Barnaby Roper releases his first music video under the Black Dog banner with the premiere of David Bowie’s “Love is Lost.” The track is an epic 10-minute remix by LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy from the expanded three-disc edition of Bowie’s comeback album, The Next Day.
After unleashing his self-directed 4-minute clip on Halloween, David Bowie premieres Barnaby’s official music video today on VICE; a visual epic that hypnotizes you for the entire 10-minute track. Opening with the kaleidoscopic image of disembodied clapping hands, graphic lines and geometric shapes oscillate into arrangements that nearly resemble constellations, suitably tracked to the song’s cosmic-disco beat. At the video’s halfway mark, the glitchy pixels reveal the first dose of realism with the close-up of a human eye, and then another. The Seeing Eye-esque graphics begin to assemble something halfway-human; slowly revealing the 3-D composites of limbs, detailed faces, and finally, the form of a nude couple holding one another in an intimate embrace. Set to the track’s synth-driven repetition, Barnaby mesmerizes the viewer with a dose of his signature directing style.