Monday, September 28, 2020
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Artist: BLACK LUNG + XINGU HILL
Title: The Andronechron Incident
Format: CD
Label: Ant Zen
Distributor: Audioglobe
Being released in 1999 as a limited edition 10" THE ANDRONECHRON INCIDENT is a soundtrack of the same l'Ultimo Pictures International's motion picture. Performed by David Thrussell (Black Lung) and John N. Sellekaers (Xingu Hill) the CD is a revised edition containing the full nine tracks soundtrack. The music is a mixture of progressive groovy ambient tunes mixed up with catchy and dreamy soundscapes which suddenly stop and give some space to jazzy inserts raped by hisses and various noises. Listening to this soundtrack it gives me the idea that the movie should be surrealist, obsessive and experimental. Since I haven't seen it, let's see what the liner notes tell about it: "Never screened outside of italy, THE ANDRONECHRON INCIDENT, is an oddity even in the singularly odd genre (experimental european science-fiction) to which it clearly belongs. More arthouse, perhaps even surrealist cinema than spaceflight saga it juxtaposes minimal dialogue against startling visuals and an, at times, jarring soundtrack. One apparently normal morning the world awakens to the sight of large egg-like structures randomly appearing across our oceans. Various news items report the global reaction and inform us shortly of further unusual events. Hours after the first sightings a multitude of organic and non-organic objects sprout mechanical attachments and appear to grow in cyborg-like fashion". This movie should be like a nightmare and it's a shame we've got only the opportunity of listening to its soundtrack, but meanwhile...

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