High Contrast’s career is rather unusual, he didn’t plan to became a successful drum and bass producer, he wanted to be a director or a film score composer. His passion for music and melodic sensitivity lead him to become one of the almighty Hospital Records’ top artists and, last year, to be the music consultant for the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympic Games.


Althought he became very busy because of his musical career he didn’t dropped his passion for visual arts, as you can see in this video which is beautifully written, directed, glitched and animated by himself.


The main technique he used in this video is a glitch-style video manipulation that allows to create fluid transitions between different images, and it’s the same technique the director Quinn used for Wombs Bone Soothing Heat’s clip; I suggest you to go and read that article if you want to know more about it.


While Quinn’s video was a lyric, poetic video, Barrett’s one is colourful, noisy and full of references to 80′s and 90′s digital culture. Here glitches are used to create interesting combinations between shots taken from documentaries and videogames images (I really love the opening sequence with the bear that shakes the test screen off himself).


I’d like to challange you to find all the nerd culture references sprikled throughout the whole video and write them down on the comments. Let’s see what you can do!

High Contrast – Spectrum Analyzer

Artist: High Contrast
Lincoln Barrett
February 2013
Digital video glitches
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Videogames, wildlife and glitches together in a single video!
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