Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Yeasayer / Vincent Moon
Yeasayer. An experimental band from Brooklyn. They describe themselves as "ENYA with BOUNCE." haha.
I like to frequent Vincent Moon's website La Blogotheque. This guy films musicians walking down the street, in a pub, apartment, staircase, roof... rather than on stage or on set. He is an amazing filmmaker. I could go on and on.
I'm trying to put words to why I enjoy his videos so immensely.
I think it is first the improvisational aspect - the walking down the street, background noises of other peoples voices, cars, city comotion. Then it is the color of his film. His color pallet is warm with deep yellows and reds. Then I like the contrast - the darks are especially dark and the lights are especially light - its dramatic. Then I like the ARTISTS: Beirut, Chris Garneau, Yeasayer, Bon Iver, Sufjan Stevens, Jose Gonzalez. Check out it out: La Blogotheque
I stumbled upon a video he did of Yeasayer, a band I had not heard of before I saw this clip. You have to wait for a minute before the music starts - but be patient! This is one of those rare moments of improvisational beauty.