♫♪  Xordox - “Diamonds”

Photo by Tina Schula

If there is any single thread tying together the work of JG Thirlwell — the legendary leader of Foetus, one time Bad Seed, and collaborator to everyone from the Kronos Quartet to Pantera — it’s his unpredictability. In a career built on so much playful experimentation there is no such thing as an outlier — and in this light Thirlwell’s latest project, the sci-fi leaning Xordox, is right at home.

Described by the artist as “neon noir,” Xordox’s forthcoming LP Neospection is a synth heavy, giant, widescreen experience. Inspired during a residency at Stockholm’s fabled EMS studios (and featuring appropriately sweeping guitar work by Sarah “Noveller” Lipstate), this is Thirwell’s take on the space epic, a crazy rocket fired somewhere between John Carpenter and For All Mankind that is wise, funny, and frequently quite moving.

Today, we are thrilled to say that Xordox is launching their video for “Diamonds” — wonderfully assembled from space shuttle footage — right here. Neospection enters our atmosphere July 14 from Editions Mego.

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