We Got More
December 10, 2010 12:22 PM   Subscribe

Eskmo's new video We Got More made by b3ta wunderkind cyriak. Previously
posted by boo_radley (21 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
Thanks, I was wondering who might be a good example of a wunderkind from b3ta.

posted by circular at 12:32 PM on December 10, 2010

The salvia kicks in at 0:50 precisely.
posted by theodolite at 12:32 PM on December 10, 2010 [1 favorite]

Cyriak truly is a modern day Terry Gilliam.
posted by aubilenon at 12:36 PM on December 10, 2010

Oh, this guy is great.
posted by Sticherbeast at 12:36 PM on December 10, 2010

is today awesome music video day? because that is my favorite day
posted by Potomac Avenue at 12:48 PM on December 10, 2010

Cyriak (on you tube) should be becoming as popular as Michael Gondry in the next few years. Or perhaps one of these: Chris (my favorite), Stephane (you might know him from these) Anton, Mark (Let's mix in some Tweets) Jonathan and of course Spike...
posted by Monkey0nCrack at 12:49 PM on December 10, 2010 [4 favorites]

Monkey0nCrack: " Chris (my favorite)"

This is amazing.
posted by boo_radley at 12:57 PM on December 10, 2010

Cyriak, along with Day Job Orchestra, are my absolute favorite Youtube artists.
posted by dbiedny at 12:58 PM on December 10, 2010

Loved the video, sad the music didn't live up to Cloudlight (which isn't a bad video, either, but not as much fun as this one).
posted by filthy light thief at 1:00 PM on December 10, 2010

Really, really fantastic. How long was the video sample the whole thing is drawn from? 5 seconds?
posted by bicyclefish at 1:05 PM on December 10, 2010

random self plug.
I did a lot of work on ESKMO's earlier video, Lands and Bones. Very different from this one, for sure.

I'm loving this mash up of MC Escher, Terry Gilliam and Inception going on here.

Oh, and Bay Area peeps, ESKMO is playing at Oakland's Fox Theater tomorrow, Saturday the 11th.
posted by matt_od at 1:14 PM on December 10, 2010 [2 favorites]

Yay, this is awesome, and you can see how its ... minimalist complexity? ... is related to his previous Cycles.

I think the Bug Video people helped get Cyriak together with Ninja Tune to make this happen, after they interviewed him for the show a few months ago (If you're in London and an Adam Buxton fan, I highly recommend getting tickets for the next Bug Video session ... if you can)
posted by memebake at 1:27 PM on December 10, 2010 [1 favorite]

For some reason, this literally made me nauseated.

I continued watching anyway.
posted by Astro Zombie at 1:42 PM on December 10, 2010

I love me some Eskmo.
posted by Theta States at 2:31 PM on December 10, 2010 [2 favorites]

Meow is my fave Cyriak video.

I wish I knew how he did his live-action stuff. I wish he'd do a how-to.
posted by Catblack at 3:00 PM on December 10, 2010

The Tower of... whatever... at the end is awesome.
posted by A Thousand Baited Hooks at 6:01 PM on December 10, 2010


In Praise of the Return of Inventiveness
posted by Vibrissae at 11:59 PM on December 10, 2010

Cyriak is among the best things on the internet.
posted by beschizza at 5:55 AM on December 11, 2010

awesome...i'm really glad he's getting work and recognition and it's not the crappy commercial shit that Joel Veicht and weebl got into.
posted by es_de_bah at 6:55 AM on December 11, 2010

I think this is Cyriak's strongest work so far. It's more serious than his other pieces, more intricate, and plays to his strengths. And it helps that it relates so well to the soundtrack (being made for it, and all.) Really upstages the music that it is ostensibly showcasing, if you ask me.

He's definitely going places. Personally I'd like to see Cyriak to take his work in a more intentionally "Fine Art" direction. I think he would work well in that context, and be challenged to really step up his game. As much as I love the stuff he puts out, I often feel like he's sort of "playing around" which is a little frustrating because I feel like he's got more.

Imagine this stuff as a video installation, you know? Some kind of continually-looping animated fractal narrative in mind-shattering detail, projected in 360ยบ panorama. I'd love it. I really think that his work says things, about tedium and infrastructure and menace, and they're not totally new ideas or anything but the presentation is interesting and entertaining and a little disturbing.

I guess what I'm trying to say is MOAR PLZ.
posted by Scientist at 12:43 PM on December 11, 2010

If you feel like looking down the street this is shot from, it's in NYC, from Columbus Circle. Google Maps Link.
posted by jscott at 1:15 PM on December 11, 2010 [1 favorite]

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