Stare Into The Abyss With London Producer CYPHR’s “Lone Peak”

Watch the surreal video for the artist’s doom-laden dembow.

November 10, 2015

London producer CYPHR's huge, icy, yet playfully dembow-inflected single "Lone Peak" is best described as the feeling you might get from opening your eyes and seeing nothing but sky and horizon beneath you. It's a mixture of sheer beauty and total terror that also permeates director James Malpass' video for the song, which from its first few seconds puts you right inside the head of a thrill-seeking rock climber—and it only gets more surreal from there.


As well as a spot-on visual metaphor, it's an homage to the creative origin of "Lone Peak." "I wrote this track whilst I was staying in the Colorado mountains," CYPHR explained to The FADER over email. "A really amazing environment to work in. The landscape was ever-changing, full of life, but also instilled a sense of fear in me—I think that came out a lot in this track. This was also around the time at which I became obsessed with sub-120 BPM tempos, so this track is a time-stamped clashing of my constant visual stimulation and that brooding, murky club vibe."

Body Horror I—the split single featuring CYPHR's "Lone Peak" together with productions by Gang Fatale—is out now on Purple Tape Pedigree. Look out for Body Horror II with MM and Imaabs soon.

Stare Into The Abyss With London Producer CYPHR’s “Lone Peak”