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January 24, 2013 11:50 AM   Subscribe

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posted by maltorrance (18 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I was about to say "wow, that looks a lot like Cyriak" and then saw that it was made by Cyriak. So I'l just say "wow, Cyriak is good at what he does."
posted by ook at 11:56 AM on January 24, 2013 [1 favorite]

Ain't nobody quite like Cyriak, is there.
posted by echo target at 11:59 AM on January 24, 2013

By Cyriak... yet not traumatizing.
posted by Going To Maine at 12:01 PM on January 24, 2013 [1 favorite]

One of my favorite bands EVER.
posted by kurosawa's pal at 12:07 PM on January 24, 2013

That's fantastic. Another Bonobo vid to check out - Eyesdown rmx

(first comment is gold - Played this song at school yesterday until it got heckled off, someone else came up and straight away started playing Drake. What is wrong with this world?)
posted by mannequito at 12:20 PM on January 24, 2013

How fortuitous! I was just listening to Black Sands on vinyl ... on YouTube.

GREAT news that there's a new Bonobo album coming out.

I wonder if Cyriak was influenced by the Church of the Subgenius, or if he is just a fan of making surreal videos out of 1950s era public information-type videos.
posted by filthy light thief at 12:39 PM on January 24, 2013 [1 favorite]

It's Cyriak, so my mind was suitably boggled. I was waiting for the spider cats and hellish robots. We got the robots, which is great. Cyriak is bloody good.

I like Bonobo too, so it's a great combination.
posted by milkb0at at 12:50 PM on January 24, 2013 [1 favorite]

posted by bonobothegreat at 1:15 PM on January 24, 2013

I just have one question. How does he do that???? Compositing. Yeah. But how???!
posted by njohnson23 at 2:08 PM on January 24, 2013

it's a double win
posted by maltorrance at 2:31 PM on January 24, 2013

Obligator Bonobo context

Change Down / the sugar rhyme
posted by nickrussell at 3:02 PM on January 24, 2013

How does he do that???? Compositing. Yeah. But how???!

I can't say I understand everything, but I get the feeling that it's similar to what we see in the final work; he starts by playing with small elements, anything that will make a nice loop, then starts playing with variations in that, and in nesting that loop within something larger; repeat until it gets more and more complex.
posted by RobotHero at 3:13 PM on January 24, 2013

I adore both Bonobo and Cyriak, so I like this video pretty good too.
posted by aubilenon at 3:14 PM on January 24, 2013

This was


posted by bayani at 5:17 PM on January 24, 2013 [3 favorites]

You can download a high quality MP3 of the full track by registering your email at, or you can stream the full song on Soundcloud. The video version is shorter than the album version.
posted by filthy light thief at 7:45 PM on January 24, 2013 [1 favorite]

I think I could handle Cyriak before he started using live footage for this shit.

Now, I believe I'll go back to shivering and praying, shivering and praying.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 8:07 PM on January 24, 2013

Cyriak discusses his method in very broad strokes in this interview.
posted by O9scar at 4:41 PM on January 25, 2013 [1 favorite]

Coincidentally, just a few days ago I had seen for the first time some stuff by Zbigniew Rybczyński. And Cyriak mentions him in the interview as an influence, which makes sense.
posted by RobotHero at 10:26 AM on January 26, 2013

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