I listen to a lot of different styles of music — not all of them, but many — and one of them is techno.
Now, when I say techno, the first thought many people will get into their mind is an overly-repetitive thumping sound with voices repeating constantly. That’s not the type I listen to, but that’s the rap techno gets as a whole.
One of the keys to listening to that particular kind of music, and by extension, I suppose, any kind of techno, is to understand that the voice is an instrument. A voice pattern can play the same part in a song as a drum or a guitar. It’s part of the overall sound.
Of course, that way of listening to music isn’t for everyone. Some people only wants songs that have a hook, a set pattern of lines, or a story.
To an extent, watching the short film “LoopLoop” works in the same way that you might listen to techno music. Therefore, it’s obviously not for everyone. But I was into it.
As director Patrick Bergeron explains it:
“Using animation, sounds warping and time shifts, this video runs forwards and backwards looking for forgotten details, mimicking the way memories are replayed in the mind.
‘LoopLoop’ is made from a sequence captured in a train going to Hanoi in Vietnam. I filmed the houses boarding the railroad. The 1,000 images of this sequence have been stitched into one long panoramic image. Into this long still image, I integrated other moving elements and builted smooth transitions over it.
LoopLoop is a video loop.”
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