013

  
 ..... just blue, yellow, magenta, white inks ..... great visuals ... beautiful track too ...

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Monday, 12 August 2013

Placebo ft Bret Easton Ellis - Too Many Friends ( Dir : Saman Kesh ) 2013



Song start at 1:20 ...I'm not very keen on Placebo ... but this video is awesome ... clever & tricky as a little thriller movie ....Narrated by Bret Easton Ellis !  classy ....enjoy the Quizz too ...

Phantogram - When I'm Small ( Dir : Isaac Ravishankara ) 2011



.... both very good looking young musicians  ...she reminds me of Liv Tyler ...a slight squint add to her charm ....pleasant music , you might ( as I do ) prefer this one : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvSgLHWR16o

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Friday, 9 August 2013

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Peter von Poehl - Twelve Twenty One ( Dir : Thomas Aufort ) 2013



.... Strange vid .....the girl is such an unbearable brat ! ... but the track 's nice ( start at 1: 43 ) , great voice & arrangement by our sweet Swedish " troubadour " ....

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Persepolis - Know your enemy ( R.A.T.M. cover ) Live gig 2013



....special friends at court .... recorded July 22th in Mont-de-Marsan , France ...by courtesy of " Le Ballet des Muses  & Little Italie " restaurants ....Milo & Robin  , both 15 ( dressed as " Festayres " )....

Gramme - Too High ( Dir : Scratch Pictures ) 2013



......ultra/mega/supa/catchyfunky bassline ....

personaly I hate gore in movies but if you don't mind blood, here's an XLent French touch dancin' track ( startin at 1:40 ) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pt9wnawn7xQ

Saturday, 3 August 2013

James Farm - Polliwog ( Live Jazz Standard NY ) June 2011


..... fabulous ( still ) young jazz band ....Joshua Redman : sax   Aaron Parks : piano Matt Penman : bass & Eric Harland : drums ....

Jay Z - Picasso Baby ( Dir : Mark Romanek ) 2013



..... A Performance Art Film ....very well filmed by Mark Romanek ... plenty of cameos ... NY VIP's ....catchy & ........ slightly disturbing ( I'm not sure why ...)

Jacuzzi Boys - Double Vision ( Dir : Corey Adams ) 2013



...Stockholm syndrom ....bad guuuurrrlsss .....catchy pop track ...vain but good vid !  ...... obviously inspired by Clockwork Orange  ....

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

James Blake - Life Round Here ( Audio track ) 2013



...splendid voice , track & sound production .....classy , modern & soulful ....there's no clip with it ....music speaks for itself ....

Monday, 29 July 2013

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Far Away From Fiji - Build Up Scenery ( Edit : Jeppe Kolstrup ) 2010


.. splendid song ...pure spleen ....& wonderful match with Scandinavian teenagers & metal fans' VHS footages ....Danemark ...

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Brian Eno - This - Time Lapse - Four Seasons ( Dir : Johnny Martineau ) 2007



 Brian Peter George St. John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno ....
....Thames River in Komoka Provincial Park, west of London, Ontario, Canada ....David Byrne ..

Friday, 26 July 2013

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Dominique Dalcan - Sometimes ( Dir : Dominique Dalcan ) 2013



.... pure sophisticated  pop ..... this guy is class personified ....no fuss ..no trend ... Lebanon ... it makes you believe in love again ...dancer Liza Penkova ....