History UncannyValley / Music

16th Dec '17 4:38:03 PM TheJayman49
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* The cover of South African rap duo Music/DieAntwoord 's ''Ten$ion'' album features Yolandi Visser done up like some black-eyed, cannibalistic angel.

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* The cover of South African rap duo Music/DieAntwoord 's ''Ten$ion'' album features Yolandi Visser done up like some [[https://img.discogs.com/5v1aEr5yscPFRrFIO6HS0NStyMU=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-4154947-1357131663-7849.jpeg.jpg black-eyed, cannibalistic angel.angel]].



* Robo{{Music/LouReed}} in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiyX70ZqsVQ "No Money Down"]]. [[spoiler: Pulling off the flesh ''almost'' reduces the effect.]]

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* Robo{{Music/LouReed}} The animatronic Music/LouReed in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiyX70ZqsVQ "No Money Down"]]. [[spoiler: Pulling off the rubber flesh ''almost'' reduces the effect.]]effect]].
6th Oct '17 4:15:10 PM TheJayman49
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* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eglu23iGsU0 Spacer Woman]]" by Charlie features [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/ILuhqnzs_Bk/maxresdefault.jpg blue, fish-like humanoid aliens with semi-realistic faces, large foreheads, and giant red bulbous eyes]]. The overall [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs weird imagery]] of the video doesn't really detract from the creepiness much.
19th Aug '17 11:42:37 AM TheJayman49
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[[quoteright:350:[[Music/{{Kraftwerk}} http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/we_are_the_robots.png]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"We are the Robots."'']]



** Case in point: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXa9tXcMhXQ "The Robots"]]. German version [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHEoMpMvz7A here]].
** It's actually pretty impressive with their ability to stand that still during a performance.

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** Case in point: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXa9tXcMhXQ "The Robots"]].Robots"]] (which provides the page image by the way). German version [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHEoMpMvz7A here]].
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here]]. It's actually pretty impressive with their ability to stand that ''that'' still during a performance.
28th May '17 2:14:09 PM nombretomado
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* Just about any {{Vocaloid}} song that doesn't have to do with happiness and ice cream involves a mix of this trope with MindScrew (see ''Wide Knowledge of Late, Madness''; ''Alice Human Sacrifice''; and ''Dark Woods Circus'' for more details).

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* Just about any {{Vocaloid}} Music/{{Vocaloid}} song that doesn't have to do with happiness and ice cream involves a mix of this trope with MindScrew (see ''Wide Knowledge of Late, Madness''; ''Alice Human Sacrifice''; and ''Dark Woods Circus'' for more details).



** {{Vocaloid}} songs in general, regardless of the content, are ''just'' robotic and twangy enough to fall into the Uncanny Valley. For some songs, the voice sounds perfectly human (or close enough to be out of the valley), but then there is just that one note where the creator didn't ''quite'' tune the voice right...

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** {{Vocaloid}} Music/{{Vocaloid}} songs in general, regardless of the content, are ''just'' robotic and twangy enough to fall into the Uncanny Valley. For some songs, the voice sounds perfectly human (or close enough to be out of the valley), but then there is just that one note where the creator didn't ''quite'' tune the voice right...
23rd Feb '17 5:35:23 PM gewunomox
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVV4h38wnMI This video]] from TheWiggles. Those puppets are incredibly unsettling, especially with those dead, crystalline eyes.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVV4h38wnMI This video]] from TheWiggles.Music/TheWiggles. Those puppets are incredibly unsettling, especially with those dead, crystalline eyes.
31st Jan '17 10:25:42 PM heartauthor
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* The remixed version of Mike Posner's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foE1mO2yM04 I Took a Pill in Ibiza]]". At the beginning of the video, Posner takes the titular pill, and the ensuing trip causes his head to appear as a giant, [[ThousandYardStare dead-eyed]], papier-mache head. However, this could be seen as a {{Justified Trope}}, as the song itself is about how Posner is desperately trying to appear cool, but whatever fame he has/had is just making him feel empty inside.
15th Oct '16 9:22:53 PM stuffedninja
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* The ending of the video of LFO's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3og0oFiDO3U "Freak"]], which is the [[NightmareFuel scariest]] part of an already very off video. After we see a group of little Asian girls dancing erratically to the song, another girl shows up and gets in a fight over a teddy bear that ends with that girl being thrown to the ground. The video ends with her sitting up, revealing a [[NightmareFace face]] that looks ''just'' CGI enough to perfectly encompass this trope, and [[SlasherSmile smiling directly at the camera]].
21st Sep '16 9:03:25 AM wolverinedoctorwho
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* The masked children in Pink Floyd's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YR5ApYxkU-U Another Brick in the Wall]]" who get grinded into pink goo. You almost feel relieved when they rip off the masks towards the end of the video.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVV4h38wnMI This video]] from TheWiggles. Those puppets are incredibly unsettling, specially with those dead, crystalline eyes.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVV4h38wnMI This video]] from TheWiggles. Those puppets are incredibly unsettling, specially especially with those dead, crystalline eyes.
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.
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