Visuals by Operation: Mindblow

Yowza- Been gone a long time. What better way to come back than with the psychedelic visual exploits of Operation: Mindblow who recently brought their colorful projections to Til Two Club to illuminate the equally mind-blowing sounds of Asteroid #4Strangers Family BandBrian Ellis Group and Trap Gold.

Asteroid #4

The fellas of Operation: Mindblow - Josh Bohannon and Ake Arndt - are reviving the art of liquid light shows using water, oil, dye and even sea monkeys on old school projectors rigged with custom fans (I spied one made with a show poster), layered dishes, frames and aquarium pumps. No computers here, kiddies.

Drip, drop, splashy

The amoebic rainbows and ever-shifting aqueous forms are the perfect visual complements to raucous sounds. Pictured here is Asteroid #4.


In an age of computer generated digital enhancement overkill, it's refreshing and badass to see artists getting their hands dirty in the name of rock 'n roll.

Like DJs who lug around heavy crates full of vinyl and photographers who still shoot film, Operation: Mindblow remind us that there is nothing like the warmth inherent in analog forms and the patience and passion that goes into making art outside of the digital realm.

More photos on Flickr. Black and white film shots of the show coming soon as well.

Feels so good to be back on the internets.


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