Category Archives: Music

Cool Music Clip: Jean-Paul De Roover

On April 8th, 2009 I posted a cool music clip by Oren Lavie here on my blog. Today I received an email from Canada asking me to check a video clip… Well, if you agree with me that Oren Lavie’s video clip is amazing you will love this on:

Fix” by Jean-Paul De Roover

Jean-Paul De Roover is a solo artist from Thunder Bay, ON, Canada. This is a stop animation music video that his photographer girlfriend Shannon Lepere shot for his song “Fix”.  It used over 2,022 still photographs and over 600 bandaids!

You can check Jean-Paul’s website via: jeanpaulderoover.com and his girlfriend Shannon’s website via: shannonlepere.com.

Enjoy!

 

Cool Music Clip: Oren Lavie

I haven’t seen such a cool music video in a long time, I had to share it with you:

Her Morning Elegance” by Oren Lavie

Wikipedia states about Oren Lavie:

“Oren Lavie spent his youth in Israel.In 1997 his play Sticks and Wheels and his production of it were awarded the main prizes at the Acco Festival of Alternative Israeli Theatre. The production played in Tel Aviv during 1998. In that year he went to London to study theatre directing at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). After his graduation two of his plays were produced in various London theatres. They already contained several songs written and composed by him.

In 2001 Oren Lavie moved to New York where he tried to make a living by means of various jobs and where he focused on writing songs. When they had piled up he went to Berlin (2003) and started to do recordings, working as his own producer. His first album, The Opposite Side of the Sea, was completed in 2006; it was released in Europe in January and February 2007. In 2009, his stop motion style music video, “Her Morning Elegance,” achieved significant popularity on YouTube,receiving over 4 million hits.

Oren Lavie names his musical predecessors as Tom Waits, Jacques Brel, and Leonard Cohen. At the core of his melody-oriented compositions there is always the piano or the guitar with his singing, enriched by string arrangements (cello solo, quartet, chamber orchestra) and various, mainly non-electronical instruments added occasionally, giving each of the songs a unique style and color.

Also check out Lavie’s own website: OrenLavie.com