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Captain Murphy - The Killing Joke official video

Captain Murphy - "The Killing Joke" [Official Video]

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Captain Murphy AKA Flying Lotus drops a “real” video for “The Killing Joke” the best track off his Duality acid trip mixtape that isn’t already a Jay Elec beat. The wavy hanna-barbara-on-sherm animations of the “audio” stream are replaced with dark visions of eerie woods, spiral-eyed skulls and disembodied, glitter-painted lips that spit Capt. Murphy raps as they float Cheshire cat-like inside an empty hoodie. Interesting yes but nothing like the inspiration levels on the various best-of-2012 videos from Until the Quiet Comes.–nor even the more subtle brainfucks of some other Brainfeederish visuals like Earl Sweatshirt’s “Chum.” All in all I prefer the original Duality animations and comparing with this it sort of blurs the line between youtube audio stream and official video. But this is still an extremely welcome omen since it means we have officially entered a new phase of Murphy-dom…anything could happen next.


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