Cyanide illustrates a comparative nightmarish vision of animal and human rights, tackling issues of government control and experimental psychedelics, fusing elements of post apocalyptic technology, horror films and techno industrial music. Reminiscent of the likes of P.I.L and Front 242, Silent Hill and demented childhood nightmares.
Cyanide, was originally written, recorded and released by Kelly "Sky" Reed back in the 90's and has evolved over the years. In 2009 Cyanide was remastered by Sky for his project Hipnautica, and released on the album, "EXILE", available through iTunes.com. The original song and video remix features the guitar work of Guymon Adams accenting the hard core electronic lines and beats from Sky's Machines, Programming and his Lead Vocals.
Sky says, "After first seeing the photos of Silver Spring Monkeys from a PETA raid in the 1990's I've carried this nightmarish dream in my head for so long to see it now in life on film is surreal."
The original track from the EXILE, was over 6 minutes, released by Hipnautica in 2009 available through iTunes.com and Amazon.com as well as directly http://www.Hipnautica.org/merch.php. The song was remixed by Sky in 2010 to be exactly 3:33, his favorite number in the world, specifically for this video.
This music video, was filmed on Nov 4th, 2010, under artistic direction of Sky with film direction by Glen Kaplan,with massive support from the Austin Film Club led by Chuck Beard, thanks to Steve Potter and Gina Willis. Filmed within one of Austin's most intense haunted houses, thanks to the gracious support of Richard Garriot (Lord British), and the entire cast and crew of Scare for a Cure especially Jarret Crippen, Susan Pratt, Norma Crippen, Edwin Wise and Joe Roberts.
The original version was presented in Austin at Prague Night Club, on March 10, 2011 striking at the heart of the SXSW Film Festival and immediately picked up by the Austin based music television station, ME TV ch. 15 Time Warner with hopes more media sources will follow suit. The version featured here on Vimeo.com and YouTube.com was released on April 1, 2011 due to the encouragement of our fans, is a a more gritty industrialized version than the original.
The short video features the cooperative efforts of Hipnautica, The Dolls from the Crypt, Scare for a Cure, Glen Kaplan, Chuck Beard of the Austin Film Club, VenomDesigns.com, Waveform Lasers, Blaine Indemaio, Steve Potter, Parker, 3DFiction.com, Greek_Fire, Ivar Heggen, John and Jennifer Dormer, Eris Terra, Megan Failing, Stephanie Reed, Sunny Webb, David De Lara, and Mark Duncan and all Hipnautica members.
We also want to thank all of our friends, fans, and members of Hipnautica that have supported, Hipnautica, since it began in 2003.
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All Rights Reserved. Hipnautica (c) 2011
No Animals Were Harmed in the making of this video and we want to thank PETA for fighting a good fight to protect the rights of animals around the world.