Tuesday, April 13, 2010

April 13

If James Cameron made music videos instead of feature films, I think they would look like "Gaia" by Valensia. This 1993 track, which hit #2 in the artist's native Netherlands, has this hair-metal soldier of love zooming through a computer-generated landscape as naturally as any Na'avi. Why is this guy still a secret? Is it the soaring guitars and keyboard solos? Is it the Michael Jackson army duds? Is it the pre-AutoTuned harmonies with the children's choir from the Sigur Ros video?

This entire video seems to have predicted the state of rock music for the following 20 years (while still embracing such staples as the guitar solo on the beachside cliffs, but that's the beginning of another video...)

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