FANTASMA unveil the mesmerising video ‘EYE OF THE SUN’

December 2, 2014

ImageProxy.mvcTaken from the ‘Eye of The Sun’ EP out now on Soundway Records

Fantasma have unveiled the Travys Owen shot video for ‘Eye Of The Sun’,  taken from their recently released,  acclaimed EP of the same name.  Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Karoo desert in the Western Cape,  South Africa,  the video ignites the senses.  A futuristic montage with psychedelic bursts and cosmic imagery,  the ‘Eye Of The Sun’ visual perfectly embodies the track itself and is arguably like nothing else you’ll see this year.  In the band’s own words:

“We wanted to make something cinematic; about adventure, exploration, struggle and transcendence which is what both the song and Fantasma are about. All while expressing the supernatural beauty of South Africa.”

Director Travys Owen expands upon this:

“Eye of the Sun’ was written with strenuous expedition, exploration and transcendence and the resulting magic in things at its core… Over-saturation, subtle animation and surreal colouring create an environment that reacts to the men, while the featuring Moon Child acts as the central magnet, pulling them into her gravitational orbit. It’s an African Western, it’s Science Fiction, the music has been dubbed ‘Township Tech’, it’s Zulu Maskandi grime-punk, but what allows for all of these vastly juxtaposing themes to co-exist is the band itself – A token of modern South African diversity.”

Fantasma,  the latest project of South African innovator and creative pioneer Spoek Mathambo,   is a five-man collective which weaves together electronica, hip-hop, traditional Zulu maskandi music, shangaan electro, South African house, psych-rock and punk to form a unique, original and fresh hybrid.  The godfather of ‘Bacardi House’, producer DJ Spoko joins with former Machineri guitarist André Geldenhuys, drummer Michael Buchanan and maskandi multi-instrumentist Bhekisenzo Cele to complete the line up.
Expect to see and hear much more in the coming weeks,  with a debut LP released early next year.

Watch the ‘Eye Of The Sun’ video as premiered on Thump here:

Live Dates:

London’s 100 Club – 4 / 3/ 2015

You can order the limited Eye Of The Sun 12″ EP here: Or pick up from iTunes:

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