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TEXTUAL ANALYSIS OF MUSIC VIDEOS

FEATURES OBSERVATIONS EXAMPLES


GENRE
CHARACTERISTICS



THE MUSIC GENRE OF THIS
VIDEO IS
ELECTRONIC/DANCE
THEREFORE YOU COULD
EXPECT LIGHTS/PARTIES
ETC.
IN THE VIDEO THERE IS ONE SHOT OF
THE PROTAGONIST WALKING PAST A
GRAPHITISED WALL AND AREA WHICH
SHOWS THE URBAN SIDE OF THE MUSIC
GENRE. THE WAREHOUSES ARE ALSO A
CHARACTERISTIC OF ELECTRONIC
MUSIC BECAUSE THAT IS WHERE THE
FIRST DJS PLAYED THEIR EARLY SETS.
RELATIONSHIP
BETWEEN LYRICS
AND VISUALS?


THERE IS NO EVIDENT
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN
THE LYRICS AND VISUALS.
1. WHITE NOISE MEANS NOISE
CONTAINING MANY FREQUENCIES AND
THE VISUALS DONT SHOW ANYTHING
TO DO WITH THE LYRICS.

RELATIONSHIP
BETWEEN MUSIC AND
VISUALS?


THERE IS A LINK BETWEEN
THE MUSIC AND VISUALS AS
SOME SHOTS ARE SYNCHED
WITH THE MUSIC AND THE
DANCING ALSO SHOWS A
RELATIONSHIP.
THERE IS NO NARRATIVE THAT LINKS
TO THE LYRICS HOWEVER THE FACT
THAT HE IS DANCING IN TIME WITH THE
BEAT DOES LINK THE VISUALS TO THE
MUSIC.
ARE THERE CLOSE-
UPS OF THE ARTIST
AND STAR IMAGE
MOTIFS?
THE ARTISTS ARENT
FEATURED IN THE VIDEO
HOWEVER THEIR STAR
MOTIF IS USED.
DISCLOSURE HAVE A STAR MOTIF THAT
THEY HAVE USED SINCE THEY
RELEASED LATCH IN 2013. IT
FEATURES IN ALL THEIR VIDEOS
CREATING A BRAND AND A
RECOGNITION OF THE TWO DJS.
IS THERE REFERENCE
TO THE NOTION OF
LOOKING?

THERE IS ONE USE OF THE
NOTION OF LOOKING AT
1MIN35SEC.
THIS IS WHEN THE MAN BEGINS TO
DANCE; HE LOOKS AT THE CAMERA
BREAKING THE FOURTH WALL. THIS
HELPS THE LOOSE NARRATIVE BECAUSE
WE FEEL AS THIS MAN IS NO LONGER
LONELY.
ARE THERE
INTERTEXTUAL
REFERENCES?


THE STAR MOTIF SHOWS A
REFERENCE WITHIN THIS
TEXT TO THEIR OTHER
RECORDS AND BRAND.
LATCH DISCLOSURE
F FOR YOU
BOTH VIDEOS INCLUDE THE REFERENCE
TO DISCLOSURES STAR MOTIF,
MEANING THAT THEY LINK TOGETHER.
IS THE VIDEO
CATEGORY
ILLUSTRATION,
DISJUNCTURE OR
AMPLIFICATION?
HOW MUCH OF
EACH?
THE VIDEO IS IN THE
DISJUNCTURE CATEGORY
BECAUSE THERE IS NO
NARRATIVE OR RELATION
TO THE LYRICS. THERE IS
SOME AMPLIFICATION.
WE SEE THE AMPLIFICATION THROUGH
THE PERFORMANCE ASPECT OF THE
VIDEO AND THE FACT THAT THE
PROTAGONIST PERFORMS
THROUGHOUT. MOSTLY IT IS IN THE
DISJUNCTURE CATEGORY BECAUSE
THERE IS NO LINK TO THE LYRICS.
NAME OF TRACK: WHITE NOISE

ARTIST: DISCLOSURE FT. ALUNAGEORGE










TASK 3
TEXTUAL ANALYSIS OF MUSIC VIDEOS


FEATURES OBSERVATIONS EXAMPLES
GENRE
CHARACTERISTICS



THE GENRE IS AGAIN
ELECTRONIC AND HAS A
LOT OF CONNOTATIONS
WITH THE GENRE.
THE BEGINNING TAKES PLACE IN WHAT
LOOKS LIKE A CLUB THEREFORE THERE ARE
LIGHTS, DANCING AND MUSIC. THEN THE
MAIN WOMAN DANCES AND GOES TO A
DIFFERENT PLACE. IN THE END SHE RETURNS
TO THE CLUB AND IS MADE TO SEEM AS
THOUGH SHE IS HIGH/ON DRUGS WHICH IS
ALSO A CONNOTATION OF ELECTRONIC
ATMOSPHERES.
RELATIONSHIP
BETWEEN LYRICS
AND VISUALS?


THERE IS NO
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN
THE LYRICS BECAUSE ALL
THAT HAPPENS IS A DANCE
ROUTINE WHICH SHOWS NO
RELATIONSHIP.

RELATIONSHIP
BETWEEN MUSIC AND
VISUALS?


