Shot in the Karoo desert in the Western Cape, South Africa, 'Eye of the Sun' was written with strenuous expedition, exploration and transcendence and the resulting magic in things at its core. Rambling across the arid landscape of the desert (perhaps symbolic of the perilous journey all five band members have taken to get to this point in their musical careers), Spoek Mathambo, DJ Spoko, André Geldenhuys of Machineri, drummer Michael Buchanan and multi-instramentalist Bhekisenzo Cele embark on an exodus. Science fiction and a landscape populated by floating crystal balls, disembodied heads, and neon skies. The video unspools like the wild visions of a desert-dwelling mystic. 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-dubstep, but what allows for all of these vastly juxtaposing themes to co-exist is the band itself.
Director: Travys Owen
Wardrobe and Styling: Gabrielle Kannemeyer
Cinematography: Stan Kaplan and Travys Owen
Editing / Post production : Dylan Wrankmore
Additional effects : Sabrina Ratté
Produced by: Sevi Spanoudi at Black Major
Fantasma featuring Moonchild
Fantasma are: Spoek, DJ Spoko, Andre Geldenhuys, Bhekisenzo Cele and Mike Buchanan.