So maybe I did take my time to see Architecture in Helsinki’s video for “Do the Whirlwind.” It came out last August, and only tonight did I finally see it, let alone discover it existed. I have to say this is one of the coolest videos I’ve ever seen. I, being the nerd I am and loving anything remotely related to Super Nintendo (but don’t we all….right?), find the animations to be really creative and perfect for a music video.
But AIH isn’t the focus of this post. I don’t even really listen to them that much anyways (except for “The Owls Go”, one of the most adorable songs I’ve ever heard). I just used them as justification for making a basically non-music related post. The real reason I mention this at all is because of the mastermind behind the “Do the Whirlwind” video, Paul Robertson. Recently, he posted his latest work, “Pirate Baby’s Cabana Battle Street Fight 2006,” online. Although it’s not in color, its at least fifty times cooler than the AIH video. For those of you who are as dorky as I am, it’s like watching a side-scrolling beat ’em up game like Final Fight being played in front of you, except the bad guys in this one include pregnant zombie women whose spawn explode out of their stomachs, hungry for flesh. Sounds exciting, doesn’t it? Gruesome description aside, this short movie is quite amazing, capturing my attention after only the first few seconds. I can’t express enough how fascinating and original the animations and concept behind this video are. Every character is a product of Robertson’s imagination and is not taken from anywhere. I’m really excited to see what this guy comes up with next. If anybody else knows anything else about any other similar works he’s released, let me know please!
I’ve embedded a Veoh preview of the video below, but I highly recommend viewing it in its entirety through quicktime either by downloading or streaming. I’ve posted the links for that too below.
Pirate Baby’s Cabana Battle Street Fight 2006
[Follow link to stream or right-click and select “Save Link As…” to download]