Alex Knost is ethereal.
A true jack of all trades. His band Tomorrows Tulips, releasing their latest album Harnessed to Flesh in 2018, has made sonic waves in the California low-fi scene. Al and his partner Daniella birthed the Costa Mesa Conceptual Art Center, a contemporary exhibit showcasing the work of Knost and other renowned artists. Knosty shapes his own single-fin creations under the label Brown Microwave Television. Hell, his rubbery, laid back style on a wave has resonated throughout the surfing world. Now, Al is making a stab at director and guess what;
He is damn good at it.
Now, Knost isn't exactly the most popular figure in the surfing community, and "Tan Madonna" isn't necessarily winning any People's Choice Awards anytime soon. This film isn't some Instagram clip of Yago launching a five-foot alley oop at perfect J-Bay, nor is it a movie you watch to the pass the time at some shitty 9-5 office job.
"Tan Madonna" is a trip. Scored by Lee-Ann Curren and Knost himself, and featuring cameos of rippers such as Harry Bryant, Mikey February, and Karina Rozunko, "Tan Madonna" is a cinematic masterpiece that blows your mind, shits on your self-image, and then forces you to go out and surf.
So, sit back, crack a beer, and enjoy 25 minutes of pure magic.