In the most expansive intergalactic journey into his enchanting fictional mythos yet, ‘Return to Planet X’trapolis‘ marks another rocket fuelled missive from the master of cold-blooded analogue electro. The listener is carried deep into Reptant’s origin planet, where lizards rule — but all is not well on Planet X’trapolis. A “greedy, capitalistic” lizard depletes natural resources as he builds an army, threatening otherwise peaceful life. To this peril, Reptant returns home…
In this music video, Lisa Meinesz weaves a wicked visual storyline for ‘March Of The Repazoids‘, one of the album’s many killer dance tracks. Staging your own art inside another’s personal, imagined universe is no doubt a daunting task for any artist, but here, Meinesz pulls off a wonder with apparent ease.
The video highlights the music’s inherent stealthy sabotage-mission vibe. Neon-green cross-hairs flicker over prospective reptilian targets and alien undergrowth, the screen decorated with visuals reminiscent of early 90’s imaginings of spacecraft displays. Sci-fi to the core, progressive scans of lizard anatomy take an almost sinister centre-stage. As the track’s pace and fervour increase, the x-ray scans of reptiles become increasingly intricate, the targets increasing in number and threat…
‘Return To Planet X’trapolis’ is scheduled for release 10 December via Lou Karsh Records. Order a copy from Bandcamp.
Directed by Lisa Meinesz
Music by Reptant