Noisey has the world video premiere for the song “LAX” by artist, Aleister X. Taking complete control in the director’s chair, the video depicts Hollywood’s voyeuristic excess as seen through the psychedelic and manic eyes of Aleister X. Layering live instrumentation, harmony vocals, and a dazzling array of skewed samples, the song’s sunshine-pop sound is infused with bouncy electronic beats and Aleister’s cockney tinged emceeing. The video’s combination of menace, glamour, humor, and absurdity welcomes the viewer deep into the Aleister X universe.
Watch the video for “LAX:”
“LAX” will appear on the forthcoming full-length album, Half-Speed Mastered, to drop February 19th, 2013 via Andrew W.K.’s own Steev Mike label. W.K., who has previously released and co-produced two of Aleister X’s EP’s proclaims of his talents, “he’s absolutely one of the greatest lyricists and melody makers I’ve ever encountered. He’s a visionary artist who has built a complete world of madness.”
With song titles such as “Malibu,” “California Gurls,” “Topanga Strangla,” and the forementioned “LAX”, Half-Speed Mastered is an album with a highly-conceptual theme. Speaking on that theme Aleister X says, “It’s meant to be a contemporary L.A. noir love affair. I love the Hollywood, dark-side-of- Tinseltown vibe, as well as the iconic images of bungalows, canyon houses, swimming pools and cars, weirdos, the “Boogie Nights” to “Bang Bus”-era porn industry, and Rad Culture – surfing, skateboarding, beach culture, punk, surf rock, stoner rock, west coast rap, rock and psychedelia; all the cool Southern California shit.”
Half-Speed Mastered will be available on CD, vinyl, and digital and can be pre-ordered from the links below.
More Info On Aleister X: www.aleisterx.com