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WATCH: Nochexxx & Plastic Horse
The Quietus , February 18th, 2014 11:25

Watch Plastic Horse's freaky extended film to accompany Thrusters, the debut album from Cambridge's Nochexxx

Nochexxx, Cambridge's foremost purveyor of spannered, bent-out-of-shape electro-techno-wonk, is set to release his debut album Thrusters via Ramp later this month. Following on from a series of great 12"s through labels like Ramp and Werk Discs (and a split cassette with Ekoplekz on Further Records), it expands his circuit-blasted aesthetic out across a full double-LP's length. In our interview feature with the man himself last week, the Quietus' Harry Sword described Thrusters as "music in constant forward motion – a hallucinatory journey to the centre of the cactus, and an instantly recognisable audio world".

Having previously worked with Nochexxx on the video for 'Charro', animators Plastic Horse have created a thirteen-minute long story film to accompany the music of Thrusters, taking in drag racing, Mexican death skulls and corrupt mayors. We're pleased to be able to offer you the first full view of the film - watch it via the embed above.

"The main story is in essence a biography of Nochexxx and the struggles he's had to overcome," said Plastic Horse in last week's Quietus feature. "The rise and fall; the dreams and nightmares; the endless pain and anxiety. The sounds he uses in his music have very unique personalities that often spark ideas for characters, events and moods. From the moment we heard Thrusters, we were struck with visions of Nochexxx limping across a decaying carpet, eating carrots for dinner and being tormented by a fly. Because 'Charro' seemed to work pretty well stylistically, we made the obvious decision of just doing more of the same. There were a lot of unanswered questions in that video, and we liked the idea of building up some continuity between all our collaborations and staying in the same world. That's where the idea of the back story came from. The town is sleazy, mysterious and corrupt, as it is loosely based on where Nochexxx lives. However, we've used creative license here and there, to make things a bit more blockbuster."

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