Annie (lordindra) wrote in thequestionclub,

What is you favorite music video?

For me, "Wir Sind Wir" by Paul Van Dyk and Peter Heppner. Yes, a fluffy epic trance DJ and producer* collaborating with an EBM vocalist and songwriter. The track is about unity in general, and the reunification of Germany specifically. The great thing about the video is it actually fits the subject matter very well, covering the end of WWII, the division into two countries, and closing on the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany. Another brilliant touch was Paul Van Dyk sitting in a bar, sneaking a listen on his booths radio- an echo of his days as a teen tuning into West Berlin radio stations to hear western music(he lived in East Berlin). Even before I ran to googles translation tool to get the english lyrics, the inflections and tone of voice came across, clearly giving the deep emotional meaning behind the song, so don't worry if you can't understand German. You can really tell from Heppners singing and Van Dyk's quiet presence and compositional work how much the song, and especially the ideas and feelings behind it, mean to the both of them.

*- for those who don't know, in the electronic music world producer and composer are used interchangeably, it is fairly rare for the producer and composer on a given track to be different people, unlike other genres.
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