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Pomplamoose — “Beat It” by Michael Jackson

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Pomplamoose is the finest and most talented example of “videosong,” a musical medium with 2 rules:
1. What you see is what you hear (no post-sync voice or instrument).
2. If you hear it, you’ll see it

Pomplamoose is the most recognizable artist in this medium, for good reason.

I am seriously inspired by the band Pomplamoose (Wiki , Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Last.FM, MySpace )and their brand of “Video Song”.

Their videos mostly take the form of “VideoSongs”, a medium Jack Conte defines with two rules:
What you see is what you hear. (No lip-syncing for instruments or voice)
If you hear it, at some point you see it. (No hidden sounds)

On April 11, 2010, the band was interviewed on NPR‘s All Things Considered.[7] Conte discussed the “glitz-free” manner in which they record:

I guess I kinda don’t like how there’s such a pedestal for music culture and especially for band culture, it just feels fake; it feels like smoke and mirrors. I feel like music doesn’t have to be like that. It can be something that’s very normal and very accessible.[4]

This is a good article about how they started the “VideoSong Movement” which was inspired by the Dogme 95 avant-garde filmmaking movement.

VideoSong Blog is the headquarters for artists to showcase their creations. There are some good videos on here that are winning big awards. Pomplamoose was even nominated for a Grammy Award for “Beat It” . Give it a listen ‘cause it’s cool.


Written by Glen Pridgen

December 2, 2011 at 11:22 am

Posted in Daily Links

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