In Roy Kafri’s innovative music video for “Mayokero,” we discover what your album covers do when nobody’s looking: They form an all-star beatboxing posse. The video seamlessly animates classic covers like the Beatles‘ Revolver, David Bowie‘s Aladdin Sane and Bob Dylan‘s Nashville Skyline and Highway 61 Revisited to give the appearance that they’re collectively singing the Kafri track (via A.V. Club).
Israeli director Vania Heymann created the “Mayokero” video, and this isn’t the first time the young filmmaker has drawn raves for his creative use of the medium. Last year, Heymann unveiled his interactive music video for Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone,” which allowed viewers to literally flip channels during the duration of the song. On one channel, comedian Marc Maron was lip-synching, while another was fashioned after a nightly news program. Even the set of The Price Is Right got involved in the video, which had Rolling Stone applauding Heymann for turning a song from 1965 into one of the best music videos of 2013.
“Mayokero” is also reminiscent of this hilarious, ultraviolent Battle of the Album Covers video from 2007. (Both videos make notable use of the cover of Lionel Richie’s self-titled album.)
As the Kafri video works backwards in time, we find out that all the record sleeves are strewn all over the street because their original owner put them curbside after throwing down $350 for a Sony Mini-Disc player. The moral of the music video might be digital music is killing album art or maybe to hold onto your old vinyl, but either way the visuals are incredible.