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[Video] Flying Lotus – “Zodiac Shit” (Adult Swim)

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Atlanta based (but seemingly German at heart) illustrator lilfuchs was commissioned by [adult swim] to head up the visual project for “Zodiac Shit” from Fly Lo’s acclaimed 2010 record, Cosmogramma.

Lilfuchs could have based his work on the Western Zodiac (Scorpio, Taurus, etc) but instead took the title of the track and ran to China and back with it. In Lilfuch’s visual conception of it, “Zodiac shit” kinda evolves into “Chinese Zodiac Shit”, and the guy has done his homework to make it happen– the first figure you see in the video is a wise and fruitful looking Jade Emperor (referred to in Chinese culture as “the beginning” and creator of Heaven and earth) who is often told to have chosen the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac. From there, things get trippy as Jade works his magic, like when a snake slithers out of a dog’s mouth, strangles the dog, turns the dog head into a balloon, then floats away with the string (previously the snake) effortlessly heaving a dead ape in tow.

Deep Zodiac shit!