Of Montreal “Gronlandic Edit” video

Posted November 2nd, 2007 by Eric Greenwood · No Comments

Deliberately amateurish cartoon psychedelia doesn’t quite cover how wildly abnormal this video. It looks like decades-old homemade cut and paste art- stilted and trippy in its androgynous ambiguity. Its non-linear storyline feeds off randomness and eccentricity as much as the song itself does. This is the highlight of Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? for me. That sturdy, lightly funked-up bassline pulses beneath Kevin Barnes’ pitch-perfect, multi-layered coos. If you’ve seen the band live, much of the imagery will look familiar, but it still won’t make any sense, as it mixes wide-eyed innocence with unorthodox sexual innuendo. But that’s the heart of its paradoxical charm.

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