Jim James’ New Video For “State Of The Art (A.E.I.O.U.)

By on October 22, 2013

Opening Jim James’ first solo album Regions of Light and Sound of God with soulfully dynamic space-funk, “State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.)” illustrates that technology blurs mankind’s relationship to reality as touchstones from old-school R&B or island folk or hip-hop flicker into focus and then disappear throughout the track.

Many elements are just as transient in the songs’ new video where a mysterious, technological stranger with a TV for a head wanders The City and interacts with its inhabitants. Watch it courtesy of Billboard HERE.

The video came to fruition via video project site Genero.tv, a platform for up-and-coming filmmakers. Staci DeGagne, Alexander Fletcher and Joe Barham of San Francisco-based Production Company Clean White Lines created the video.

A remix contest for the song also recently selected a winner, for which the prize was an inclusion on a just-released remix EP titled A.E.I.O.U.R.E.M.I.X.E.S. that features contributions from The Decemberists’ Chris Funk and Thom Green of Alt-J. You can listen to it via Spotify HERE.

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Author: DaveHHM

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