Rip Pop Mutant, the solo project of We are Wolves’ Alex Ortiz, today shares the animated video “Et Si Jamais”. The video is directed by world renowned digital artist, Scorpion Dagger, aka James Kerr and poses the question – “if we had another chance at paradise, would we still succumb to our worst traits?”

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“Et Si Jamais” is taken from Rip Pop Mutant’s debut LP Fluxus Pop which is out now via Simone Records. Ortiz is hosting an album launch for the record at Hoy Gallery in Montreal on May 31st. The launch will feature a live performance by Rip Pop Mutant and an exhibit of Ortiz’s artwork and paintings. The exhibit will run from May 31st – June 2nd. The 13-track album of minimal mutant music featuring a refined sound, repetitive rhythms, and linear bass is available now on all music services.

Speaking on the making of the video Kerr explains, “Over the last couple of years I’ve definitely given a lot of thought as to whether we, as a species, are simply doomed to the whims of our leaders who don’t inspire any hope whatsoever. On that bright note, when it came to planning out the animation for the video, I wanted to explore whether if we had another chance at paradise, would we still succumb to our worst traits? As in, were we simply doomed from the beginning? To be completely honest, I still hold out hope for humanity, and have no doubt when push comes to shove, we can (and have) achieved great things. Maybe I’m just a little impatient, but is that a bad thing?”

DIY to the bone, the former arts student, created Fluxus Pop from scratch with the help of Adrian Popovich (ex-Tricky Woo) and the record was mastered by Oliver Ackermann (A Place to Bury Strangers). With influences ranging from Suicide, Deja Voodoo, The Cramps, and Velvet Underground, the punk rocker, whose roots are in Colombia, also maintains a love-hate relationship with pop. For his first solo project, the pop is tampered with, crushed, chopped up, and spat out in a cold-wave/new-wave/post-punk jumble that is practically sweet enough to give you cavities.

Fluxus Pop was heavily inspired by the FLUXUS art movement, an international avant-garde collective of artists and composers found in the 1960s and rooted in experimental music. The founder of the FLUXUS movement, George Maciunas described its purpose as being “promote a revolutionary flood and tide in art, promote living art, anti-art”. The movement was named after a magazine which featured the work of musicians and artists centred around composer John Cage.

Fluxus Pop is out now via Simone Records.

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