THERE IS A RELATIONSHIP
BETWEEN THE MUSIC AND
VISUALS DUE TO THE BEAT
AND DANCE.
THE CHOREOGRAPHY HAS CLEARLY
BEEN SET TO THIS SONG AND
THEREFORE THE VISUALS LINK TO THE
MUSIC.
ARE THERE CLOSE-
UPS OF THE ARTIST
AND STAR IMAGE
MOTIFS?
THE ARTIST IS NOT
FEATURED IN THE VIDEO
HOWEVER THE
PROTAGONIST HAS MANY
CLOSE UPS.
THE CLOSE UPS ALLOW THE WOMAN TO
SHOW MANY FACIAL EXPRESSIONS AND
THEREFORE INCLUDE THE AUDIENCE IN
THE VIDEO DUE TO THE LACK OF THE
FOURTH WALL.
IS THERE REFERENCE
TO THE NOTION OF
LOOKING?

THE CLOSE-UPS ALLOW
FOR MANY ACCOUNTS OF
NOTION LOOKING.

ARE THERE
INTERTEXTUAL
REFERENCES?


THERE ARENT ANY
APPARENT INTERTEXTUAL
REFERENCES WITHIN THIS
VIDEO.

IS THE VIDEO
CATEGORY
ILLUSTRATION,
DISJUNCTURE OR
AMPLIFICATION?
HOW MUCH OF EACH?
THE VIDEO SHOWS MOSTLY
A DISJUNCTIVE APPROACH
BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF
NARRATIVE AND
RELATIONS BETWEEN THE
LYRICS AND VISUALS
THERE IS ALSO AMPLIFICATION DUE
TO PERFORMANCE ASPECT OF THE
VIDEO AND THE CHOREOGRAPHY;
HOWEVER IT HAS AN ODD TWIST
WITHIN THE VIDEO WHICH SHOWS
MORE OF A RANDOM APPROACH TO
THE VIDEO.
NAME OF TRACK: EVERYTHING YOU NEVER HAD (WE HAD IT ALL)

ARTIST: BREACH FT. ANDREYA TRIANA


TASK 3
TEXTUAL ANALYSIS OF MUSIC VIDEOS
TEXTUAL ANALYSIS OF MUSIC VIDEOS



FEATURES OBSERVATIONS EXAMPLES
GENRE
CHARACTERISTICS



THE MUSIC GENRE IS
ELECTRONIC AND LIKE
MOST ELECTRONIC MUSIC
THERE ARE NO LYRICS.
THE VIDEO THEREFORE HAD ENDLESS
POSSIBILITIES BECAUSE NO
RELATIONSHIP WOULD HAVE TO BE
MADE BETWEEN LYRICS. THE MASKS
THAT ARE USED MAKE THE VIDEO
TRIPPY AND THEREFORE CAN LINK TO
THE STEREOTYPES THAT ELECTRONIC
MUSIC HAVE.
RELATIONSHIP
BETWEEN LYRICS
AND VISUALS?


NOT APPLICABLE BECAUSE
THERE ARE NO LYRICS.

RELATIONSHIP
BETWEEN MUSIC AND
VISUALS?


THERE IS A RELATIONSHIP
BECAUSE WHEN THE BUILD-
UP BEGINS THE MASKED
MEN RECRUIT NEW
MEMBERS.
ONCE THIS HAPPENS IN THE VIDEO
THEY BEGIN DANCING TO THE BEAT
WHICH LINKS THE VISUALS AND MUSIC.
ARE THERE CLOSE-
UPS OF THE ARTIST
AND STAR IMAGE
MOTIFS?
THE ARTIST ISNT SEEN IN
THE VIDEO HOWEVER
THERE IS A POSSIBLE
MOTIF.
THE MOTIF COULD BE THE USE OF
MASK BECAUSE IT CREATES A BRAND
AND AN IMAGE THAT IS RECOGNISABLE
TO THE ARTIST.
IS THERE REFERENCE
TO THE NOTION OF
LOOKING?

THERE IS HOWEVER THE
PEOPLE ARE WEARING
MASKS SO THERE ARE NO
FACIAL EXPRESSIONS.
IT DOES HOWEVER INCLUDE THE
AUDIENCE BECAUSE THEY MAY BE
SCARED OR WEARY OF THE MASKED
PEOPLE AND THE EFFECTS THAT THE
MASKS SEEM TO HAVE OVER THE
PEOPLE IN THE VIDEO.
ARE THERE
INTERTEXTUAL
REFERENCES?


NO APPARENT REFERENCES
ARE SEEN IN THE VIDEO.

IS THE VIDEO
CATEGORY
ILLUSTRATION,
DISJUNCTURE OR
AMPLIFICATION?
HOW MUCH OF EACH?
DISJUNCTURE IS APPARENT
DUE TO THE ECCENTRIC
APPROACH TO THE VIDEO.
THE UNUSUAL NARRATIVE HAS
NOTHING TO LINK TO DUE TO THE LACK
OF LYRICS THEREFORE IT COULD BE AN
ILLUSTRATION TO THE ARTIST AND THE
PEOPLE WHO PRODUCED THE MUSIC
BECAUSE THEY KNOW THE INTENTIONS
OF THE MUSIC, THE AUDIENCE DONT.
NAME OF TRACK: TOULOUSE

ARTIST: NICKY ROMERO