It sure makes me feel old to say this, but I can remember how MTV changed my life. I can recall the pressure I put on my parents to get us cable TV, and then to get me a TV in my own room, all for one single purpose - watching music videos all day long.
Not enough videos are made for music I enjoy these days (and by videos I mean real ones, not just collections of 80’s tv clips). I guess it’s the times that have changed, and my taste which drifted to the edges, but I do miss it. The depth, meaning, and power over us that a good video can add to a piece of music is so immense. I miss it sometimes. A lot.
I’m writing all of this because of this amazing video here. See, I listened to the entire Taprikk Sweezee Repolyx album when it was released some months ago, and was enjoying it too. A few tracks stood out for me, I played them on the Pop Lock podcast, and that was it. But as much as I love Kidkanevil’s music, his remix totally didn’t catch my ears. Actually, when I saw this video the other day I thought it was a new remix, since I couldn’t imagine me not noticing such a great track in the first place.
Its this psychedelic animation, the way it reflects each and every element in the textures of the track, and the images it ran thorough my mind, that made the genious behind this track shine through. Now that I’ve seen the video, the tune got all these new meanings and connections in my brain, and I can hear so much more in it than before. I just wish more videos were made to music I love these days, that’s basically all I’m saying. Sorry I made you read all this to get such a simple point across.