The new work was directed by musician Rick Farin aka Eaves
NON Worldwide co-founder Chino Amobi and UNO NYC have shared the debut video for Amobi's 2017 LP Paradiso. Director and edited by album collaborator Rick Farin, with co-direction from Amobi, the 15 minute film comes ahead of Amobi's performance at New York's Elsewhere on 19 July.
"The film and its characters are inspired by The Global South, Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden Of Earthly Delights, Timothy Morton’s theories regarding hyperobjects and dark ecology after the end of the world, my experiences traveling and touring globally, Square Enix, Xanadu (Citizen Kane), and the poetry of Elysia Crampton,” says the artist.
“The spirit of Global freedom is to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to the Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sport, bells, bonfires, sacrament and illuminations, by Non Citizens from one end of this world to the other, from this time forward forever more.”
The film features a selection of tracks from Amobi's debut album Paradiso, which in order of appearance are: “Law I (The City In The Sea)” with Elysia Crampton, “White Mætal” with Johnny Utterback, “Gænova” with Dutch E Germ, “The Floating World Pt I” with Dutch E Germ, “Blood Of The Covenant”, “Paradiso” with Dutch E Germ, Faka, 1010 Benja Sl, Therochelle Moore, Rena Anakwe, and Aurel Haize Odogbo, “Kollaps” with Elysia Crampton, Flse Prpht, and Poozy, “Dixie Shrine” with Lee Jones, “Law V (City In The Sea)” with Faka, “Radical Zero” with Jesse Hlebo, “Law III (Adam)” with Dutch E Germ and Elysia Crampton.
You can stream the full album in The Wire's audio section.