Great Leap Forward is taken from the latest Zion Train album - State of Mind, which is now available from wobblyweb.com.
The idea of using the oven controls came about because quite a few dub artists were posting videos of themselves actually mixing their tracks live as close ups of their hands and mixer (thanks bush chemists, alpha and omega) I thought it would be fun to get my friend Chloe to dub up her cooker, the idea came to me as we were driving over one evening to have dinner with chloe and Adrian, so imagine how excited I was to see those lovely red and green lights on their oven. Chloe was really into the idea and I left her in charge of the set and wardrobe with the simple brief of - Red, Gold and Green. I made up the props - book and tea bags - and the rest evolved. The rough story is Chloe is dancing around in the kitchen lisstening to some dub while the kettle boils, she pours herself a herbal tea and we are left wiondering what kind of herbs make your eyes go all mental like that? make me a cup it lokks irie to me!
the video was produced by andy squiff (squiffweb.co.uk)
big thanks to chloe lucas, at the controls, for performing the tea ceremony. (phew! - who would have knew what a zion brew could do?)