Crazy Ruskie Psychedelic Layering
September 28, 2012 8:46 AM   Subscribe

Layered psychedelic animation goodness from mother Russia's Lyapis Trubetskoy. As I don't speak Russian i can't really tell you what this video is about -- although "something about capitalism" wouldn't be a bad guess. I can tell you that director Alexey Terekhov has a wonderfully trippy sense of layered animation. ('Shroms, Mr. Terekhov?) Viewing it certainly put a smile on my face this Friday morning....
posted by Dean358 (19 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
As I don't speak Russian i can't really tell you what this video is about -- although "something about capitalism" wouldn't be a bad guess.

with translation
posted by philip-random at 9:11 AM on September 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


First, that was pretty great. I really liked it.

Second, I'm pretty happy I didn't drop acid before seeing it, because omg that would have been way too much.
posted by oddman at 9:44 AM on September 28, 2012


Oh wow, you have to see the lyrics.

In my left hand a snickers, in my right hand a mars.

. . .

My beards covers up the sky.


Now I like it even more.
posted by oddman at 9:47 AM on September 28, 2012


That would have been too much on acid?

Looks just right to me. At first I was kinda, meh... But it's pretty catchy and it took me a while to grok what his point was, but I think I get it now... I think.

And I really like this other video of his, too! What style of soviet propganda art is that called, again? I know there's a name, but can't recall it... I like it, whatever it is...
posted by symbioid at 10:14 AM on September 28, 2012 [2 favorites]


What style of soviet propganda art is that called, again?

Constructivism...
posted by njohnson23 at 10:28 AM on September 28, 2012 [2 favorites]


The future of all music.
posted by blue_beetle at 11:17 AM on September 28, 2012


Awesomeness.
posted by Monkeymoo at 1:56 PM on September 28, 2012


Oh man, I love that Constructivist video even better. I'm guessing it was also done by Alexey Terekhov. I gotta look for more stuff by him.
posted by benito.strauss at 2:16 PM on September 28, 2012


Before seeing the video with subtitles, I understood exactly two phrases: Capital, and Karl Marx.
It's kinda funny how I didn't pick up on snickers or mars, though. And the phrase "My PR manager, Karl Marx" Sounds like he's saying exactly that, English and all. Could anyone who speaks Russian maybe tell me what he's saying in that line? Is he speaking english?
posted by FirstMateKate at 2:50 PM on September 28, 2012


Also, I really liked that song.
And this video is equally as cool. I feel like there needs to be a whole grand FPP about the band and their videos and the wonderfully anarchistic lyrics.
"This is a song for the new world builders... those who have not drowned in the urine of degradation."
posted by FirstMateKate at 2:56 PM on September 28, 2012


This is brilliant. Thanks for sharing.
posted by crunchland at 3:40 PM on September 28, 2012


Do you people actually want an FPP about Lyapis Trubetskoy?
posted by Nomyte at 5:32 PM on September 28, 2012 [3 favorites]


For my part it's the videos that've got me curious. I don't know how much they are due to Trubetskoy.
posted by benito.strauss at 7:15 PM on September 28, 2012


Yeah, I agree. When I read the translated version of the lyrics, I have to admit, I was a little disappointed. The lyrics are weak compared to the visuals. The fact that they're russian makes them more mysterious.
posted by crunchland at 7:21 PM on September 28, 2012


And the phrase "My PR manager, Karl Marx" Sounds like he's saying exactly that, English and all. Could anyone who speaks Russian maybe tell me what he's saying in that line? Is he speaking english?

Upon review, Trubetskoy does sing "my PR manager is Karl Marx" in Russian. It so happens that the Russian for "PR manager" is "PR manager," and the Russian for "Karl Marx" is "Karl Marx." The nominative masculine singular of "my" is pronounced moy.

I'll take a look at the feasibility of a Trubetskoy FPP. I've always thought of him as an uninteresting performer, but maybe there's enough interesting stuff for a non-Russian-speaking audience.
posted by Nomyte at 9:27 PM on September 28, 2012


I can't find a lot more examples of Alexey Terekhov's animation, but I did come across the Fart Book.
posted by RobotHero at 12:46 PM on September 29, 2012


Ah, when I go with the spelling of "Terehoff" I quickly find his vimeo page.
posted by RobotHero at 1:14 PM on September 29, 2012


This was awesome. Thanks.
posted by kdar at 10:26 PM on September 29, 2012


Highlights are
Boy George singing Pentonville Blues.

Lights is a more mellow song from Trubetskoy with a video made from a bunch of family albums.

This music video has a lot of interesting graffiti iconography, also battleship Potemkin.

Merry Poppins' My Name is Love might be the one that is most similar in look to the psychedelia of Capital.
posted by RobotHero at 12:00 AM on September 30, 2012


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