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  • Member: Alexandr_{AYES}_Boukharov
  • Title: Throwback
  • Premiered: 2007-03-14
  • Categories:
    • Action
    • Drama
    • Other
    • Serious
  • Song:
    • Instruction For Survival Motherland-death
  • Anime:
  • Comments: 0. Summary
    An angel of death, a valkyrie, punishing people and planets. Penetrating deep into a cozy corner of deep-held hatred, pulling on high-strung nerves, as though the strings of church bells. But in heaven there is a tiny house. How does it feel to, in every dream, see yourself as a child that carelessly walks in a garden? A garden that she has to carry through the bullets, gathering enough shamelessness and evil, that even while killing, keep it inside the heart... And, meanwhile, the worlds on the edge of consciousness and reality, of human senses of being, splash beneath a divine beginning of that which so long ago forced the first human to put out his neighbour's eye...

    1. About the video
    I wanted to remaster this video, but decided not to... Because it was conceived as very simple and, at the same time, painfully sick ;-) Well, really, the video was created very quickly and I still haven't figured out what to think of it. In any case, it's a "light" job, so you may rant against it all you like :-) It participated in the AMV contest "Stella" (Samara, Russia). Samara is a Russian city, where there's enough local AMV editors to even have a contest... So, it participated, and even took one of the top spots, beating several more "traditional" videos.

    2. About the music
    The song might seem a little too original :-) And so it is. You could call it "christian rock". Its author - a certain Roman Neumoev, is a very unusual personality. He's famed for beautiful poetry, while his performances are certainly "not for everyone". At a young age, he seriously injured his leg, due which he could not interact with his peers and became absorbed in thoughts about higher forces and the spiritual purpose of humans. Neither his songs, nor this AMV could be considered "entertaining", I think. Hopefully you will also understand it as an opportunity to sense something greater... This is an archive recording from 1991, when Soviet poet-songwriters recorded everything on their own, as opportunities came. One of Neumoev's charismatic friends managed to get Neumoev an opportunity to record at a "major" club, which he took. Either way, Neumoev has released but a few albums, so we should value what's there...

    3. Concept
    I tried to show a story of a certain entity ("Motoko" from Ghost in the Shell) from a parallel world, a world beyond the grave. She serves higher powers (idol at 0:02) and works in our world, taking away souls. At first she has to take the life of a girl (0:06 and beyond she observes her future victim), which is what the first part of the video is about. She comes to our world (0:11-0:15 - passing through portals), where she ambushes her in a room. After her victim undresses (it's likely that one of her identifying features, something like a mole, can only be seen on the named body), she shoots and destroys all traces with explosives (0:29). Back in her own world, in bed, the protagonist can't fall asleep - she sees images of happy childhood life and beautiful landscapes. Here, the contrast between her real life and her dreams can be seen. From 1:00 the second part of the video, about war, begins. We see the protagonist in a military camp - it seems she was sent there to take away souls from battles. Further are images of destruction that she observes. From 1:20 - the next dream, which is more erratic. The images of happy children are overlaid over those showing her own unrest. From 1:41 - frightening places and worlds. It is as though she is swimming through this horrible life. After further images of "war" comes the conclusion. At 2:01 a bullet hits her. The final fade takes away both the harsh reality and the dreams of beautiful gardens and happy childhoods...

    Song (translated by Otohiko)
    Who is quicker - is right
    Who is darker - is alive
    Who survives - is lord
    Is that how it should be, how we will live?

    Useless, like loving and not hurting
    Hopeless, like trying not to commit evil
    Remembering yourself slowly in a dream
    Awakening in memories...

    Death - lots of room for those, who die
    Death - lots of room for those, who live
    This is a place where those who wander meet
    Barefoot through the diamond rye
    This is motherland-death
    Motherland-death

    What is not of death - lies

    Who will not know - will live
    Who will know - knife in the back
    Is that how it should be, how we will live?

    Useless, like loving and not hurting
    Hopeless, like trying not to commit evil
    Remembering yourself slowly in a dream
    Awakening in memories...

    Death - lots of room for those, who die
    Death - lots of room for those, who live
    This is a place for those who wandered barefoot in the diamond rye
    This is a place for those who wandered barefoot in the diamond rye
    This is motherland-death
    Motherland-death
    Death

    srt subs: http://animatsuri.org/ftp/AMV_-_Sergeewitch_-_Throwback.srt

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