LeVant – Sideways (Official Video)
There comes a point when music becomes too homogenized that breaking the rule of what music should be, comes to the fore. This is what I got when I listened to the recordings of LeVant( George D. Stanciulescu) and I tell you, his tunes can either be something you like right away or something that need time to proliferate themselves into your subconscious. One example is the new single Sideways. It is a trip chilled out track with layered sounds and arresting vocals. It’s perfect to relax to after a long day but can also be a source of scrutiny if you want to know what it is all about.
I think his songs are snippets of 20th century music made into a delicious salad of beats and melodies, a witness to the evolution of musical styles. Such parts are distilled into a 4-minute song. Some of them approach the atonal realm of modern composers Schoenberg. What made the complex parts cohesive are the rhythmic simplicity.
There is also something very Romanian about his music but this influence can be subtle. Now watching the music video made for Sideways, is such a treat. I don’t want to write spoilers so you better see it for yourself.
I asked him about the video. I noted that it really fits the music. This was his reply:
“Well, the video was basically kind of indie filmed and it features one of the most known contemporary fringe performers in Romania, namely Irinel Anghel. A friend of mine filmed her perform, I did the editing & the montage, so probably that’s why the music & the visuals fit.”
Official video for LeVant’s new experimental electronica single, featuring an exclusive performance by multimedia artist Irinel Anghel.
Recitations by Nicoleta Lefter.
Music, production & video edit by George D. Stanciulescu.
Camera : Stefan Marginean
Escape into the wind by Loic Rathscheck
About the video:
Loic:Thanks to Ives for sending me the Go Pro video mounted onto my dad’s vintage sail boat (Aile).
The pictured crew members are my dad and Ives. The music is a joint track from Paula and myself.
The challenge here was to edit material that came from only one camera perspective.
The idea was to create a video that shows the little importance of time when you sail. Let the wind take you along! Don’t be fooled though, concentration and effort are still required.
I have spent some good times at the Yacht Club de l’Ile de France.
This video is dedicated to my farther for his birthday, the kind people at the Yacht Club de l’Ile de France and to all those who enjoy sailing.
Here is the link to the club’s page: http://www.ycif.net/
Icon by Nouvelle Electro
For those who haven’t heard yet, this was posted earlier this year. Nouvelle Electro as Paula(England) and Ian Henderson (Ireland)
This is a beautiful tribute to the late and great Marilyn Monroe.