One of my favorite music videos of one of the best bands. It’s a little bit unusual and graphical for this band, and the lyrics are minimalistic and seemingly easy to understand.
What I want is to share my point of view on what’s happening in the video.
The main character is obviously a Minotaur who was a bastard of a queen and a god hidden in a maze. And I feel like this maze is a brain and Minotaur is a part of the identity of protagonist exposed in the toilet chamber of his own mind. This part of him reflects on his life in this moment of sincerity and weakness deep inside, tries to tell what kind of person he is. In a second-person narrative.
I like how the room weeps at the end. And how on the verse about black color Blixa himself comes in all dressed in black. Blixa is like a superego checking out on himself and washing hands after.
I love to advise movies to my friends. And sometimes it’s the same movies all over again…
Because of that I tried to make a long list of the “best movies alive” but it became too long too fast. And it’s extremely hard to pick how broad should I be in genre and popularity. For example: anyway everybody has seen The Matrix?
So I decided to break the list into different parts. And here’s the first one!
10 movies that influenced me, especially in a visual way
That’s also quite a broad category, so I tried to pick pretty different flicks and arrange them alphabetically.
This is my favorite album of the said band and probably the best album for me in this whole genre. It’s perfect when you want to spend some time with yourself among pulsing and ethereal electro soundscapes.
I would recommend to start with Amnesia track (and there’s a full album playlist inside this player).
There’s a very particular genre of music called futurepop.
It’s something in between old 80s new wave romantic synthpop music like Depeche Mode mixed and stirred with trance like futuristic rhythms. Or at least it sounded futuristic in the 00s.
Reasons to love Mind.in.a.Box:
It has a concept. All albums are tied into one cyberpunk story. The story adds another level to it, but everything totally works even if you don’t pay much attention. It just creates a wonderful and thought-thru atmosphere.
Lyrics while simple and easy to follow resonate with me personally. They say true art is to express in simple words something complex. And it manages to capture and picture certain feelings and states of mind.
For any synthpop band vocals are a pretty big deal. You either like the lead singer or not. MiaB uses different vocoders and it’s almost the ONLY band where I can really enjoy them and where they are put to good use.
Music :) Probably both new wave and trance fans will be disappointed. But try to understand this sound and it will grow on you!
Every once in a while I start to think that I need to make an elaborate YouTube playlists of stuff I like. But it all ends with me randomly clicking Like button here and there. And I can make a far better stories about one particular song or a performance, when it comes to making a playlist all of a sudden I’m too perfectionist.
So. Just to jump start the music section of my blog I will dump on your eyes and ears some random flicks from my “Liked videos” playlist. Hope I share at least some of my tastes with some of you.
E-Men — Animal skin
An underground electro, this tune is like a drug for me. Found it somewhere on russian goth forums back in the day and still can’t get it out of my head. May be it’s even on my ringer right now.