This year, for the second time, we present you with the psychedelic video Oscars for 2013. After watching around 400 videos which were published on the Daily Psychedelic Video in 2013 (around 30 hours of psychedelic viewing!!!) we chose the 20 best videos of the year (and also included some of those which came close).
Psychedelic Music Clips
Cirrus – Bonobo
Cyriak, the web’s mad genius of consciousness-altering visuals, deconstructs 1950s style visuals and creates a complex swirling web of hypnotic disorientation. (Orignal post).
Libynthth – It’s my beak
A bunch of ducks party wildly and colorfully in a video which reeks of pure mischievous fun. (Original post).
Carpet – Nearly Four
A powerful music clip by Andreas Zimmer to a track by Carpet, with some masterful use of special effects. (Original post).
Anamanaguchi – [MEOW]
This is how it feels to trip in the arcade on a Saturday night. A delightful video to a track by Anamanaguchi. (Original post).
Beta Band – Wonderful
The psychedelic typography to the Beta Band’s “Wonderful” is highly synesthetic and makes this video into a veritable psychedelic love song. (Original post).
Vial of Sound – Lifetime passed
Ori Toor animates a track by Vial of Sound with his unique and mesmerizing style of animation. (Original post).
Some videos that almost made it…
Cartoon Network Summer Indent 2013
A deliciously psychedelic cartoon world in this video short from cartoon network. (Original post).
Jack Fried – The Deep End
Jack Fried’s uniquely multi-layered videos take the viewer on a journey into the genealogical realms of the subconscious. (Original post).
Psychedelic Nature films
The birds in the sky perform a majestic dance. It’s so easy to lose yourself in the spectacular movement of the flock, and feel yourself dissolving with the multitude which is one. (Original post).
Mineral Beings – Nightdriver
An incredible journey through enchanted fractal realms. (Original post).
Ben Ridgway – Cosmic flower unfolding
Ben Ridgway creates a mesmerizing landscape of phosphorescent mandalic underwater flowers. (Original post).
Burning man time lapse 2013
Burning man festival in fast forward as seen from the heights of Peak Trego. Amazing vistas of movement, shadows, winds and miniscule trucks driving around the playa. The part from around 2:30 looks like the future of humanity as a futuristic intergalactic civilization in space. (Original post).
High Contrast – Spectrum Analyser
A masterful use of the glitch effect which mixes animals and computer imagery into a kicking techno-shamanic journey. (Original post).
Psychedelic Short films
Bianca Giaever – The scared is scared
This is quite possibly the cutest film I’ve ever seen. Bianca Giaever asked a six year old what her movie should be about, then she went about and followed her instructions word for word. Language creates reality.(Original post).
N.A. Brummbaer – Where in the Universe is Timothy Leary
N.A. Brummbaer send us on a fantastic journey in search of Timothy Leary. (Original post).
A hyper-colorful commercial for the SLPASH animation effect. (Original post).
Shilo – Premier Global Services “Paper Airplanes”
A magical commercial for an eMarketing company takes paper-planes to the new level. (Original post).
Psychedelic Web Videos
We are Machines – Electric Sheep
A music video to a track by We Are Machines mixes some powerfully evocative imagery. (Original post).
Meditative Psychedelic Videos
Calling the others
Meditative DMT vistas… (Original post).
Experimental Psychedelic videos
Plastic bags love story – Ave
A night walk in the windy streets of Tel Aviv turns into a ecstatic-meditative journey, following the magical encounter of two plastic bags who wonder the streets together, going on and on in a mystical cyclical bag dance. And for a moment the whole street seems to wake up with vibrant life – joining them in a communal dance of bags, feathers, flowers and even a butterfly. (Original post).
Best pre-2013 psychedelic videos published in 2013
[Some of the best psychedelic videos which were featured on the DPV in 2013 were created in 2012 or previous years, and don’t appear on this list. Click here to check out the best pre-2013 psychedelic videos which appeared on the DPV in 2013]