Published Mar 01, 2010As May 3 slowly approaches, we can hardly wait for Flying Lotus's new Cosmogramma album to be released. Fortunately, the L.A.-based beat experimenter has been distracting us from the wait with a flurry of activity. Next up is a live score for a cult film, which is planned for Michigan's Ann Arbor Film Festival later this month.
The film is Heaven & Earth Magic, a 1962 film from occult film maker Harry Everett Smith. Smith, who passed away in 1991, released the following synopsis for the film when it was first released:
The first part depicts the heroine's toothache consequent to the loss of a very valuable watermelon, her dentistry and transportation to heaven. Next follows an elaborate exposition of the heavenly land, in terms of Israel and Montreal. The second part depicts the return to Earth from being eaten by Max Müller on the day Edward VII dedicated the Great Sewer of London.
Visually, that sounds like quite a trip. Now imagine it with a creeping, bizarre score courtesy of the Warp producer.
Attendees of the festival can experience the full package when Flying Lotus performs at the event on March 26. The rest of us will just have to hope for an eventual DVD release.