"On a Mission" is the first and only animated clip belonging to this visual online album. Here, a skillfully sketched low-speed-encounter of two snails triggers some interesting events. A raw and playful clip by Fabienne Bartel and Véronique Gollut for a cracking track full of energy!
The images are reminiscent of impressionist paintings, the music defined through its minimalistic sound design and harmonic composition - With the fifth video clip called "Amber" of the album "Monkey Dope", the illeist collective presents a cinematographic cooperation with Oliver Neubert. A slow paced clip with beautiful images in perfect harmony with the most feathery composition of the illeist collective.
Direction / Camera / Editing: Oliver Neubert (www.abaku.net)
Actress: Laurence Zahno
Production scheduling: Bettina Bussey
Costume: Azusa Nishimura
Assistant Laurence: Roseline Zahno
Hair Styling: Alain Zahno
Production support, Berne: Christoph Hebing
Romance; not oil painting but street art video projection. From a symphonic poem to the illeist collectives dubby "Backspace Romance". This hommage to a romantic summer night action is once more the link between the illeists music and Pablo Weber's light and video installations. Miro and Pablo in a freewheeling performance. As an audience only a sweltry summer night and Silas on the camera.
"Maybe the world's a dance and you just move along" - well this clip shows that when you dance hard enough in life at least you might find yourself rewarded in the end.
Thanks to Mima, Danijela, Fabienne
P.S. Yes - this table is real
A bizarre and morbidly beautiful video for the title track of the album "Monkey Dope". The clip is something like a trip high on Monkey Dope through nightly New York: Voyeuristic, oppressive and surprising at once.
Concept, camera, montage: Adrian Kelterborn
"Scenes" is a monotonously massive clash of flashing fragments. Faces are being divided by lights and lights being crushed by gloom. Oppressively beautiful and hypnotic at once.
Going Down was shot in Israel and Palestine.
Thanks to Kristian Breitenbach and Daniel Ratthei who made this unbelievable clip!
Digital Coming is the first visual collaboration of the project "Monkey Dope". This clip has been created in collaboration with "Ribbig/Halsackda movement production" from Malmö (SE), it is their first Release of the upcoming production "Nya Folkdansen".
Video, Foto, Editing: Emma Ribbing
Music: illeist collective
Dance: Ribbing/Halsackda movement production
Thanks to MYCD - Malmö youth contemporary dance
This week the illeists offer a special song. With their bonus track "Ripples on a Pond" they present themselves in a rather reductionist manner - visually and acoustically speaking. The clip, yet again, was made by the illeists. Pablo Weber Fernandez - visual master of the collective - shows in an impressive way what modern visual art nowadays means.
This week the illeist collective steps right onto the dance floor with its single "New Things". A fierce bass sound, a catchy chorus and a stubborn beat make this track an irresistible dance number. Even the clip, produced by dutch filmmaker Lex te Dorsthorst, literally sheds "new light" on the illeists...
Camera/Editing/Direction: Lex te Dorsthorst
Dance: Muziektheater De Plaats and Lorenzo Borella
Little illeist performers: Bram, Mick en Femke
Thanks to: All the dancers and all the other people who helped make this possible behind the scenes!
As the label Roca Records released our first album „Electrees“ by means of standard internet channels, the mechanics of the world wide web began to work: in the same week as Electrees was released, the album appeared on online databases and in the archives of torrent providers. Internet radios started playing our songs, DJs included our tracks in their mixes and magazines published reviews on the album.
We consider this “digital spread” a true blessing. As producers of music that is not part of mainstream culture we are dependent on smaller communities to listen to our music, to evaluate it and (hopefully) recommend it to others. With our project Monkey Dope we take the present way of music consumption into account: instead of lamenting about the lack of control, we want our music to be unleashed and be digitally spread.
This is why we decided to make the best possible album we could in the best possible way we could think of. Instead of offering less (because people get their music for free anyway) we offer and invest more. With Monkey Dope we created something that is contemporary, unique and different. With Monkey Dope we proudly release our first free visual online album - 11 tracks and 11 clips.
Enjoy and spread the word!
René, Silas and Miro
2011 - illeist collective
When we came up with the concept of monkey dope, a lot of people thought that we could never make it. As a matter of fact, we never would have if it had not been for the incredible support we experienced from so many fantastic people. Everybody who contributed to monkey dope did so for free. For this we are truly grateful.
A huge thanks for everything to: Adrian Kelterborn, Alain Guillebeau, Alain Zahno, Azusa Nishimura, Bettina Bussey, Christoph Hebing, Daniel Ratthei, Danijela Lencel, David Carlsson (Gula Studion, Sweden), Dominic Stämpfli, Emma Ribbing, Eric Schaer, Espace culturel Biel, Fabian Bardelli, Fabienne Bartel, Fabienne Flückiger, Familie Bieri, Familie Flückiger, Familie Rutscho, Hanna Flückiger, Heidi Kugel, José Thomet, Khamlane Halsackda, Kristian Breitenbach, Laurence Zahno, Lex te Dorthorst, MYCD, Marcel Lappert, Marcel Leemann, Markus Feller, Michael Kläfiger, Oliver Dutton (Barking Record), Oliver Neubert (ABAKU), Olivia Schütt, Pablo Di Lione, Pablo Weber, Pascale Achermann, Peter Jaeger, Ramona Aegerter, Regina Daetwyler, Roseline Zahno, Samuel Kunz, Simon Lüdi, Stephan Heiniger (Voltafilm), Sybille Kunz, Theater Neumarkt, Tom Bernhard, Véronique Gollut
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