While astrophysicist and mathematician Trillian Astra might feel cold and alone in the infinite void as she hurtles through the stars on a flagship of the blackest black in H2G2, it doesn’t have to be that way. Space is big, which means there’s plenty of room for revelry at the center of an intergalactic war, and Billy Bultheel and Alexander Iezzi are making the most of our own looming earthly calamities as 33. Their “Heaven’s Blade” track release—premiering as part of Creamcake’s 3hd 2022: “Life, the Universe, and Everything” via 3hdTV on October 24, 2022—is a hard techno dance anthem that is as combative as it is perversely cheerful. The track releases with a video work by the artists Margarita Maximova and Shade Theret, made in correspondence to the music by 33.
The video premiere is it’s own vanguard space vessel barrelling through an abyss of enormous adversity in global crisis, while building on Bultheel and Iezzi’s exploration of “queer weaponry” to announce their forthcoming “33 Unplugged” performance for 3hd’s “The Ultimate Question” event happening at Trauma Bar und Kino on Thursday, October 27. The “Heaven’s Blade” music video and the following event culminates in the drop of 33’s explosive 33-69 album debut via Berlin and Porto-based C.A.N.V.A.S. label. It’s a powerful noise, trance and gothic bootcamp that is as rowdy, violent, and mystical as its numerology-referencing, schoolboy humor-recalling title implies.
A film by Margarita Maximova and Shade Theret
Music by 33 (Billy Bultheel & Alexander Iezzi)