Gotye released Making Mirrors in 2011. In early 2012, the single Somebody That I Used To Know exploded onto the international music charts. It has since had staggering amounts of cover versions and remixes.
So much so that Gotye, experimental sound dude that he is, couldn’t resist mashing up other people’s covers of his song.
I suggest you click on the little ‘youtube’ tab in the bottom corner of the embedded player, where you can read his own description of the motivation of the work. I like it; it’s very much in the vein of his work like State of the Art.
And while we’re in the realm of pretentious, here’s an obscenely talented rollerblader dancing past onlookers in Paris. Click for bigger size.