watch it at night
I wasn’t exaggerating when I said that John Maus’ new album had entirely consumed me. I had to take a breath away from it, or rather was borderline asphyxiated by it. No more true to the latter is the song on it Cop Killer, a dark methodic death pulse of a track that has just the right glint of cool to it. Something about it struck me in a violent violet light so when I uncovered the criminally underrated/forgotten 1975 film Le Orme it was a macabre match made in…space. Le Orme plays out like something of a cross between L’Avventura and 2001: A Space Odyssey. The opening scene starts off with an unconscious astronaut being slowly left behind by his crew departing on the lander. From there a mysterious woman on earth tries to piece together 3 days lost to amnesia all undercut with the nightmaric intro that she thinks is a movie she’d seen but slowly realizes is most likely her impending fate.