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Nov142011

Music video: DJ Shadow - "Scale It Back" ft. Little Dragon

DJ Shadow

There’s a second awesome and absurd music video by Ewan Jones Morris and Casey Raymond out today. The team that put together Los Campesinos’ “Hello Sadness” video also directed and produced an equally bizarre clip for California’s DJ Shadow. The track, “Scale It Back” is a dreamy, flute-filled one with impressive vocals from Little Dragon. The song comes from Shadow’s latest album, The Less You Know, the Better, which came out in September via Verve Records.

The clip starts out with the “memory man” explaining that he can memorize an entire deck of cards by telling a story in his head in which each pair of cards represents an image. Morris and Raymond’s video then turns into a four-minute long shot, which follows a bunch of people recreating the images. These images include giant snakes, Chun Li, a gargoyle, a pterodactyl, a monkey marionette, and a woman with a KISS star around her eye. It’s already a great song, but the video is truly incredible. Check it out below.