Videos of the Weird, Part 2: A TopTen of Sound Manipulators
#1 LEAD BREAKFAST by POGO
Take a cult movie like Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, add some weird recurring images, use the box, split screen effect, and then go crazy with its best lines and added sound effects and you have a masterful creation by Nick Bertke, an Australian mashup of the weird and remix virtuoso.
#2 RESERVOIR DOGS AUDIO MIX by ROBIN KOERTS
A precursor and more simplified innovator of this genre, a little known Dutch Jazz and video remix musician Robin Koerts, hit many ascendant notes in this rendition to Tarantino's original classic Reservoir Dogs.
#3 MICK JAGGER AND DAVID BOWIE by MUSICLESS
In the realm of sound manipulators, noteworthy praise must also go to the AustrianMario Wienerroither, for taking out songs, letting the silence be increasingly awkward and inserting occasional sound effects, to show how quickly dated and truly ridiculous iconic music videos can become.
#4 TED CRUZ by BAD LIP READING
The Bad Lip Reading anonymous site, which broke out in the 201 US political election cycle, still seems ahead of the game in terms of the political mashup genre, with its dilligence and randomness, as this sad Ted Cruz remixed speech before the Trump convention attests.
#5 CASSETTE BOY and CAMERON'S RAP
Staying in the political genre, Cassette Boy does a great job splicing up people's actual audio into surreal speak.
#6 DONALD DUCK AND GLENN BECK by JONATAHAN MCINTOSH
Jonathan McIntosh is a "pop culture hacker" who is into fair use and the Alliance for Open Media, combined old Donald Duck videos with commentary by conservative firebrand Glenn Beck to create this very interesting montage, bringing about the many messages old, seemingly simplistic, cartoons hinted at in our societies.
#7 FUNK by Kutiman
Thru-You works on combining the works of different musicians caught on camera to create amazing collective music.
#8 BREAKING BAD by PLACEBOING
Following up on #1 and #2 but in the tv realm, and working more from an audio than video standpoint, Placeboing does masterful work, and laboriously, goes season by season, in a true labor of passion.
#9 SHIA LABEOUF BY MIKE RELM
Shia Labeouf deserves to be on most lists of the absurd, whether in its original form or in a remix, so here's a strange remixing of a Ted talk, which also deserves its special place in roasting, that special place for today's pseudo-evangelists. It's by Mike Relm.
#10 4'33" by JOHN CAGE
In the sound art genre, or is it anti-sound art, here it comes, wait, wait, here it comes .... Sublime.
Check out the two other chapters in this series.
Part 1. A TopTen of Weird Music Videos.
Part 3. A TopTen of Worst of the Rest.