The song "River Pig" by Euclid is full of memorable grooves and also has a fantastic breakdown, both experiences lending themselves to a sonic hellscape that the band had requested I attempt to portray as a reddish "Caelid-esque" (this is an Elden Ring reference that I had to look up) environment.
Go full color, in homage to dayglo shock colors of the 1980s, to do my part to help resurrect any dormant spirits of the formative era of thrash (no cheating making everything black and white!)
Koyaanisqatsi is an amazing film experience. I have always loved its indifferent presentation of visuals at different timescales and levels of intimacy. I thought it would make a great subject to manipulate with cosmic horror motifs, so I edited together a few choice cuts...
I'd been meaning to make something bright and psychedelic and positive and a trying personal week really demanded of me some deep "light-work".
There are few artists who communicate the idea of comfort and non-threatening as potently as Australia's own "The Wiggles", and what better way to test that theory than to shove them head first into the AI meat-grinder and see if I could turn them into something ghoulishly terrifying.
I think as someone who had to live through the original Friday phenomenon, I'm entitled to do this video transformation. Thanks to the original incredible Death Metal Friday cover by Danny Dodge the stage was set for the full visceral experience of an alternate universe hellspawn Rebecca Black.
Getting to make this an official video for Meshuggah has been one of the biggest thrills of my life.
I wrote this track back about 10 years ago on my iPhone using Garageband and just recently found the file in an old backup, so I modernized the instruments a little bit to "finish" it. Then I used the Vythm music visualizer...
A self-portrait of the artist. Music generated with Open AI Jukebox and stitched together in Garageband. Video produced with a green-screen and Deforum Stable Diffusion 2.