STYLE: Dance/Electronic RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 13412-DVD174 LABEL: Sarepta SARDV110 FORMAT: DVD Music video ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2006-02-28 RRP: £4.99
Reviewed by Sarah Lawrence
MIC's first DVD is very impressive. It contains videos for songs from two of their albums; 'Explode' and 'Re: Invented'. The visual affects are stunning; though occasionally they do over do it. The video for "Superstar" shows the band on tour and often the same image is shown in three different places and sizes on the screen, which makes it a stimulating viewing experience. "Freaks" also reflects the band's dynamism. The video jumps with the beat and the energetic dancing emphasises the vibrancy of the song. Yet this DVD does not just contain funky floor fillers, it also contains heart felt pop ballads. "Forgive Me" is one such powerful video. The lyrics by themselves are moving, yet the video is all the more potent for being set in a peaceful environment and for having the lyrics of the chorus rotate on the screen with the most effective moment being when the words "forgive me" scroll onto the screen, over and over again. Powerful stuff. The documentaries are both informative and humorous, as the band members reveal to the viewer the heart and vision of MIC's work. Also, the photo galleries are easy to navigate and set to remixes of MIC's songs. Overall this is an inventive look at the MIC ministry.
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MIC was founded in Hillcrest, Natal, South Africa by Steve Rothquel. Steve started his band in 1989 as a schoolboy dream… little did he know that his band would go on to play in front of audiences of 55,000 people in Holland and become one of South Africa's top 'Pop Sensations'!
MIC is Steve Rothquel, Peter Stainbank, Marlon van Whye and Theran Knighton-Fitt. Each member of the band MIC contributes in various ways, from song writing to stage clothes designing and, as a whole, they make up the dynamic sound of MIC.
MIC, South Africa's ground breaking award-winning band are at it once again with this jam-packed DVD package. For more than ten years MIC have placed a huge emphasis on commiting their songs to the world of video. With the release of RE:Invention, the time was right for the arrival of their first DVD! Included is a fantastic look at MIC on the road, behind the scenes footage and interviews with each of the guys, as well as loads of extras & bonus videos.