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Garden City Movement – Move On

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April 6, 2014

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Garden City Movement's latest music video entitled "Move On" features ambient tones and hypnotic beats tied in with a beautifully shot music video. Produced by INI-MA Productions and directed by Michael Moshonov and Lael Utnik. The video stars Yarden Toussia Cohen and Gloria Bess. Watch the video after the break!
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LAMU ╳ Rivver & Mathieu Grimard

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March 20, 2014

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Music video LAMU invokes the talents of Montreal-based band Rivver and director Mathieu Grimard. A beautifully captured sequence of, what seemed like to me, separate splices from other potentially intriguing films. Check it all out after the jump!
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Skin ╳ Rae Morris & Nadia Marquard Otzen

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March 17, 2014

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UK singer / songwriter Rae Morris and Danish director Nadia Marquard Otzen deliver a black-and-white art gallery of moving sculptures in the music video for Skin. A playful and intricate combination / intersection of texture and movement. Check out more after the jump!
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All Apologies ╳ Happiness & Adam Berg

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March 5, 2014

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Director Adam Berg teams up with mystery Swedish band Happiness to create the oh-so-melancholic heart string strumming music video All Apologies.
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Be Around ╳ The Peach Kings & Paul Trillo

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February 10, 2014

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A beautiful array of foliage and scenery overlay the abstract ongoings of music video Be Around, performed by Bay Area / Los Angeles-based soul-infused rock band The Peach Kings. Visionary props going to director Paul Trillo and studio Funkhaus.
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EMPTY KINGDOM TOP 100 Artists of 2013

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January 31, 2014

TOP 100 2013
[Photo by: Shelbie Dimond] 939 is the magic number for EK in 2013. 939 only has 4 factors: 1, 3, 313, 939...which doesn't really have any significant meaning relating to our TOP 100. AMD made a CPU called the Socket 939 back in June 2004...but we're not sponsored by them nor any other computer tech company to supply us with the machines that we need to run EK. The year 939 in Roman numerals is CMXXXIX...which doesn't mean crap since none of us use Roman numerals anymore. According to HistoryOrb.com, 4 major events took place in year 939 that were documented: July 8th (The Major Occultation, or Ghaybat el-Kubra of Muhammad al-Mahdi), August 6th (Battle at Simancas - Spain beats Moors), October 2nd (Battle at Andernach: King Otto & Hermann of Zwaben beat Eberhard of France & Giselbert of Lutherans), October 27th (Edmund I succeeds Athelstan as King of England)...which all has nothing to do with EK. Nonetheless, 939 is the exact number of posts we had to sift through for 2013 in order to bring to all of you art-fiends our fourth annual EMPTY KINGDOM TOP 100 Artists of 2013!
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Took Them Away ╳ Dear Reader & Rob Savage

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January 28, 2014

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A stage filled with stark light superbly complements the tragic tale of a romance torn asunder in Dear Reader’s music video Took Them Away. Directed by Rob Savage.
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Collider ╳ Jon Hopkins & Tom Haines

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January 7, 2014

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Electronic / IDM artist Jon Hopkins and director Tom Haines join forces to create the ever so evocative and visceral music video Collider. Track taken from the album Immunity. More after the jump.
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ALL THE TIME ╳ Lovett & VARIOUS…

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December 22, 2013

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Music composer Lovett (previously featured back in 2011 HERE) and a hefty load of collaborating directors come together to generate the visual super-cut music video ALL THE TIME. Check out all the media after the jump!
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Shadows Cross ╳ Kianí del Valle, Kyson & Pol Ponsarnau

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December 14, 2013

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Dancer / choreographer Kianí del Valle joins forces with music artist Kyson and production company POLACOS to create Shadows Cross. A complex construction of asymmetrical kaleidoscopes set against decaying architecture. Directed by Pol Ponsarnau.
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Wheel ╳ We Are Shining & Carl Addy

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November 27, 2013

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Director Carl Addy utilizes the rhythmic nature of the GIF and a myriad of vivid pop culture references to drive his latest music video Wheel for the London band We Are Shining. More info and eye candy after the jump!
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High Road ╳ Cults & Hiro Murai

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November 20, 2013

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Manhattan-based band Cults telescope through their latest music video High Road with the directorial / visual expertise of Hiro Murai (previously featured on EK HERE). A minimally abstract and grey-scaled rabbit hole. Check it all out after the jump!
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Hate or Glory ╳ Gesaffelstein & Fleur & Manu

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November 8, 2013

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Greed can only produce tragedy in Gesaffelstein’s latest Midas-touch-spin music video Hate or Glory. Envisioned and directed by Fleur & Manu, under the Division Paris banner.
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WOR ╳ Django Django & Jim Demuth

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October 20, 2013

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Music group Django Django steer their latest music video WOR to the real-life carnival grounds of Allahabad. There they encounter the jaw-dropping and extremely dangerous stunts of the Indian Well of Death. Directed by Jim Demuth, from an original concept by Vincent Neff. More info after the jump.
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Czlowiek Kamera

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August 27, 2013

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Czlowiek Kamera is a Polish filmmaker/photographer who has a very unique and surreal style that has lead him to work with bands like Sigur Rós and Fever Ray. His philosophy to art can be defined directly from his fake name, Czlowiek-Kamera which means "human-cam" or "cam-man" describing the specific fusion between human subjective view and objective vision of mechanical camera lens.
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Polybius ╳ James Houston, Julian Corrie & Bold Yin

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August 27, 2013

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Animator / director James Houston, music artist Julian Corrie (Miaoux Miaoux) and production studio Bold Yin team up to deliver a swan song to old-school technology in Polybius. Time for some fun nostalgia.
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EK Interview: Jean-Paul Frenay

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August 25, 2013

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Jean-Paul Frenay is a visual artist currently based in Brussels, Belgium that has touched upon a healthy palette of media bases such as: film, VFX, performance pieces, interaction installations, experimental video, photography, and even music (I, The Phoneix). With such a busy schedule, we here at EK were more than appreciative to have him take the time and divulge us about the mindset behind his varying projects, and what continues to artistically drive him forward to this day. Check out the full spread of Q&A after the jump. Enjoy!
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MODERN JESUS ╳ Portugal. The Man & AG Rojas

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August 22, 2013

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Director AG Rojas (previously featured on EK for the short film CROWN) joins forces with Portugal. The Man to create the music video MODERN JESUS. Taken from the album Evil Friends. A slice of Americana shot through a cross-country run of 15 states in 20 days with zero use of stock footage.
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Moped ╳ Pinkunoizu & Ewan Jones Morris

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August 12, 2013

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Copenhagen-based band Pinkunoizu and director Ewan Jones Morris present a collection of everyday objects utilized in unnatural ways in their collaborative music video entitled Moped. Check it all out after the jump.
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Blue Eyed Sailor ╳ Mia Maestro, Guillermo Navarro & Juan Azulay

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July 30, 2013

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Guillermo Navarro and Juan Azulay adapt the abstract photography of Cecilia Paredes in Mia Maestro’s latest music video entitled Blue Eyed Sailor. Check out more after the jump!
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