Tag Archives: trippy

Biogenesis – “Anything is Possible”

9 Jan

Cicada – Rolling Waves

31 Oct

 

The Abstractions of Morgan Beringer

12 Sep

A beautiful, haunting, trance-inducing and marginally disturbing video art series. Morgan Beringer (featured here before) has uploaded 23 of 64 videos – each a strikingly unique composition – usually morphing photographs or after-effects generators with various aberrations & distortions with a hypnotic rhythm track. Watch the entire playlist and you’ll be entranced… I’ve shared some of my favourites here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Actress – Bird Matrix (2015)

30 May

 

Them distorted, twisted Lovebirds from the psychedelic dimensions.
What realms do they occupy in their amorous inactivity?
Excellently weird video from Nic Hamilton set to music by Actress.

 

 

Koudlam – TransPeru (2015)

9 May

 

Chase the line…

Made from Stock

13 Dec

When a friend showed me this video for the first time, I asked him, “How would you go about making a video like this? How would you describe this vision to a director?” It turns out that you don’t. Carl Burgess was given complete freedom in creating this video for Ratatat, and the finished product was made entirely from stock footage. Here’s a full article on the production: http://www.fastcodesign.com/1662128/carl-burgess-director-of-the-years-creepiest-coolest-music-video

And while the above is my favorite, I think it would be dishonest of me to post a Ratatat video for a community like the DPV without  tossing in at least one more. I’d say Falcon Jab is probably the most traditionally psychedelic of their videos–that I’ve seen, anyway–but there’s just something all too human in the video for Drugs that made me choose it for my headline this Saturday.

The funniest psychedelic videos collection

22 Apr pokemonsmall

For its 3rd birthday the DPV is featuring a series of psychedelic videos specials which will run between the 22 and the 28 of April. Stay tuned for more of our psychedelic specials.

pokemonOne of the things I like best about the psychedelic experience is humor. On a psychedelic trip, everyday situations can suddenly change their meaning in ways that make them hilarious. This can happen when normal stuff suddenly appears very weird, or when you find new and surprising meaning to ordinary occurrences. It can happen when one goes on a train of thoughts and arrives to some awesomely far out mental places, or when you suddenly realize that you and your friends look very weird, or are behaving in a very weird way. Regaining perspective on yourself can be exceedingly funny. Psychedelic humor, at its highest forms, can be a realization of the inherently humorous aspect of existence itself, a sort of metaphysical-humor state of mind cherished by some of the world’s religious traditions, like Zen Buddhism.

The psychedelic humor videos below combine the different elements of psychedelic humor described above in ways that I find hilarious. Here are my psychedelic humor favorites.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – The Hotel Scene

The Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas hotel scene, is one of the classic psychedelic comedy scenes in cinema. The scene makes use of a distinct kind of psychedelic humor where the joke lies in the gap between reality as it is perceived by the tripped-out protagonist and the actual ‘objective’ reality as it is captured by the camera/others. (See here for another example of this kind psychedelic humor, featuring Jack Black).

Louis CK Animation

“In animation you can do anything” is the premise of this video by Louis CK, where the comedian uses the force of animation to become a kind of superhero. For other writers it would probably just mean flying in the air or fighting huge monsters, but Louis CK, being Louis CK, uses this new found power in order to very thoroughly work out his feelings of bitterness towards his father and infest him with guilt “which will make him age 50 years in a day”…

Pikachu on Acid and the stoned British soldiers

Pikachu goes on an extended acid-trip after being attacked with acid by another Pokémon. This is the proof that the American and British armies had the right idea when they experimented with LSD as a battlefield incapacitating weapon, which was an hilarious occasion in itself.

This is how we trip – The Good Neighbor

Dennis and his friends dose on DXM (cough suppressant) and go into time-portals while Dennis’s mother knocks on the door demanding an explanation. An hilarious video-portrait of a lively fucked-up bunch of suburban tripsters by the “Good Neighbor” group.

Two renegade cops take “memory medicine”

Two renegade cops is a brilliant and pretty psychedelic 13 episode 70’s style YouTube comedy show. In the 5th episode Brick and Steel go on a visit to the past, after smoking some “memory medicine” given to them by their hippie friend.

Arise – Church of the Subgenius

The instructions part for the video tape by the Church of the Sub Genius is an exceedingly deranged, far out video-instructions manual created by a demented video director. The result is unbelievable and hilarious.

Charlie the Unicorn

Grumpy unicorn Charlie, who just wanted to quietly watch TV, is continuously harassed by two particularly weird unicorns who take him on a far out trip to the banana king who teaches Charlie a peculiar lesson about life.

Musicotherapie

The highly stressed ape psychiatrist of an animal’s hospital mental ward is driven to madness by the never ending noises created by his annoyingly musical patients. Strangely, following the advice of the Banana King from the video above, doesn’t help either…

The stoned ape theory

Mckenna’s stoned ape theory, mixed together with elements from Kubrick’s 2001: Space Odyssey and rendered to extreme by animation, makes for a particularly hilarious journey into the psychedelic roots of human civilization.

The Mighty Boosh & Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy

“Television needs a madman! I want the show to be psychedelic and beautiful but have charm and personality. If Dali made a show hopefully it would look like this” said Noel Fielding about his television work.

Fielding gained fame and acclaim with his highly successful show The Mighty Boosh, created together with Julian Barratt. He later embarked on a solo career, launching the Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy show.

Both shows are hilarious, surreal, mystical, and highly psychedelic, featuring many magical plots, shamans, drug dealers, a talking gorilla and variety of other bizarre characters.

Many of the episodes of both shows are available to watch on YouTube, and if you are a fan of psychedelic comedy, you’ve got to watch at least a few episodes. You won’t regret it.

Cranky Yankers – Cough syrup

Cranky Yanker’s Ed calls the pharmacy and asks for some cough syrup. Which kind?

“the happy kind”, “the kind that makes you sleepy”. The ensuing conversation is accompanied by his hallucination as he goes into a cough syrup Neverland.

Story from North-America

The “Story from North America” is beautifully animated video with which combines vivid images, evocative moral issues and a funny song to create a precious 4 minute lesson about the value of life.

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