David Knight - 6th Sept 2012

Channelling some classic horror movies of the early video era - and looking largely like it's coming off good old Betamax - comes Chris Boyle's characteristically inspired and ambitious video for Emperor Yes's Wasps, in which actor Dan Schreiber attempts to mix up some Wasp Power in the recording studio, with entertainingly gruesome results...

"It's a little lofi tale about the dangers of producers getting too creative in the studio and was made as a kind of sing-a-long bootlegged betamax homage to my favourite horror films of the 80's and 90's including Alien, Troll 2, The Fly and My Girl."

Yeah, that last one is particularly revolting... And Chris mixes live action with lovely animated chapter headings - created by himself and Sam Ballard. "I persuaded the lovely comedian Dan Schreiber to come and feature as the power-crazed producer and it was made it for the Emperor Yes & Friends exhibition at Top Office Machines which featured work by a wide range of visual artists inspired by the two tracks off the bands release. The single is out now on cassette (no less) via Tape Club Records."

Credits

CastDan Schreiber and Emperor Yes
Focus PullerStuart Ward
Make-upK
1st ADRachna Suri

David Knight - 6th Sept 2012

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