Alexander Brown | The Wilhelm Scream video for James Blake

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Dammmmmmn. On the same day I realized James Blake had sampled Aaliyah, my flat mate showed me the video for The Wilhelm Scream, directed by Alexander Brown.

This video effortlessly mirrors the artwork for the album (created by Alex as well) and continues the tone of voice throughout Blake’s work perfectly. If you break it down into its most basic language, what Alex has achieved is a four minute and thirty seven second film of a man in an empty room singing a very slow song and made it look absolutely slick.

Blake has stripped back his sound to its rawest form, with the odd essential kick and snare. Alex has responded with a similarly simple yet powerful visual that reinforces what the music was communicating.

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