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recontextualized hypnagogic 80s/90s fever dreams
June 8, 2014 9:55 AM   Subscribe

BODYGOD combines chopped & screwed rock and pop loops with nth-generation VHS sources, often with unexpected emotional weight.

I Believe In Me, So You Believe In You
I Hate Myself
I'm Drunk and High at the Same Time
I Still Think About Her
I'll Always Be There When You Wake
When The Dogs Do Find Her
Burn Out
How Many More Times Can I Say I'm Sorry?
Everybody Seems to Think I'm Lazy
posted by porn in the woods (15 comments total) 61 users marked this as a favorite

Cool! Thanks, pornsylvania!
posted by clockzero at 9:59 AM on June 8

holy god these are so awesome.
posted by azarbayejani at 10:16 AM on June 8

No one ever says "I want to be TV Carnage when I grow up."
posted by infinitewindow at 10:38 AM on June 8

See also Oneohtrix Point Never's youtube channel sunsetcorp for some looped videos like these that feel like weird little pocket universes. My favorite of his is Nobody Here.
posted by One Second Before Awakening at 10:46 AM on June 8 [7 favorites]

The John Lennon one ("Everybody seems to think I'm lazy", from the Beatles "I'm Only Sleeping") was just stupid. That slowed down loop with slowed down footage of a guy running seems pointless. What am I missing here?
posted by Seekerofsplendor at 11:45 AM on June 8

These remind me a little of Hell Interface (Boards of Canada) R&B remixes.
posted by Bookhouse at 11:54 AM on June 8 [3 favorites]

I like these--thanks for posting!
posted by box at 11:55 AM on June 8

posted by euphorb at 1:09 PM on June 8

"Burn Out" was really hypnotizing; "I hate myself" as well. David Dean Burkhard seems to follow a similar aesthetic in some of his videos. Both VHS effect wise and also in the way video sources are overlayed and combined with neon colours. His music videos for Lemonade's Neptune or David Douglas' California Poppy for example.
posted by mirage pine at 1:43 PM on June 8 [1 favorite]


I reckon so....
posted by vrakatar at 2:39 PM on June 8

posted by hellojed at 4:22 PM on June 8


You forgot "are very, very nice."
posted by porn in the woods at 5:29 PM on June 8

I made one of those once.

This one is not my doing but probably my favourite out of this thing.

Also of note is the original Eccojams Tape.
posted by solarion at 5:32 PM on June 8 [1 favorite]

The John Lennon one ... was just stupid. That slowed down loop with slowed down footage of a guy running seems pointless. What am I missing here?

Are you kidding? This is the best! It kicks in at about 30 seconds. That's a cop chasing him, right. Lazy. Running from the law is hard work!
posted by Enki at 5:35 PM on June 8

Huh. I came across "Nobody Here" through the wonderful, also found via MeFi (it's a sample on the first mix). Very dream-like.
posted by Acey at 9:55 AM on June 9

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