7 March 2023
Artist: LANA DEL RABIES
Who: The dark electronic, genre-bridging solo project of Phoenix-based
musician, producer and multimedia artist Sam An. So far she released
3 albums with a fourth one coming up. Hallowed Is The Earth
TUTV: Humankind is in big trouble as we know it. Nothing is learned from the past
(wars, intolerance, nature and environmental destruction, and so on), and it looks like
too many people won’t change their devastating behavior in the future.
Hallowed Is The Earth is a “sonic elegy lamenting the wounded world.”
A sort of electronic, mournful procession moving toward oblivion. A slo-mo synth-injected funeral march that wouldn’t be out of place on a Xiu Xiu album and also echoes the sound-exploring quest of trip-hop legend Tricky. I’m sure David Lynch would be a fan too. By the way, am I the only one who thinks that Del Rabies eyes have that femme fatale glance of Betty Davis? Fascinating!
Lana Del Rabies, artist Louise Saafi and cinematographer M. Dean Bridges created a video
of rapid-eye-movement visuals of nature, alternated with hallucinatory images of Rabies. Harrowing, bone-chilling, and threatening like a nasty nightmare.
Roll the tape.