Metal Preyers LP was made over a six-week period in Kampala, Uganda with London producer Lord Tusk. It takes form as an ambient film soundtrack for Chavez and Hackett’s visual art produced under the Teeth Agency moniker. They recorded it with an ensemble of Ugandan musicians including multi-instrumentalist Lawrence Okello, percussionist Omutaba, and Rian Treanor-collaborator Ocen.
It’s not the first time Hackett has worked with Ugandan musicians: his 2017 album, Ennanga Vision, saw him team with Geoffrey Opiyo Twongweno and Albert Bisaso Ssempeke. However, the vibe this time is more psychedelic in a road-level, grimy, and noisy style thanks to the expanded platte of inputs.
Metal Preyers follows the release of a limited cassette called The Preying Well back in January.
01. Metal Preyers 02. Hard Screw 03. Peppa 04. Gizzards 05. Snake Sacrifice 06. The Caller 07. Musota Kizinga 08. Mutaba-Abba 09. Night Walk 10. Wagani 11. Snake Spit Defender 12. Slither Dripper 13. Double Tongue 14. Skull Head Stompeed 15. Metal Preyers Reprise
Metal Preyers LP is out on March 6, with order here. Meanwhile, you can stream “The Caller” below.
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