Watch: Visible Cloaks & Brenna Murphy ‘Permutate Lex’

Watch: Visible Cloaks & Brenna Murphy ‘Permutate Lex’

The Portland-based experimental electronic duo Visible Cloaks has once again teamed up with their close visual collaborator Brenna Murphy on this amazing 12-minute video called Permutate Lex. The short film is a companion piece to an upcoming Visible Cloaks’ mini-LP called Lex, due out as a 12″ on December 8th via RVNG Intl., as well as the pair’s Reassemblage LP from earlier this year. On Lex, the pair imagines a time when language has “dissolved into a single synthesized communication stream.” Towards that end, Doran fed various dialects and accents into language translation software to create a hybrid lexicon that sounds familiar and alien all at once. Floating over beds of incidental sound, dream-like snatches of melody, and humming ambiance, I like to imagine that Visible Cloaks point towards a Utopian future where leisurely creative drift replaces the banalities of consumer/labor-based reality. Murphy animates this vision with her lattice-like visuals and mutating biomorphs, creating abstract, dream-like worlds that eerily hang on the edge of recognizability, before floating just out of reach.

Watch: Visible Cloaks & Brenna Murphy ‘Permutate Lex’

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