“A geometric multiverse of celestial monsters and drones with ice-cream-cone erections populate the imagery of art-rock band Autolux’s latest video.
In “The Science of Imaginary Solutions” animation director Thomas McMahan and artist Kill Pixie — known to his folks as Mark Whalen — get up to some weird business. The result looks nifty, but it’s kind of hard to actually figure out what it is.
The video, released earlier this week after Saturday’s Autolux exhibit party in Los Angeles, is full of portentous visual abstracts and coolly fracturing humanoids (and their respective extremities). It is definitely in line with the “excited state” that titanium-enhanced drummer and vocalist Carla Azar explained that Autolux was in when the band created 2010 full-length album Transit Transit, upon which “Science of Imaginary Solutions” appeared.
Azar, guitarist Greg Edwards and bassist Eugene Goreshter are in the studio patiently hammering out Autolux’s currently untitled third release. Fans looking for multimedia to carry them over until that’s done can grab a limited-edition “The Science of Imaginary Solutions” single, which comes with an arty booklet of stills taken from the video. ”