Omodaka – Kyoteizinc

Andy’s the expert on Japanese electro, but I’m captivated by one new chiptune artist in particular, the enigmatic Omodaka. The great graphic novelist and comic writer Warren Ellis recently posted the video below, which is a beautifully pure attempt to express music through imagery. I’m convinced there are only two ways to make a truly great music video, a piece that enhances rather than merely embellishes the music it illustrates. The method used in this video, is to create a pictorial analogue to the music, a constructed synesthesia, articulating the sounds rather than the conceptual content of the piece. The track is effortlessly fleshed out 8-bit drum and base, and the video, directed by Hiroshi Kizu, features a dance performance by Masako Yasumoto. You can subscribe to Omodaka’s ‘Far East Recording’ videos on Youtube.

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