After producing singular French diva Camille's last two award-winning albums Le Fil and Music Hole, Birmingham-born, Paris-based MaJiKer released his ambitious debut album Body-Piano-Machine earlier this year.
Made up of body percussion, piano and the sounds of a Yamaha PSS 270, it's one of 2009's most original releases and we've been obsessing over it ever since.
Now, ahead of his three-date UK showcase tour in November comes MaJiKer's second single, Tongue. Already available as a free download, it now gets a video treatment in time for the release of two remix EP packages.
"The whole song is about yearning to understand somebody: what they feel, what they think, where they came from, and where they are going," says MaJiKer. "It's about desire, empathy and emotional connection."
The lyrics include a rhythmic mechanical mantra – a machine speaking in tongues – that echoes the meaning within the track.
musicOMH is delighted to host the premiere of the mysterious and not a little pervy Tongue video, which you can see below. It was directed by Raphaël Neal, with cinematography by Julien Gidoin.
We'll have a full interview with MaJiKer, aka Matthew Ker, later this month. In the meantime you can give the uplifting electro GRAND son remix of Tongue - and the original version - a good licking for free, after the jump.
MaJiKer plays Birmingham's Hare & Hounds on 3rd November, Brighton's Unitarian Church on 6th November and London's ICA on 9th November. The album Body-Piano-Machine is out now through Gaymonkey. Check out his MySpace for more here.