[Music/Art] Metal Preyers - Peppa (Music Video)
Psychic Garden presents the music video for "Peppa", the first single from Metal Preyers - A transatlantic audiovisual project between UK musician/producer Jesse Hackett, Acholitronix singer Otim Alpha, Chicago artist Mariano Chavez, UK sound-system maestro producer Lord Tusk and experimental East-African music label Nyege Nyege Tapes.
"LORD PEPPA, KING OF THE SHADOWS. A METAMORPHOSIS. FEVER DREAMS FREE THE METALLIC SPIRITS AND NEON CREATURES OF THE UNDERWORLD." ~ Director's synopsis
The video was filmed and edited by resident creative Denholm Hewlett and stars Ugandan musician Otim Alpha as "Lord Peppa". Additional footage and visuals shot by Derek Debru, Lord Tusk & Mariano Chavez.
The Metal Preyers audiovisual project was 6 weeks of music, art making, directing night shoots, and gin fuelled hell rides into the Kampala night world, based at the Nyege Nyege Tapes HQ and artist residency. Hackett had dreamt of making an industrial and ambient themed film soundtrack to accompany Mariano’s collection of striking visuals and paired it together with Lord Tusk's tough and ingenious veteran sound system sensibilities.
Featuring an all-star cast of Ugandan musicians including Electro Acholi superstar Otim Alpha, multi instrumentalist Lawrence Okello and master drummer Omutaba. The album fluctuates between slow chopped screwed slabs of sound, fast paced to oozing sludge. The LP travels between syncopation's with a cut and paste type feel that nods to DIY African cassette tape post punk-ism era and machine-esqe drone ambience.
‘Snake spit defenders , slither drippers , screwed metallic preyers , helicopter drums , pulsing incinerator sounds.’
~ Check the link below to hear the entire record ~
~ PSYCHIC GARDEN