We haven’t heard much from SynthWave master Lazerhawk in a while, not really since his stunning Visitors album. The Austin based synth guru has just unleashed a new tune, it’s a collaboration with artist Dave Rapoza for a coming he’s creating called Skull And Shark, and it’s a moody affair.
Simply titled Skull And Shark, this theme is full of dramatic tension. Falling sparely in the Horror side of SynthWave Lazerhawk plays with haunting melodies and spine tingling lead lines. Amidst the distant sound of thunder and rain, baroque synths juxtapose with grinding riffs and alien keys atop a pounding Italo backing. Pure Halloween synthetics.
It been almost a year since we wrote about Canadian Keytar queen LIGHTS, and what a busy year it has been for her. A couple of EPs and her full length CD, ‘The Listening’, were released on Sire and she is currently touring to globe with Owl City.
Late last year she released a series of motion comics titles ‘Audio Quest: A Capt. LIGHTS Adventure’ which even ended up being played on MTV.
A motion comic, for those who don’t know, is something both Marvel and DC are dabbling with right now. Not quite animation but more kinetic than a comic book panel, both comic giants have experimented with turning some of their bigger existing comic titles into moving images. Just watch the thing, you’ll see what I mean!
Anyway, LIGHTS, a comic and Sci-Fi fan, released four episodes of this little musical Sci-Fi adventure last year and in honour of the release of episode five, exclusively on MySpace we thought we’d show you the previous four chapters.
In my opinion Fox have acted more than slyly throughout this whole affair.
I’m not saying that Fox aren’t within their rights to protect property they own, but the fact that they waited until WB has all but completed the movie, spending millions on it, to bring their claim was premeditated. Obviously, in business, you want to get one up on and ‘crush’ your competitors so I understand why they did this, but, whilst not in any way illegal, it’s a really dirty way to conduct your business. …and I know business IS dirty, but it doesn’t make it right.
I still think that if Fox wanted to protect their properties (rather than making ‘free’ cash at the expense of a competitor) they would have been shutting down the production from the start.
Anyhoo, the movie’s March 6th release date seems unaffected (did anyone really think it would be?) and as a fanboy of the comic I have complete faith in Zach Snyder, I even trust him to make his changed ending work.