Posts from August 20th, 2012

Monday, 20 August 2012

Random’s “Buggin'” Video: Hip-Hop Kafka!

Random (who as Mega Ran has my current “Album of the Month”) has just put out a new music video. A former English teacher, Random has an ambitious project he calls Language Arts, wherein he has a song called “Buggin'” that breaks down Kafka’s famous short story “The Metamorphosis.”

This is everything I love about music and music videos: it’s smart, literate (literally), funny, and catchy. The video matches the lyrics. And I love the black-and-white German aesthetics, the delightfully low-tech special effects, and the wacky antics:

Language Arts Vol 2 is out tomorrow. In the meantime you can pick up Vol 1 at Amazon or Bandcamp.

Categories: Videos.