History UncannyValley / Music

27th Aug '16 1:24:20 PM theek01
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* The song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiKj0Z_Xnjc Papaoutai]] (a phonetic rendering of "Papa, où t'es?" or "Daddy, where are you?" in French) by Rwandan/Belgian singer Stromae is based on his real-life experience of having lost his father in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, [[LyricalDissonance although it is obscured by a catchy EDM beat]]. In the video, a young boy representing Stromae runs around his neighborhood looking for his father, but all he finds is a StepfordSmiler DemonicDummy. That's creepy enough, but it becomes even creepier when one realizes that the "dummy" is ''actually Stromae himself'' wearing makeup that makes him look eerily like an [[Series/DoctorWho Auton]]. Hard to tell whether this is more NightmareFuel or TearJerker.
** Taken Main/UpToEleven in this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3p43-Pxd6k video.]]

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* The Rwandan/Belgian singer Music/{{Stromae}}'s song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiKj0Z_Xnjc Papaoutai]] (a phonetic rendering of "Papa, où t'es?" or "Daddy, where are you?" in French) by Rwandan/Belgian singer Stromae is based on his real-life experience of having lost his father in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, [[LyricalDissonance although it is obscured by a catchy EDM beat]]. In the video, a young boy representing Stromae runs around his neighborhood looking for his father, but all he finds is a StepfordSmiler DemonicDummy. That's creepy enough, but it becomes even creepier when one realizes that the "dummy" is ''actually Stromae himself'' wearing makeup that makes him look eerily like an [[Series/DoctorWho Auton]]. Hard to tell whether this is more NightmareFuel or TearJerker.
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TearJerker. Taken Main/UpToEleven in this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3p43-Pxd6k video.]]live performance.]]
** His music video for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aJw4chksqM "Quand c'est?"]] has him dancing in a very creepy, almost inhuman manner, and seen only in silhouette. There are even a few very brief and easy-to-miss moments when he has an extra arm or leg, which only makes it that much creepier.
16th Aug '16 7:25:54 PM TheAndyman14
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** ESPECIALLY "Music/BadRomance" and "Alejandro", in which she uses computer effects to enlarge and shrink her eyes. It's really unsettling to see her with [[http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/2/4/9/36249.jpg these huge bug eyes]] in one video, and these squinted tiny ones in another.

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** ESPECIALLY "Music/BadRomance" and "Alejandro", in which she uses computer effects to enlarge and shrink her eyes. It's really unsettling to see her with [[http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/2/4/9/36249.jpg these huge bug eyes]] in one video, and [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/2d/bd/0c/2dbd0c1cc1e5cc0a6e71d5d3e41e80d3.jpg these squinted tiny ones ones]] in another.
5th Jul '16 8:45:26 PM Aiguille
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* The fully-{{Inten|dedAudienceReaction}}tional look for the music video of "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKk1u5RMTn4 Carnival of Rust]]" by Music/PoetsOfTheFall, revolving around a CircusOfFear carnival and its surreal, menacing denizens.

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* The fully-{{Inten|dedAudienceReaction}}tional look for the music video of "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKk1u5RMTn4 "[[https://youtu.be/MKk1u5RMTn4?list=PLjACqN5i5sDWIIpg-5EB4WcitMMqnXhFP Carnival of Rust]]" by Music/PoetsOfTheFall, revolving around a CircusOfFear carnival and its surreal, menacing denizens.
23rd Jun '16 2:59:40 AM gewunomox
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* The robots in HerbieHancock's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pERrVMbsCfg "Rockit" video]].

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* The robots in HerbieHancock's Music/HerbieHancock's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pERrVMbsCfg "Rockit" video]].
22nd May '16 4:06:38 AM CassandraLeo
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* Music/{{Mastodon}}'s instrumental "Pendulous Skin" is a strange musical example. A causal listener would assume that the song features Troy Sanders and Brent Hinds {{scatting}} over the song's instrumental backing. However, the "vocal" sounds are apparently entirely synthesized, and there are no vocals on the song. The resulting product sounds uncannily like vocals, but a listener will strain to understand what is being said - because, of course, nothing is being said.

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* Music/{{Mastodon}}'s instrumental "Pendulous Skin" is a strange musical example. A causal listener would assume that the song features Troy Sanders and Brent Hinds {{scatting}} over the song's instrumental backing. However, the "vocal" sounds are apparently entirely synthesized, and there are no vocals on the song. The resulting product sounds uncannily like vocals, but a listener will strain to understand what is being said - because, of course, nothing is being said. "Bladecatcher", another instrumental with synthesized effects that sound like vocals, also gets this to some extent, although the "vocal" sounds are much stranger on this one, more resembling the work of a band like Music/MeltBanana.
22nd May '16 3:56:33 AM CassandraLeo
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* Music/{{Mastodon}}'s instrumental "Pendulous Skin" is a strange musical example. A causal listener would assume that the song features Troy Sanders and Brent Hinds {{scatting}} over the song's instrumental backing. However, the "vocal" sounds are apparently entirely synthesized, and there are no vocals on the song. The resulting product sounds uncannily like vocals, but a listener will strain to understand what is being said - because, of course, nothing is being said.
21st May '16 10:40:54 PM Aiguille
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* The (fully-{{Inten|dedAudienceReaction}}tional look for the music video of "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKk1u5RMTn4 Carnival of Rust]]" by Music/PoetsOfTheFall, revolving around a CircusOfFear carnival and its surreal, menacing denizens.

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* The (fully-{{Inten|dedAudienceReaction}}tional fully-{{Inten|dedAudienceReaction}}tional look for the music video of "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKk1u5RMTn4 Carnival of Rust]]" by Music/PoetsOfTheFall, revolving around a CircusOfFear carnival and its surreal, menacing denizens.
21st May '16 10:40:26 PM Aiguille
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* The music video of the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKk1u5RMTn4 Carnival of Rust]] by Music/PoetsOfTheFall.

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* The (fully-{{Inten|dedAudienceReaction}}tional look for the music video of the [[http://www."[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKk1u5RMTn4 Carnival of Rust]] Rust]]" by Music/PoetsOfTheFall.Music/PoetsOfTheFall, revolving around a CircusOfFear carnival and its surreal, menacing denizens.
10th May '16 1:23:41 PM Kid
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* David Guetta's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVw7eJ0vGfM Turn Me On]]". It contains the trifecta of UncannyValley nightmares, including half formed, yet still animated, robots, (a la [[Film/AIArtificialIntelligence AI]]) a terrifying amount of ConspicuousCGI, and truly abominable [[UncannyValleyMakeup doll-faced humans]]. Most likely one of the most terrifying music videos in existence.

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* David Guetta's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVw7eJ0vGfM Turn Me On]]". It contains the trifecta of UncannyValley nightmares, including half formed, yet still animated, robots, robots (a la [[Film/AIArtificialIntelligence AI]]) AI]]), a terrifying amount of ConspicuousCGI, and truly abominable [[UncannyValleyMakeup doll-faced humans]]. Most likely one of the most terrifying music videos in existence.
22nd Jan '16 5:42:07 PM Adept
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** ESPECIALLY "BadRomance" and "Alejandro", in which she uses computer effects to enlarge and shrink her eyes. It's really unsettling to see her with [[http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/2/4/9/36249.jpg these huge bug eyes]] in one video, and these squinted tiny ones in another.

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** ESPECIALLY "BadRomance" "Music/BadRomance" and "Alejandro", in which she uses computer effects to enlarge and shrink her eyes. It's really unsettling to see her with [[http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/2/4/9/36249.jpg these huge bug eyes]] in one video, and these squinted tiny ones in another.
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