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- Posted on Jun 8th 2011 11:10AM by Cameron Matthews
Randy Scott Slavin
In 2010, Prynn began recording with an unlikely fan, Slipknot percussionist Clown, on a few songs, including a cover of the Butthole Surfers' 'Pepper.' Now they've joined with Randy Scott Slavin, directer of Prynn's 'Can We Go Wrong' and 'Turn It Gold' videos, and traveled out to Clown's turf in Des Moines, Iowa to film a clip for 'Seven Sisters.' As you can see below, the video plays like a dark, sexy precursor to the slasher thriller 'The Strangers.'
"Julie and I are the same person when it comes to breaking the molds of reality to create pure art," Clown tells Spinner. "One night she gave me a call saying that she and her director wanted to fly out to Des Moines on their own dime and capture some of the pigment that I swim in. Over two days, I was able to take them to a couple of magical Clown areas in which I have been to create my own art."
"[Clown] took us to a farm two hours north, literally in the middle of nowhere," Prynn tells Spinner of the video shoot. "There's a very unsettling feeling that comes from being a city kid out in the middle of Iowa, and that unsettled place is where I was at when I wrote 'Seven Sisters.' I am a longtime lover of montage from films like 'Persona' and 'The Parallax View.' I wanted to make a video that communicated a feeling, not a story, and Clown and Randy were totally game. Clown hand-welded the mask that we both wear in the video. When you put that mask on it's like being in Slipknot for a minute. You can hear the crowds and feel the anger. It sounds crazy, but I swear to God it's true."
Hesta Prynn's latest record, 'Remixes and B-Sides,' features the rework treatment by Brooklyn-based Bear Hands as well as Phantoms and Ja Prawn.