Tuesday, June 09, 2009

The Other Patrick Wolf Vid is better than the weird one

Patrick Wolf "Hard Times" Video from biz3 publicity on Vimeo.

But it's still weird. Patrick Wolf makes use of glow in the dark facepaint in a day-glo Pierrot musical number with kaleidoscopic effects. Half the time you want to reach out and knock some sense into Wolf-- still can't get over that direct self-absorbed vibe that leaks out of him- but the Boschian spectator nuns and assortment reinterpreted in a techno-club setting adds an interesting, innovative touch that is missing in the Vulture vid. This video is more representative of the actual genius of Patrick Wolf's work balancing with his ego to create good music, this time indicated by his use of a backing chorus to enhance the track, the idea that working with others makes for a better product. Perhaps the chorus' (representative) physical presence in the video makes gratuitous images of Wolf's face more palatable.

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