Tag: ‘Music’

Hifana – Rainy Session

31 Mar 2011

Breakbeat duo Hifana (a.k.a. KEIZOmachine! and Juicy) mellow out in a rainy day session with Keisuke Muto (sitar), U-zhaan (tabla) and Izpon (percussion). Just chill.

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Video: ‘Machine Civilization’ – World Order

25 Mar 2011

World Order -- the celebrated music/dance performance group led by former martial artist Genki Sudo -- has released a fabulously choreographed video for the track "Machine Civilization," along with some words of hope following the recent devastation in Japan.

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Sudo's message in the YouTube video description:

The unprecedented disasters unfolding in Japan; earthquakes, tsunami, and nuclear explosions, will somehow change things to come. And to send my message about this, I have expressed it here with WORLD ORDER.

These disasters can be interpreted as a turning point for civilization. I think that we have arrived at a time of revolution, shared with all the people of the world, in today's society, economy, and political systems.

Incidents themselves are neutral. I believe that every single one of us, wandering through this deep darkness, can overcome anything, if only we let go of our fear, and face the it all in a positive light.

The world is not going to change. Each one of us will change. And if we do, then yes, the world will be changed. It is darkest right before the dawn. Let's all rise up to welcome the morning that will be so very bright for mankind.

Listen: Vudu Ceremony On Mt. Fuji

21 Mar 2011

Vudu Ceremony on Mt Fuji -- "Sometimes just focusing our thoughts on something, in a positive or unique way, provides the energy for new ideas to manifest themselves in the toughest of times," says Brooklyn-based sound composer Charles Edward Fambro.

On March 3 -- a week before disaster hit Japan -- he released "Vudu Ceremony On Mt. Fuji," a free improv sound composition that taps into the spirits of Haiti and Japan through analog synths, turntables, bass, low frequency oscillators and percussion. With the news from Japan growing more grim, Fambro has decided to donate all download proceeds to the Japan Society's Earthquake Relief Fund. Recommended for fans of ambient/experimental sound.


Video: Slow-motion running in Cambodia

10 Feb 2011

Video director Sou Otsuki has released a new version of his video for the song "Luv(sic) pt.2" by Nujabes with Shing02, featuring a variety of people running ludicrously in slow motion. The new version was shot in Cambodia and stars a few courageous amputees and exploding landmines.

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Here is the original version shot in Japan (and a link to the lyrics).

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Video: GAL-O Sengen

02 Feb 2011

Tokyo hip hop artists Policeman pay irreverent tribute to the gyaruo youth subculture in a funky animated video for "GAL-O Sengen," a track from their "Keisatsu" album due out later this month. Directed by AC-Bu.

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Calne Ca videos

20 Dec 2010

Calne Ca (a.k.a. Calcium) -- a mechanically modified version of the Hatsune Miku virtual idol created by freelance 3D graphic designer Deino -- stars in a pair of music videos set in a chaotic post-human future.

+ Video for "Machine Muzik," original Hatsune Miku track composed by Saya Kanae

+ Video for "Nehanshika," original Hatsune Miku track composed by Gab

Calne Calcium --
(Image via Karune-Calcium)

[More: deino333 via @R3active]

Videos by Sekitani Norihiro

08 Dec 2010

Here are a couple of deliriously mad videos by Sekitani Norihiro for breakcore artists from Japan and Germany.

+ Maruosa - Muscle Spark

+ Zombieflesheater - Face Destroy

Video: Inter // States

08 Sep 2010

Inter // States is the latest Tokyo time-lapse piece by photographer Samuel Cockedey. The soundtrack is "Paradigm Flux (Tokyo Cut)" by Woob, from the new "Paradigm Flux" EP (listen).

Gong – How To Stay Alive

14 Jul 2010

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Tokyo-based animation team Mood Magic created the video for "How To Stay Alive" by veteran psychedelic prog-rock band Gong (from the album "2032"). The animation is based on drawings by guitarist/frontman Daevid Allen.