New Vid!

February 26, 2009 at 6:06 pm (Movies, Music)

This one from Hauschka’s consistently excellent and occasionally sublime record comes this video of “Friebad”. What starts as unimpressive animation (don’t worry, the director doesn’t spend nearly as much time to paint his anthropomorphic cartoons as profoundly sad!) soon becomes a swirl of texture very appropriate to the music.

Hauschka has spent a lot of his musical career imbuing melody and harmony with textures in the preparation of instruments, most notably the piano. The song retains this playfulness in textures, and when the visual signification of the music emerges from its humble, emotive beginnings, it again leaves its texture on the sightscape in an astounding melange of color and melody. Hauschka’s lush instrumentation receives proper praise after colors and animals swarm the two musicians.

And this doesn’t even talk about the prfound syncretism that harmony brings later when the giant bubbling mass beings to soar in the air! An astounding video with a clear sense of style and formalistic play.

The video can be found here: http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/download/149419-pitchforktv-hauschka-freibad-video-premiere

The entire trilogy’s available here: http://pitchfork.tv/special-presentation/the-hauschka-trilogy, and is worth checking out.

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