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Lumerians – Smokie and L’dy Cronus (video)

In the days and nights of futures passed all of our love and procreation will look and sound just like this. By taking their song ‘Smokies Tangle’ and letting Net Artist and fellow American Geoffrey Lillemon loose on its visual representation, those Californian starship troopers Lumerians are here to let us all see and hear how this will be achieved.

Set in some strange, post-apocalyptic land, Smoke and L’Dy Cronus is a short animated film written and directed by Lillemon. It relates a grotesque yet fascinating phantasmagorical tale in which the eponymous heroine L’dy Cronus shifts from an initial state of sexual longing to one of revulsion and ultimate revenge.  Dealing with issues of desire, patricide and the most literal concept of you are what you eat, the film reflects a distorted moral sense whereby right and wrong become the most uneasy of bedfellows.

Accompanying this parable for future generations is ‘Smokies Tangle’, taken from Lumerians’ second album High Frontier. If you cut it, it would surely bleed four parts Can’s Cannibalism to one of exotica; a spaced-out existentialist groove retrieved from just the other side of the cosmos, it floats over the film’s bizarre images with an equally disturbing hypnotic quality as vision and sound coalesce into one.

Rating: ★★★★☆

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