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Toshio Matsuura Group - L. M. II (Official Animation)
ANIMATION BY TOSHIO MATSUURA GROUP x KENICHIRO MIZUNO x KAZUYA KITAOKA
On ‘LOVEPLAYDANCE’, legendary Tokyo DJ and producer Toshio Matsuura charts a new direction. Casting musical cornerstones in a fresh light, the TOSHIO MATSUURA GROUP features Tom Skinner (drummer for Sons of Kemet and Owiny Sigoma Band amongst others) as its musical director, as well as some of the UK’s most exciting jazz-influenced musicians. Drawing on years of surveying and curating different corners of music, Matsuura deftly combines this talented pool of players into one singular, wide-ranging album.
A co-founder of Japan’s United Future Organisation (aka U.F.O.), this new record sees Matsuura reconnect with longstanding friend and collaborator Gilles Peterson. Releasing the album via Brownswood Recordings in the UK, it’s a continuation of a relationship which started as a bridge between London’s then-blossoming jazz scene and Tokyo’s new musical vanguard of the early ‘90s. This album continues that two-way dialogue between Japan and the UK.
A video clip project that expresses the mergence of diverse cultures and comprehensions by prioritizing aesthetic concerns. Influenced by the eastern culture, the project suggests a new “new world” concept, that is called “Neuland”. Indestructible denied by the women characters, masculine-dominant infrastructure has been faced a small yet an initiative response by taking down the imposer with what was imposed.
We would like to thank, primarily Acid Arab; for inspiring us with their song Gul L’Abi and allowing us using it, and everyone who took part in pre-production, production and post-production, who were there to contribute and to support our project.
Written & Directed by: Behsat Veyseloğlu
Producer: Ateş Benek
Director of Photography: Birkan Yorulmaz
Art Director & Costume Designer: Hazal Bağcı
Assistant Director: Beril Ece Güler
Production Assistants: Mehmet Akif Budak, Elay Ghanbari
Focus Puller: Gökhan Küçük
Gaffer: Necati Yavuz, ROTA IŞIK
Electrician: Okan Çetinkaya
Art & Costume Assistants: Volkan Kısa, Taylan Gökçe, Eda Kalkavan
Make up: Eda Kalkavan
Editor: Behsat Veyseloğlu
Colorist: Tuğba Azcan
Motion Design & Compositing: Çağrı Yenen
Sound Design: Ozan Kurtuluş
Music: Acid Arab ft A-WA // Gul L’abi
Emre Uğur Sezgin
Special Thanks to:
Hatice Acar, Oğuzhan Akalın, Doğukan Hazar Göksel, Seda Eroğlu, Tamer Çiçek, Merve Kurgan, Neslihan Altıntaş, Mahmut Özdericioğlu, Manas Khaldarov, Ersin Aldemir, Elay Ghanbari, Fatih Karabaş, Serdar Gazi, Dinç Yılmaz, Kaan Vurgun, Batuhan Gümüşlü, Onat Dalay, Erkan Veyseloğlu, Emre Veyseloğlu, Cem Köken, Örsan Akgül, Akartürk Ailesi, Zeynep ilker,
CarbonWorks, Milimetre Ekipman, Anima İstanbul, ABT İstanbul, Dijitalist, Rota Işık, Mate Marketing Technologies.
And all those who contributed ...
Radio Palenke - MONI
Paroles : Kanda Bongo Man / Dimitri Schmit Gines
Morceau original : Monie - Kanda Bongo Man
Interprète et arrangement : Radio Palenke
Son : David Gourmandie @ Le Nouveau Cap (Aulnay-sous-Bois)
Vidéo : Emmanuel Viera Rego
Radio Palenke, 2018
Elenco: Sheila Bawar, Carlos Alberto Bezerra da Silva, Mariô Onofre,
David Neves e Fabiano Formiga.
Maquiagem: Livia Tavares
Produção: ELXVA, FurmigaDub e Lajedo Estúdio.
Em “Raggatmosférico”, seu videoclipe de estreia , o multi-instrumentista nos transporta ao inconsciente de uma jovem menina que ilustra, através imagens embaralhadas e corrompidas, o cotidiano do Vale do Anhangabaú, do comércio frenético da 25 de março e da cultura popular brasileira em um resgate de memórias recentes do hipocampo no ‘cérebro-ciberespaço’. Uma viagem desalinhada desse universo paralelo virtual.
O clipe celebra a parceria entre o músico e o estúdio de criação ELXVA, responsável pela direção.
"Ikondera" is taken from the upcoming album "Sacred Groves", wich will be released on the 04.052018 via. NOLAND.
Ikondera was produced by Raphael Kariuki in Nairobi, Kenya & Bayreuth, Germany.
All ethnographic recordings used on this record are part of the Unesco World Heritage with friendly support of Klassik Center, Kassel.
Artist: Dj Raph
Album: Sacred Groves
During marriage celebrations in the Kisenyi (Lake Kivu) region, Hutu women and girls sing and dance an imbyino or popular song. This particular song is responsorial, with unison choir and soloist in alternation. An infectious, joyful feeling is transmitted through the soloist, the choir and people in attendance through the song-and- response pattern.
Original recording: Ikondera (Song of bride’s friends) – An Anthology of African Music Disk 2, The Music of Rwanda, no.11
directed by nita.
camera & edit by simp
dancer jane jay
makeup artist anika zanon
fitting & muse soia
headpiece & wearables by nita.
visuals & projections by nita.
Taken from Uji's forthcoming album 'Alborada' - out 8th June. Pre-order now: https://Uji.lnk.to/Alborada
Uji (Luis Maurette) is a nomadic electronic producer and multi-instrumentalist born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and raised throughout Latin America. Half of the pioneering duo “Lulacruza” since its inception in 2005, with whom he has released 5 albums, a feature film and multiple world tours. His music is dance floor bound: rooted in various indigenous traditions while borrowing from the aesthetics and sound design of electronic music. With his new solo project he has already toured extensively around Europe, the US and Latin America even before his debut album has yet to drop.
“Jenga” is the first track to be born out of Uji’s solo project. An enticing mixture of sounds from nature (water, frogs, animal panting) blend with a kind of secret vocabulary transcending specific languages merged with contemporary beats. The track seems to cast a spell that transports us to a pre-verbal state reminiscent of tribal cultures, ritual and a sense of being symbiotic with nature as luscious synth sounds draw us into the magnetism of darkness, balancing sophistication with simplicity. Infectious psychedelic rhythm patterns expand and grow in nuances as we surrender to the pristine joy of dance.
Uji's debut album Alborada will be released on ZZK Records on June 8, 2018.
Directed by Luca Macome
Produced by Luis Maurette, Luca Macome, Joaquin Otero
Nico - Nicolas Pascual
Sofia - Cami Brizzi
Ninfa 1 - Clara Tonconogy
Ninfa 2 - Delfina Kavulakian
Assistant Director - Martin Bielinsky
Assistant Director 2 - Poi Brown
Production Manager - Tomas Medero
Production Assistants - Joaquin Otero, Joaquin Carcavallo, Pablo Benitez
DOP & Camera - Sebastián Ferrari
Focus Puller - Fernanda Montiliengo
Gaffer - Dani Carrizo
Electricians - Blas Lafontaine, Joaquín Celiz, Lucas de Araujo e Sa
Production Designer - Maragrita Franco
Costume Designer - Sofia Blanco
Assistant Costume Designer - Lucia Andreacchino
Props - Nicolás Matos
Makeup - Aldana Capusotto, Aldana Vargas
Editor - Mer Crimi
Assistant Editor - Manuel de la Rua
Color Correction - Sebastián Ferrari