All posts by Vivian Hua

Vivian Hua (華婷婷) wears a lot of random hats, but has somewhat mastered globetrotting like a hobo and evading traditional 9-to-5 work schedules. She enjoys observing human idiosyncrasies perhaps more than anything and is a magnet for homeless people (a joy) and bug bites of all types (absolutely terrible). Through her work, she hopes to embrace the temporary while documenting the nostalgic, using divination and dream symbolism as guides through the cosmic maze. Additional writing, art, video, and other crap, like her astrological chart, can be seen at www.inallthings-patterns.net. She is the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE magazine, and quite appreciates unsolicited personal e-mails just to shoot the shit and narrow the gaps between human beings.
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Project Jenny, Project Jan – “Lucky Me” Music Video

Oceans of watery paint swirl and marble in this video collaboration between laptop band Project Jenny, Project Jan, and Turkish artist Hikmet Barutçugil. The style of painting used in the video is called ebrû, or “marbling”, and involves paint floating upon a watery surface, manipulated by special instruments. The resulting images are reminiscent of any...Read...
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Gentlemen Drivers – “Valdor” Music Video

I’m not soooo certain what’s going on in the intro to this video, but the rest of it somehow combines Thanksgiving and make out sessions with creeptastic puppetry ala Muppets-meets-David Cronenberg. This weirdness kind of speaks for itself… (queue epileptic fit). Directed by Allen Cordell Taken from Asphalt EP
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WhoMadeWho – “Every Minute Alone” Music Video

In their new video for “Every Minute Alone,” Danish electropop trio WhoMadeWho explore real human sadness, through montages of what was always a childhood taboo — men crying. Crying while building IKEA furniture, crying while dropping groceries, crying when burning clothing, crying, crying, everywhere, and everywhere lonely! This is Nordic black comedy standard, but in...Read...
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Low – “Try To Sleep” Music Video

I enjoy this video to no end, and it alone puts Low up 20,000 points in my book. For starters, IT HAS JOHN STAMOS!!!!!!, looking as fine as ever. The video itself is a throw-back to the days of black and white pictures. A romantic scene takes place between a couple as they’re driving in...Read...
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Errors – “Magna Encarta” Music Video

Glasgow, Scotland’s Errors roam through all landscapes — terrestrial, aquatic, otherworldly, rave-y — in this video for “Magna Encarta”, sometimes with a chicken as their prime focus, and sometimes not. All landscapes become intertwined with one another throughout the course of the video, however, with the chicken remaining the only constant. Perhaps there is a...Read...
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Screens – Dead House Album Review

In a feat of pure wonder, Brooklyn-based quartet Screens have managed to evade the magnetic lure of musical stagnation with their latest album, Dead House. Without adhering too closely to any one genre tag, they pull bits and pieces of influence from “pop,” “psychedelic,” “noise,” “post-punk,” and “post-rock” when and where they need it, incorporating...Read...
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Ben Sollee – “Embrace” Music Video

If you didn’t know that twine being pulled in different directions or the slight bowing of cello strings could be beautiful, this video will make you think otherwise. This video is gentle like “Embrace” from Ben Sollee’s upcoming album, Inclusions; it is slow and calming, like a church hymn. Directed by David Ingram. Director of...Read...