So the long-awaited second album from The Avalanches came out on July 8th. Made as a promotional piece for Wildflower, the video – The Was – has been bouncing around the internet and has even been removed from a few sites.
The 14-minute short that ingeniously intercuts clips of over 100 films, TV shows, as well as concert footage and original animation – all to music from Wildflower – is a visual treat and cinematic jaunt down memory lane. The video in which characters are neatly cut out of their host films and positioned within the in-between spaces of another, was edited and created by the Australian video art duo Soda_Jerk. The Was is no documentary, but it is clearly a film in the vein of The Avalanches’ work and created an air of excitement not only because of the quality of the editing, but also the vague concerns about copyright.
Check out the video Frankie Sinatra, one of the tracks off Wildflower featuring Danny Brown below.