So rarely do we get music videos that successfully provide visuals that equal the grandeur of extreme metal, but it’s slowly starting to happen, and the new video for Liturgy’s “Quetzalcoatl”, from the excellent new album The Ark Work, is a stunner. Created by Japanese “anonymous contemporary art concept” Aujik, the clip takes a simple idea Liturgy’s Hunter Hunt-Hendrix had and comes up with something breathtaking.
Says Hunt-Hendrix, “I was interested in working with Aujik because they use CGI to traverse boundaries between the organic, machinic, subjective, sacred and profane in a stunning way, and the project seemed to complement my own efforts with the arrangements on The Ark Work. I asked them to make a meditative piece drawing from Doré's famous illustration of The Divine Comedy depicting Dante and Beatrice gazing into the Empyrean realm, and they took it from there.”
With that Doré image (posted above) as reference, watch the video below. And if possible, set the picture quality to HD and maximize the player, because you are in for a treat.
The Ark Work is out now on Thrill Jockey.