If you have been around, there is a big chance you’ve witnessed the amazing music videos done by the one and only Petunia-Liebling MacPumpkin. In case you’ve missed them you should check them out over at YouTube, and if you feel like wanting to get more info, you are free to check out our very intimate hardcore interview with the lovely Petunia over here. <—
She has been making videos for all her songs on her album ‘Fish Drive Edsels’ , her manic task is almost complete as now she is working on the final (and probably most grandest one…) video for the album. She already has plans to continue this creative story with new material, but for now all her sweat and time goes into the hard job of finalizing her obsession into pure perfection.
Now if you didn’t see any of her videos you really should… They are not just videos, Petunia-Liebling MacPumpkin is creating a world with them. A visual spectacle in which dreams, nightmares, fantasies, and a fair amount of acidic colors have come to life. It’s a escape from everyday life and the videos are simply a peek into a fantasy world created by pure creativity.
The music and story telling songs are not unimportant with these visuals, in fact they are the script, the inspiration and life line that hangs all the pretty weirdness together. That’s why I thought for once, in wait of the final video to focus a bit more on the actual album that inspired it all.
Fish Drive Edsels by Petunia-Liebling MacPumpkin for sure came out of her own mind, and has placed a spell on the music-birth-giving artist to display all the songs into visuals.. Meaning that this album is not just an album; it’s magic. It’s living a life on its own, making the creator obsessed and first time listeners coming back for more until the end of time. The songs in content are quite different and I believe people will have their favorite ones above others, (my personal favorite is Houseplants… There is something to it that makes me want to stamp on the floor like a sumo wrestler, and wiggle my arms like a content one year old… It feels so nice! ) but they all feel and flow together like a pair of hands locked in a nice handshake. This is the album that gets things done!
It starts with the memories of the carnival, a strange show that gathers everyone’s interest, something that tickles the imagination, something you skip school for to go and see. Petunia-Liebling MacPumpkin makes the memories into a sound of warmth that feels like opening a old Polaroid book with moving Polaroid pictures inside.
The ‘Lonely Lady’ is like a strange visit inside a Grimm fairytale. And ‘aquatic plumbing’ is coming across like a hot brewing action in which everything in the aquatic plumbing sector had come to life to express their concern and opinions how to get things fixed.
‘Green Glow’ is like a walk on our toes through a green foggy outside world with our creative host hosting the trip with glittery mechanically sounding melody that sprinkles dreamy dust in the ears. Then there is some fantastic shopping at the ‘Frozen Fish’ shop with a beautiful love ballad for the just required beauty that is a dead frozen fish. This might be considered a favorite sing-a-long-classic, preferable sung to snobbish bankers or insane vegans who accused the artist to kill a dead frozen fish for the sake of becoming a prominent actor in the spectacular music video…
Then the album goes for my favorite ‘house plants’ song, it’s sung in such a way that you can just feel the house plants wiggling around while Petunia-Liebling MacPumpkin feeds them with water and her love, making then dangle in appreciation. Strangely this ballad would make many listeners wish for being a houseplant, as you just know that being a houseplant in companionship of Petunia-Liebling MacPumpkin is a particular good life among green friends.
The album continues with the story telling material of ‘Autumn Leaves’ in which it feels like we are transported to minstrel times in which the artist enthusiasm speaks volumes and the music rolls us up into a world of witchy craft in a jolly way.
A romantic and kinda sweet innocent moment seems to be captured in ‘Bagboy Cowboy’ , a song that takes us back to a specific grocery store in which the Bagboy Cowboy is working. It feels as if the writer of the song feels sorry for the Bagboy Cowboy as he sweeps the floor and cries about him being a ‘real’ cowboy ‘no more..’
Then it’s time for a good time ‘Picking Fences’ which features some sparkling electronic beats with a sweet dusty melody and even a harmonica to celebrate the action of picking the fences.. The ‘flower garden’ song is one that feels like a sharp moment that might induce nightmares to the sensitive imagination people; the moment in which the lyrics inform how the visitors of the flower garden are being planted in the ground is as visually as it can be. Just hope they will receive enough water and plant food to shine in their new spots. For some reason I imagine the Veggie song also humans being treated as vegetables for a saucy salad. (We will explore more about this song when the video for this hits the web!!) Fish Drive Edsels is the final brew available on the release, which creates a similar effect as attempting to hold a slippery fish between both hands; it’s slippery, not easy to get a hold on and simply splashes musically in a way that can’t be controlled. Something very special this album, an audio fairy-tale that leaves lots to the imagination of the listener. Really should check it out over here: