L CON‘s magnificent 2016 record Moon Milk hasn’t lost one iota of its avant-charm since last fall, and we’re seriously enjoying this 2017 run of videos for its finest singles. Last month we shared the stop-motion muppetry of “How Much Shall We Bet?” and now we’ve got quite the visual accompaniment for “Form of Space”. It’s cool to discover that the song is based on a story from Italo Calvino’s Cosmicomics, and Victoria Long has directed a loose interpretation of it, bookended by an astronaut’s discovery of a mysterious videotape. Featuring brilliant costumes and visual effects, and lots of excellent, unusual chroeography in a massive warehouse, it’s a terribly impressive video, and a more-than-worthy accompiment to one of favourite songs in recent years. Keep ’em coming, L CON!
Moon Milk is available now on vinyl and digitally from Bandcamp via Wildlife Sanctuary Sound Recordings.
We’ve been regrettably slow in sharing this remarkable stop-motion video for L CON‘s equally remarkable single “How Much Shall We Bet?”, from last year’s opus (and our #13 album of last year) Moon Milk. Directed and animated by Chantale Renee, the video tells a tale of a solitary creature, stuck in a routine, not leaving its apartment as time journeys on. It’s a comical but bleak gaze into the lonelier side of muppetdom, and a perfect pairing for the single’s soul-searching refrain: “Are you happy?”
Moon Milk remains essential listening and is available now from Bandcamp. If you’re in Toronto, be sure to catch L CON’s show with Silent Shout faves James Irwin and EONS on May 26 at Burdock.
Ever since the majestic, transcendent “Distance of the Moon”, we’ve been eager to hear a full album from long-time Toronto minimal pop auteur Lisa Conway aka L CON. That time is nearly nigh! Moon Milk is out October 7 on Wildlife Sanctuary Sound Recordings, and “Form Of Space”, its latest single, delivers intense, burning horns over a sparse drum machine groove, with an extradimensional sequenced bass bursting in and out of the track. Astonishing stuff. I think we can safely assume this record is going to be very very good.
You can pre-order Moon Milk now from Bandcamp.