It’s no secret that electronic musicians, whether intentionally or not, tend to favor rather tripped-out, disorienting imagery in their videos. In all honesty, if we were to pluck a “trippiest videos ever” collection, we’d be signing ourselves up for a real Sisyphean task (though don’t put it past us, of course). Instead, to hip you to some new audio and visual splendor, we’ve assembled our favorite trippy clips of the last 30 days, featuring the likes of Phil Kieran, Maya Jane Coles, FlyLo, SMD, Matthew Dear, Peter Van Hoesen, and plenty more. So, set your monitor to HD, blow it on up to full screen, and, if you’re epileptic, just forget everything we said here and close this browser window now. For real—there’s quite a few flashy images about to roll.
Morgan Beringer’s box-fresh cut for Matthew Dear’s “Earthforms” is primo weirdo stuff. The oddly shifting perspective on this trip through the woods is on some serious LCD shit.
We’re all pretty psyched for next week’s release of FlyLo’s Until the Quiet Comes, and this nice little animated accompaniment for “Putty Boy Strut” is a solid tide-over.
What starts out as a tribute to David Lynch’s Lost Highway (a crazy-ass flick if there ever was one) turns into something intensely kaleidoscopic on Simian Mobile Disco’s latest track, “A Species Out of Control.”
In the video for “Bad Insect,” Ultraista takes some serious tracer effects and really uses them to punctuate the super-percussive track. Don’t stare dead at the screen for too long or you’re bound to get lost in this one.
Mononoid’s “Heat Flux” has also got some strong Lynchian vibes going on, in which the video’s main character mimics the track’s paranoid feel. Prepare for some itchy skin.
We’re as much into Baraka-style camera work as the next guy, and this new clip for Peter Van Hoesen’s awesome “Inspection in Solitude” is just the ticket to bring it to the modern techno world.
The final cut for Kalipo’s “Millionaire of Love” is one disorienting ride down the river. Awesome, but disorienting as all get out.
Underwater dubby techno goodness from DFRNT gets the mirrored-imagery treatment, to great effect. A beautifully chill track with some abstract pictures to match.
Berlin visualist Lillevan gives the high desert some visual love on “Mesa Sequences” by sonic experimenters Morgan Packard and Beatport’s own Jay Ahearn.
Second Life animation vibes are taken to the next level in the video for “Never Believed,” the Phil Kieran track that just got remixed by Maya Jane Coles.