Mike Patton & John Kaada Video in Running for “Best Animation in a Music Video”

The official video (located below) for “Red Rainbow” by John Kaada and Mike Patton (a.k.a Kaada/Patton) has been shortlisted for “Best Animation in a Music Video” at the UK Music Video Awards.  Based on the short film “The Absence Of Eddy Table,” the video is steeped in mystery and adventure, capturing a curious place where dreams and nightmares collide.  The song is taken from the duo’s 2016 release, Bacteria Cult, which was released via Patton’s imprint, Ipecac Recordings.

A number of collaborators were involved in the making of the original short film, including writer and designer Dave Cooper and producer Eric Vogel of Tordenfilm. Kaada provided score music in several stages, inspired by the progress of the visuals. A lot of the music heard in the completed film can be traced back to Kaada’s initial ideas, which were refined and expanded upon in parallel with the film itself. Patton is Eddy Table and Norwegian actress Ingrid Bolsø Berdal is Snip. In addition to voicing the lead roles, Patton and Berdal each also contributed voices for a myriad of other (and otherworldly) characters for the film.