Monday Morning Psychedelia, Brought to You By Neon Indian & The Newly Invented LZX Visionary"/>
Do you know what the above glowy machine is? I don't, really, but apparently it's a piece of LZK Industries' LZX Visionary, the world's first video synthesizer. In a most basic explanation, the LZK Visionary does to video images what an audio synthesizer does to sounds. Techie geeks, make of that what you will.
What I do know is that the first-ever music video to make use of the LZK Visionary has premiered, and it is a trip.
Lars Larson created this clip for Neon Indian's "Mind, Drips," which premiered this morning on IFC -- it's a visual insight into a girl's dream, in which she floats through nature and sinks into her bed with a giant teddy bear. IFC says that "Mind, Drips" is "the first music video to utilize this unique machine in which all of the visual effects are recorded in real-time using "abstract pattern synthesis, video feedback, and analog compositing." Simplified, this video is unlike anything else I've seen and matches the psychedelic overtures of the song perfectly.
I'd love to see more clips using this crazy machine from more psychedelic-minded bands like MGMT, Tame Impala, Toro Y Moi, or Phantogram.