MOOF Magazine are delighted to premiere the brand new music video for “Berliner Grotesk”, from Berlin based psychedelic singer-songwriter Anton Barbeau’s latest album, out today and available to order here.
On the making of the music video, Barbeau states:
The video for “Berliner Grotesk” came together suddenly, after months of vague planning! We’d intended to shoot more of it in Berlin, but in the end, a farm in California became our cabaret. And while we used the film Cabaret as main inspiration, we may have made a new Split Enz video.
I started my life as a performer first as a magician, then as an actor. I was a decent Jesus, but all subsequent roles were a let-down and my heart filled with music as I left the stage for good. Here it is, more than a few years on and suddenly, with a painted face, I’ve gone all “drama” again. It was a trip to discover how make-up encourages the face to say more than a lyric sheet allows.
The friends who joined us on film all fell naturally into their roles with zero rehearsal and minimal instruction. Everybody brought their own dress-up kits, and Alison brought Louie the Poodle as well. That’s my dad reading the newspaper, first time he’s been in an Ant video. Pretty sure the entirety of our budget was spent on the red tablecloths that became our “velvet curtains.” Otherwise, this is as hausgemachte as we get. We had nothing but fun making this, and we hope you dig it too.
Get lost in the strange and magical “pre-apocalyptic psychedelic pop” world of Anton Barbeau and watch the video here:
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