The style of the band Sizarr is hard to define. Their music is a combination of indie rock, world music, hip hop, r’n’b and electronica. The results are polyrhythmic songs full of harmony: There is a little bit of David Bowie, some Sufjan Stevens, but also Björk and even Jay-Z in it. This might sounds awkward, but Sizarr combine all these different styles and influences in the most harmonious way.
In our interview with Sizarr we talked about music by James Ferraro, Peter Gabriel, Wamdue Project, Kate Bush, Shlohmo and Nicolas Jaar. More after the jump.
James Ferraro – Last American Hero Pt.3
This video has cost about 0 Euros, and it is so clear and confusing in a wonderful way. There are elements from “Family Guy”, VHS snippezs showing the tristesse of American landscapes and 3D animations from a well-known theme park. All of this is highlighted with the fantastic music of James Ferraro, which sounds like a soundtrack to what you see, but it is also more than that.
Peter Gabriel – Big Time
Peter Gabriel’s music is a Love-it-or-hate-it-thing. But when it comes to videos, he is done everything right in my opinion. The concept is not to have a concept. Everything gets integrated, and in the end it all looks like a scary children show from the 80s. It is still quite beautiful, though. Today, one could again do something like this. But I suppose nobody wants to invest so much time on that.
Wamdue Project – King Of My Castle
Most people might find the video for this track stupid, because it is hard to understand the context – I do not even know whether there is one. What I know is that I already enjoyed this style when I was a little boy. It consists entirely of scenes from the anime “Ghost in the Shell”. As I am a big Manga / Anime boy myself, I am a fan. I would like to have a video like this one day.
Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill
Kate Bush is an important role model to me when it comes to self-presentation and self-promotion. And I always had a faible for strong main actresses. To me, the videos in which she dances, are amazingly beautiful. I particularly enjoy this one with the mix of Future and Japanese culture.
Shlohmo – Rained the whole time (Nicolas Jaar Remix)
This remix is the best that has been published this year. And then there is this video, which relfects the atmosphere of the song really well. Just watch it on full screen mode three times and go to sleep afterwards…