Hildegard von Blingin’

I don’t know when this happend. But apparently, Bardcore is a thing. If you search for bardcore or medieval cover on youtube, you find several artists convering modern songs in a medieval style.

To me, Hildegard von Blingin’ stands out in quality, execution, and discreet humor. Their name is a pun on Hildegard von Bingen.

Here are a few of their songs. Pumped up Kicks is currently my favorite one.

Brandt Brauer Frick – Masse

The music ensemble Brandt Brauer Frick combines electronic dance music with classical music. And the result is intriguing. This is a new video for the song Masse from their upcoming album Echo.

The video was filmed in the Zwentendorf Nuclear Power Plant in Austria which never went into service. The video concept is highly interesting. Each of the musicians was individually filmed in a different room resulting in ten videos for each single instrument. The band has put up an interactive website which allows you to switch between the instruments. I recommend to check this out.

Helge Schneider – Es gibt Reis

 

Helge Schneider is a famous German musician, multi-instrumentalist, comedian, author, and filmmaker. He’s most famous for his expressive improvisations both in music and comedy. His work is absurd, crude, and often pure nonsense.

This is the video for Es gibt Reis (with English subtitles) which is one of my favorite songs of Helge. It was released back in 1993 and it’s about inviting a girl for dinner. What’s for dinner? “It’s rice, baby. Baby, baby, it’s rice. Wild girl, shake your hair for me…”.