Blade Runner, ballet, and breakups: Chrome Canyon’s “Generations” video

Chrome Canyon: Elemental ThemesChrome Canyon: Elemental Themes (Stones Throw, 10/9/12)

Chrome Canyon visualizes a future that didn’t quite arrive. Morgan Z’s songs are wordless stories, synthesized literature for the 21st Century, with the technicolor hope of Tron and the rain-soaked desperation of Blade Runner.

Starring ballerina Amanda Wells, the video for “Generations” involves an ambiguous fight, the most laid-back hotel guests on the planet, and a frenetic dance sequence that brings to mind both The Red Shoes and Black Swan. The Ace Norton-directed video tells a compelling story that could stand on its own as a work of art; with Chrome Canyon’s music, it becomes something exceptional.

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