[Music/Art] Peppa (Music Video)
Psychic Garden presents the original music video for "Peppa", the first single from Metal Preyers - A transatlantic audiovisual project between London-based musician and producer Jesse Hackett, Acholitronix singing legend Otim Alpha, Chicago artist Mariano Chavez, UK sound-system producer Lord Tusk and the 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 UGANDAN UNDERWORLD." ~ Director's Artistic Statement
The video was filmed and edited by resident creative Denholm Hewlett and stars Ugandan musician Otim Alpha as "Lord Peppa". The main bulk of the film was shot in an abandoned swimming pool in Kampala city. 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.
The Metal Preyers album features an all-star cast of Ugandan musicians including Electro Acholi star Otim Alpha, multi instrumentalist Lawrence Okello and drummer Omutaba. The mood fluctuates between slow chopped screwed slabs of sound, fast paced to oozing sludge. The Metal Preyers soundtrack travels between syncopation's with a cut and paste feel that nods to DIY African cassette tape post punk-ism era and machine-esqe drone ambience, the sounds of ‘Snake spit defenders, slither drippers, screwed metallic preyers, helicopter drums, pulsing incinerator sounds.’
~ Check the link below to hear the entire record ~
~ PSYCHIC GARDEN