A.V Hub: video music (re)views


Musings on visualized music… observations in linguistic rhythm of sound over time… a random collection of audio-visual points I’ve viewed… just the work of a scribe pop-birthed in the age of total request life… shift the station, reign the channel.

Aural.Video: Signature Vantages on Sonic Cinema

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“Black Jesus † Amen Fashion” (Mugler SS12 Womenswear), Lady Gaga

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Sometimes the heart, it feels so black… and other rhymes, rainbows

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“Give Me All Your Luvin’” ft. M.I.A. & Nicki Minaj; Madonna

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Pop 2012: because this used to be my playground.

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“Hold It Against Me,” Britney Spears

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When Spears Slays Her Own Beast: She Bleeds Pop

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“Moment 4 Life” ft. Drake; Nicki Minaj

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Enhancing Imperial Fantasy from Behind the Mirage…

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“No Church in the Wild,” Jay-Z x Kanye West

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Beware the Ides of Gavra

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“Marry the Night,” Lady Gaga

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Mourning the death of futility in the wake of self-fulfilled prophecy; oh, how merry…

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“Bad Girls,” M.I.A.

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Live Fast, Fly Young

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“Judas,” Lady Gaga

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Baptizing newborns in blacklight, revving up a revolution on the pages of a motorcycled diary…

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“Shot You Down,” Florrie

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Smooth, milk smooth, like afternoon tea if it tasted like R&B…

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“6 Foot 7 Foot” ft. Cory Gunz, Lil’ Wayne

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“Real Gs move in silence like lasagna;” real scenes move in silence like a G, so there’s nothing left to say – what you get is what you see.

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“Power” (Live at Saturday Night Live), Kanye West

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Prague, meet “Power:” The Defenestration of West.

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“Reminiscent Twilight (Bitches Brew),” Miles Davis

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Acoustic distortions so tangible you can taste them, mood so trippy one can’t help but stumble down the proverbial rabbit hole into Miles’ mindset at its most marvelously maniacal…

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“Home,” Jess Glynne

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British tones. Angeles tempos. That’s the point. That you can come to the light amidst darkness, create an echo in the silence.

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“Free Falling,” Florrie

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Feels like the verge of something… big, bigger than before… all the other befores… so you take five, and indigo shade the blinds… into your scene, active suspense caught in an ephemera… rhythmic realities of the dream within a dream…

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“Blow,” Ke$ha

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Beware the Ides of March, and the rise of spearheaded stallions…

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“Chitty Chitty,” Wonder Broz.

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Someone had to teach Degrassi how to Dougie… two baby-faced LA charmers with formidable flow: it’s like crib-friendly Cali Clipse!

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“S&M,” Rihanna

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Beneath the vivid quick cuts lies the grey ghost undercurrent of entertainment media in a Warholian pop world: the triangle relationship between the voyeur, the exhibitionist, and the anybody before the computer screen…

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“Mummer,” Clockwork Orchestra

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One part Alexander McQueen, one part Arthur Burgess, and a heavy dose of clockwork quirk…

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“Applause,” Lady Gaga

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America runs on Tinkerbells.

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“Civilization,” Justice

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From behind the veil of the bottom line, justice remains forever blind… anything less would be uncivilized.

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“Born Free,” M.I.A.

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… bigger and badder, in a politically-charged punk way that highlights the last decade’s domestic attempt to do the same.

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“Run the World (Girls),” Beyonce

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Self-reference and atmospheric concept #letsbeyhonest #independentringonit Who rev the world?

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“National Anthem,” Lana del Rey

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Nouveau riche in thé vintage frame. The forever first lady and the catalyst flame…

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“Born This Way,” Lady Gaga

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Cosmic elements converge in the paralleled universe of a dark boogie wonderland’s black-tie pre-bacchanalia…

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