Friday, November 04, 2011

"Around the World" - Daft Punk

Daft Punk’s “Around the World”

Directed by Michel Gondry

March 7, 1997

Daft Punk’s music videos are all gold! I highly recommend checking out videos for songs such as “Technologic,” “Robot Rock,” and really any song you can find if you enjoy this one. I find many of their videos to be oddly hypnotic working alongside the rhythmically repetitive lyrics. This is a music video that has no narrative or superfluous images that detract from the song. Instead, Gondry intends for the video to compliment the song by having the choreography match the instruments.

Watch the video again and notice how the dancers in the center follow the beats of the drums, the skeletons match the guitar, and the tall, weird-looking guys match the bass line. I think Daft Punk videos do a great job in adding imagery to the music without losing its focus.


haley schattner said...

I like Daft Punk, but I think if I had the repetitious music they have, I would have to employ the visuals as well. This video is very cool and like most of their songs, makes me want to dance. I like the idea that sound can match with the idea of geometric and organic shapes correlated with dance moves--this is evident through their different clothing groups and their rhythmic moves.

K. Tyler Christensen said...

I love how we get all of this 'business in the front' while in the back we have this hypnotic (Marco's word) light installation. Colors change. Lights flash and move in all directions. The viewer is forced to look at the video three dimensionally.