The Ultimate Reality DVD Dan Deacon and Jimmy Joe Roche
Published Nov 23, 2007B-more-based friends and Wham City members Dan Deacon and Jimmy Joe Roche exemplify the term "a match made in heaven. With Deacons glitch-pop wizardry and Roches "splice em up approach to visual art, the pairs collaboration is sensory overload at its most colourful. Ponytails Jeremy Hyman and Videohippos Kevin OMeara bring their duelling kits to Deacons live performance, which bleeds a rainbow of frenzied digital adrenaline. Its Roches contribution that will get tongues wagging though. Collecting an assortment of clips from Arnold Schwarzeneggers repertoire, Roche marries scenes from Conan the Barbarian, True Lies, Junior and Kindergarten Cop with psychedelic filters and warped effects that create the ultimate mind-fuck montage. Also in there is a bizarre and convoluted new Terminator storyline involving a pregnant John Connor and Bill and Teds Rufus that keep things interesting. But the most trippy element is the ending, which shoves the revolting Total Recall Siamese appendage right into your face. Plus: "The Crystal Cat video, a Deacon/Roche collab from 2002.