Monday, March 1, 2010


This is a bit of a change from the "typical" review. Although, still a bit of a review. But, how does one review something they aren't fully certain of? Perhaps, it is the best way to review. Knowing nothing of what is behind the sound, image, meaning. A complete emptiness on which to base comparison and criticism.

Since the end of December a series of one minute videos have been surfacing all over the web (youtube, muumuse, vinyl and vodka, pitchfork, etc) from an unknown artist. These videos vary slightly. From scenes of a woman licking a tree... being birthed in a mucky pond... turning into a spring flower... Each video is accompanied by a series of numbers. A code. Each video associated with an animal (owl, bee, whale, llama, dog, monkey, goat).

Her voice is muffled. Hidden behind music. The music is beautiful. Ranges from dreamy to poppy to music box. Every video just as confusing and beautiful as the one before. The blogs have listed many possibilities: Christina Aguilera, Goldfrapp, Lady Gaga, MGMT, Trent Reznor, Animal Collective, Bjork, Little Boots,... the list goes on and on.

In this final(?) video, a glimpse of the true voice. A single word (why?) or a single letter (y) are uttered.

Follow the link and watch the videos from bottom to top (in the correct order). Be ready to be in a trance.


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