Video Information
Genre(s) Stoner Rock, Desert Rock
Length 77:58
Label Duna

Sabbia (Full title is Sabbia. A film by Kate McCabe with music by Brant Bjork) is a visual album visual album born of a collaboration between experimental filmmaker and artist Kate McCabe and low desert stoner rock prince, Brant Bjork. As a sonic and visual exploration of the desert that birthed the music, Sabbia is at times part psychedelic documentary, part landscape film and part home movie revealing the vastness of the generator party dreamscape. Shot in combinations of 16mm, Super 8mm and digital, the film traverses the wilds between the low and high deserts. Its intention was to bring the scene in a non-traditional way to Brant’s fans across the globe and is now renown and beloved internationally. McCabe’s cinematic style and highly detailed sound design is front and center here with her first feature. Sabbia is considered by many to be a treasure of the desert scene.

The composition of Sabbia spanned at least a year with McCabe approaching Bjork for full soundtrack collaboration along with appearing in the film. Of the seventeen songs in the film a couple of tunes were taken from previous Brant Bjork releases though the majority of the songs comprise of previously unreleased 4-track recordings and songs made specifically for the film. The DVD is long out-of-print and somewhat of a rarity nowadays.

On 7 February 2007 at The Scene Bar in Glendale, California a special show was held, opening with Brant performing a solo electric set and closing with a screening of Sabbia.[1]


Brant Bjork DvD Sabbia-0

Tracklist[edit | edit source]

  • 1. Gonna Make The Ponies Trot
  • 2. El Rolo
  • 3. Future Freak
  • 4. Let The Truth Be Known
  • 5. Nectar Alamo
  • 6. Fresh Coffee
  • 7. Rock 'N' Role
  • 8. Cobra Jab
  • 9. Hinda 65 Return Flight
  • 10. Ultimate Kickback
  • 11. Kaleidoscope
  • 12. Heavy Nature
  • 13. Shrine
  • 14. Palm Tree Reader
  • 15. Cool Abdul
  • 16. Drums & Cocktails
  • 17. Joint Ritual

Personnel OR Starring[edit | edit source]

  • Brant Bjork - Performer, Concept
  • Kate McCabe - Director
  • DUNArt - Layout

External Links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Arthur MagazineAccessed 19 July 2018
V·T·E Brant Bjork
Solo Albums JalamantaBrant Bjork & The OperatorsKeep Your Cool.Local AngelSaved By Magic (As Brant Bjork & The Bros) • Tres DiasSomera Sól (As Brant Bjork & The Bros) • Punk Rock GuiltGods & GoddessesBlack Flower Power (As Brant Bjork & The Low Desert Punk Band) • Tao of The DevilMankind WomanJacoozziBrant Bjork
Other Solo Releases SabbiaFalling To SpaceEurope '16
Fu Manchu No One Rides For FreeThe Action Is GoJailbreak / Blueberries & ChromeGodzillaEatin' Dust(Godzilla's) Eatin' DustKing Of The RoadCalifornia Crossing
Kyuss Sons of KyussWretchBlues for the Red SunWelcome to Sky Valley
Mondo Generator Cocaine RodeoA Drug Problem That Never ExistedUse Once and Destroy Me Tour 2003I Never SleepAustralian Tour EP 2008
Other Associated Bands and Selected Releases The Desert SessionsVista ChinoPeaceChéSounds of LiberationFatso JetsonSolarfeastGossamerBalls For Days
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