‘Snake spit defenders , slither drippers , screwed metallic preyers , helicopter drums , pulsing incinerator sounds .’ —Hackett
London producer Jesse Hackett ( Gorillaz / Ennanga Vision / Owiny Sigoma band ) and Chicago based artist Mariano Chavez team up with Nyege Nyege Tapes for NNT18 music and art collaboration METAL PREYERS . Hackett and Chavez have been working together for two years on their audio visual project Teeth Agency. Together a plan was conceived to invite London underground music veteran LORD TUSK to Nyege Nyege’s head quarters Uganda to work on the project Metal Preyers .
Metal Preyers turned into six weeks of music , art making, directing night shoots, and gin fueled hell rides into the Kampala night world . Hackett had dreamt of making an industrial / ambient film sound track to accompany the collection of Mariano’s striking visuals and pairing it with Lord Tusks tough sound system sensibilities.
Featuring an all start cast of Ugandan musicians including Acholi singing star OTIM ALPHA and multi instrumentalist Lawence Okello . Slow chopped screwed slabs of sound, fast paced to oozing sludge the LP moves between syncopations with a cut and paste type feel that nods to DIY cassette tape post punk-ism era and machine-esqe drone ambience .