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Ever wonder what a music video would be like without the music? "I thought Andreas Nilsson's latest video was so compelling I wanted to see if it would stand on its own, so I took the music out and put sound effects back in, as if it was a short film."

"... I think that its a little sad that the only way genius directors get to make financially viable short films these days is with music videos. I know its just a framework for a creative to work in, but sometimes I wish these guys were making there own work instead of visually scoring some else's music."

Here's the awesome original video for the song This Must Be It by the band Röyksopp. And you can find more work by Andreas Nilsson on his website.

Previously.
posted by Corduroy (10 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
I prefer it as a short film. And it also seems a lot longer that way.
posted by Astro Zombie at 9:57 PM on February 9, 2010


The sawing sounded like a squeaky wheel to me. What happened to that young fellow that ran off, will there be a sequel?
posted by tellurian at 10:06 PM on February 9, 2010


Ever wonder what a music video would be like without the music?

That reminded me of one of our local radio station's taglines: "We play your favorite music videos. Without the video."
posted by amyms at 10:06 PM on February 9, 2010


Pff. They've been doing this for years. Maya Deren's Meshes of the Afternoon is a total ripoff of a Milla Jojovic video. And A Trip to the Moon is just a silent black-and-white version of Smashing Pumpkins' Tonight Tonight.
posted by FuManchu at 10:48 PM on February 9, 2010 [2 favorites]


The Maxime Dangles remix of this song is fantastic, btw.
posted by empath at 11:10 PM on February 9, 2010


This is so, so great. I feel like I'm witnessing the birth of a new art form. We can now go back and re-do the tens of thousands of videos that have been made since the 1970s, and re-imagine them without the horrible music. (One of my favorite things is to put a ragtime soundtrack on hip-hip videos: the rhythmic alteration turns the crude dancing into a kind of gentle ballet, not unlike Laurel and Hardy's twosome in "Way out West").
posted by Faze at 4:58 AM on February 10, 2010


Faze: take a look at this

Not quite ragtime, not quite as elegant, but pretty god damn funny.
posted by litleozy at 6:12 AM on February 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


Nilsson's video to "Alice" by Moby creeps me the living hell out, yet fascinates me.

Same thing with his video to "Knife" by Silent Shout.
posted by edheil at 6:25 AM on February 10, 2010


Or rather, "Silent Shout" by The Knife, as I would have said if I was actually awake. :(
posted by edheil at 6:26 AM on February 10, 2010


Pff. They've been doing this for years. Maya Deren's Meshes of the Afternoon is a total ripoff of a Milla Jojovic video. And A Trip to the Moon is just a silent black-and-white version of Smashing Pumpkins' Tonight Tonight.

FuManchu: this would have been even funnier with Milla Jovovich's name spelled correctly. Still, props. (Link goes to Wikipedia article mentioning the connection.)
posted by IAmBroom at 10:42 AM on February 10, 2010


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