You thought Tame Impala music videos hit the medium’s boundaries with their lascivious The Less I Know The Better clip, right?
YOOOU THOUGHT. YOU THOUGHT.
Utterly bereft of any original footage (hell, even tangentially related footage… or an official co-sign from the band itself), filmmaker / night-terror progenitor Ben Aston has nevertheless crafted a full-body fever dream from free stock footage to accompany the band’s hazy Nangs.
The result is disconcerting. That ever-present hovering watermark stands between you and this happy chappy, crushing the warm bond he’s trying so hard to form with you through ya screen.
You’re there, but you’re not; it’s familiar, but so, so foreign. It’s Aunty Donna’s 1999 meets Being John Malkovich. It’s vaporwave meets Dilbert, meets clawing existential dread.
Christ, I need to lie down. It’s clever, though. Purge your soul below:
Source and photo: Ben Aston / Vimeo.