Rare Jarvis Cocker-directed music videos revisited as part 'BUG: Warp Records' special

Warp Films 10th anniversary showcase, presented by Adam Buxton, also revisits classic works by Aphex Twin & Chris Cunningham

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Warp Films celebrated its 10th anniversary on Friday (April 12) with a special edition of Adam Buxton's BUG video showcase at the BFI Southbank.

The showcase featured rare early music videos by a young Jarvis Cocker, including 'LFO' by LFO and Aphex Twin's 'On', which were produced between 1990 to 1993 in the years directly before Pulp's own meteoric rise to fame.

Charting the progression of Warp's sonic and visual output, comedian Adam Buxton guided the audience through from the harsh avant-garde extremities of electronic IDM that made Warp famous, including Chris Cunningham's harrowing videos for Autechre's 'Second Bad Vilbel' and Aphex Twin's 'Come To Daddy', to the works of the band Broadcast, the label's first non-electronic signing.

Other artists re-visited and discussed on the evening included Flying Lotus, Battles, Boards Of Canada and Clark. Between videos, Buxton contextualised their reception by presenting the audience with selections of real-life YouTube comments from the respective videos, brought to life in his own comic style.

'BUG: The Evolution Of Music Video' was launched in April 2007 as an ongoing series of bi-monthly events at the BFI Southbank in London – the home of British cinema – celebrating global creativity in music video. Adam Buxton is a comedian, writer, director and music video fanatic most famous for co-hosting The Adam & Joe Show between 1996 and 2001.

The 'BUG: Warp Records Special' running order was:

LFO – 'LFO'
Director: Jarvis Cocker
UK 1990

Aphex Twin – 'On'
Director: Jarvis Cocker
UK 1993

Autechre – 'Second Bad Vilbel'
Director: Chris Cunningham
UK 1995

Aphex Twin – 'Come To Daddy' (Director's Cut)'
Director: Chris Cunningham
UK 1997

Boards Of Canada – 'Dayvan Cowboy'
Director: Melissa Olson
Canada/UK 2006

Battles – 'Atlas'
Director: Timothy Saccenti
US/UK 2007

Flying Lotus – 'Putty Boy Strut'
Director: Cyriak
UK/US 2012

Broadcast – 'Papercuts'
Director: Babak
UK 2000

Broadcast & The Focus Group – 'I See, So I See So'
Director: Julian House
UK 2009

Berberian Sound Studio
Director: Peter Strickland
UK 2012

Clark – 'Ted'
Director: Peter Strickland
US/UK 2007

Flying Lotus – 'Until The Quiet Comes'
Director: Kahlil Joseph
US/UK 2012

Grizzly Bear – 'Knife'
Director: Encyclopedia Pictura
US/UK 2007

Aphex Twin – 'Windowlicker' (Director's Cut)
Director: Chris Cunningham
UK 1999

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