Video premiere: CRUHDA – ‘Lux Ahena’, the light of bronze or the inner fight for lightMarilena Pateraki
The video we are premiering today is Cruhda’s Lux Ahena, directed by Judith Adataberna. The track is the first single of Cruhda’s homonymous second album Lux Ahena (Humo Internacional, 2022), a combination between experimental electronics and dark ambient with Spanish traditional roots. Cruhda was raised at the heart of the Iberian steppe. She became part of Vaciador34, a renowned political/musical avant-garde collective based in Madrid.
The track Lux Ahena pushes the conversation between humans and technology, addressing the tensions between the forces of Time and the forces of Depths and the connection or interdependence between the inner and outer. When asked how she interprets these concepts for her own creativity and compositions/music Chruda shares that it’s In the sense that Foucault addressed it in the “Technologies of the self”; technology is certainly affecting contemporary subjectivity. A Philosophy graduate, Cruhda also brings Jung and what he calls the” Spirit of the Depths” to the equation. Over-exposure to information and capitalist structure detaches us from connecting to it. That is the inner world. But she adds that we can also use technology to express it through sound in a completely different way than it would have been in past times. Using technology nowadays to express very old human timeless subconscious questions that deeply touch her.
Lux Ahena also refers to the “Light of Bronze”. The track, as well as the video, express an inner fight for light. This fight takes place in the depths of the sea, where life started in the first place. Inner voices are cut and chopped, enlightened by the electricity of life, occurring in a struggle between the depths and the surface. Lux Ahena is the opening track that lies in the ocean. When asked about the references for the creature, she explains that Greek mythology is what she always goes back to. Strong, wild, “womanlike” creatures that are not fully a woman but a monster for the knowledge they carry make them too dangerous at the same time. We have many examples, from Circe to Medusa, the gorgons or the sirens.
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