‘Bombay’ by El Guincho

Bombay by El Guincho

Bombay by El Guincho

Bombay by El Guincho

Bombay by El Guincho

Bobby posted the great new video to Ice Cream by Battles (here) and it reminded me of how great El Guincho’s video for Bombay was. Released about 8 months ago and directed by Nicolás Mendez, Bombay is probably best seen as a companion piece to Ice Cream as both video’s are produced by CANADA and share many visual similarities (chiefly: fast cuts and topless women).

Bombay is really a terrific track, with plenty of steel drum and tropical psychedelia and this video is definitely one of my favorite music videos ever. I had read at one point that the video was just an extended trailer for a film that Nicolás Mendez had been working on with El Guincho and there is even a website for it here, but that’s about all I know. Definitely check out the video, it so much fun and has so many great ideas crammed into it. A quick warning though, it does feature a fair few topless women, but if you’re like me then that shouldn’t be a problem at all. Enjoy.

Philip

7 Comments ‘Bombay’ by El Guincho

  1. keegan June 2, 2011 at 12:35 PM

    bombay was a great video indeed, HOWEVER, they ripped off imagery from several artists, including photographers, performance artists and painters, WITHOUT giving credit for inspiration etc… which is pretty lame. But, its a great video.

  2. Philip KennedyPhilip Kennedy June 2, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    No way, I didn’t notice any of that. I thought a lot of it had the look and feel of the photographs of Guy Bourdin but nothing specific. I think the whole thing looks a bit like somebody turned tumblr into a music video. Do you have any examples of who gets copied in the video? I’d love to know.

  3. Dan June 2, 2011 at 9:44 PM

    For example, when I first saw the video I immediately thought it had been done by Richard Kern especially with regard to the coloring and style of the imagery (and yeah – the nudity too)!

  4. Philip KennedyPhilip Kennedy June 3, 2011 at 1:32 AM

    oh yeah, totally see that Richard Kern influence now. Cheers Dan

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