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Friday, December 9, 2022

Karl Sanders releases animated music video

Last month, Nile mastermind and multi-instrumentalist Karl Sanders unleashed the acclaimed third installment of his haunting Eastern-ambient Saurian solo project, “Saurian Apocalypse” via Napalm Records.

Today, he has revealed another brand new, eerily styled animated music video for album favorite “The Disembodied Yet Slither Among Us”, created by video animator Mahmud Geceksu, and Joshua Ward, who provided additional video FX and titles, both building upon the album’s incredible artwork by Michal Xaay Loranc. The video perfectly coalesces with the track’s hypnotizing tribal auras and foreboding ambience, creating a companion piece that accents the original mystery of the music itself.

Karl Sanders says about “The Disembodied Yet Slither Among Us” and its accompanying video:

“I am very happy to present music fans with a new video for “The Disembodied Yet Slither Among Us”. The psychedelic, mind melting video was a labor of love by personal friends of mine.
“The Disembodied” video has original artwork by Saurian/Nile artist Xaay, animations by Mahmud Gecekesu, and additional FX and titles by Joshua Ward. The video has a super immersive vibe, really melding with the mood of the song.

I was fortunate to get to know Mahmud when we worked together on the Serapeum project – Nader Sadek, Mahmud , Derek Roddy and I collaborating in Cairo. I really enjoyed his guitar work, and had hoped to also have Mahmud play guest Oud and Saz on the Saurian album, but his busy schedule and the pandemic worked against us. It eventually turned out, however, that Mahmud was also totally on board for a video collaboration. Despite his busy schedule, Mahmud found time to do some incredible, mind bending interpretations of the song via animating Xaay’s Saurian album artwork. I am really happy with how the video turned out.
Super appreciation and thanks to my Metal Brothers Mahmud, Josh and Xaay.”