Stanley Kubricks 2001: A Space Odyssey has won the first place in a list of the 50 greatest psychedelic videos of all time. The last half hour of the movie is what earned it its top slot. It's an intense visual experience that people would drop acid to watch in theaters, and be led through "inner hallucinatory terrains all the way to the cosmic embryo of humanity."
The top 10 includes two videos from the infamous Beatles Yellow Submarine video, the famous ayahuasca trip scene from French spaghetti western Bluberry, as well as a Louis Vitton commercial by Japanese pop artist Takashi Murakami that combines psychedelia and consumerism, and a music video by after-effects artist Cyriak, a popular YouTuber known for his disturbingly entertaining short videos.
The list of 50 greatest psychedelic videos was published by the Daily Psychedelic Video, a website dedicated to exploring psychotropic aesthetics and making them easily accessible to psychonauts for its two year anniversary.
Founded in April 2010, the DPV features daily posts of psychedelic videos curated by a team of 6 psychedelic video aficionados. With a database of 700 categorized videos encompassing dozens of hours of the entheogenic experience, it is the largest psychedelic video bank in history.
The list, which was published on the 26th of April 2012, is apparently the first list of top psychedelic video to ever be published. The reason for this is obvious when one ponders the senselessness of creating such a list before the arrival of YouTube and other video sharing sites.
Elected by the editors of the DPV from a list of around 650 videos, the top 50 videos feature videos by established artists such as MGMT, Chemical Brothers and OK GO alongside user uploaded content by independent psychedelic media artists, works by the pioneers of psychedelic videos, and more esoteric materials such as 1970s Russian psychedelic videos and 1980s Hungarian psychedelia.
To watch the list, please visit the links:
The Greatest 50 Psychedelic Videos No. 50-26: http://dailypsychedelicvideo.com/2012/04/25/the-greatest-50-psychedelic-videos-no-50-26
The Greatest 50 Psychedelic Videos No. 25-1: http://dailypsychedelicvideo.com/2012/04/26/the-top-25-psychedelic-videos-of-all-time
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