My first collaboration with PlayBrain. We created the sizzle video for League of Legends Japan Summer Split. Project: LLJ Summer Split Sizzle Video in collaboration with PlayBrain. Role: Sound Design, SFX, and Music (Composition, Arrangement and production.) Synopsis: Energy,
I scored and arranged the music for a two part Asics campaign featuring Yoshino, Nara, 6th Generation Washi Master Craftsman. Project: Asics – Local Legends- Nara Marathon (Part 2) Role: Music Score, Arrangement, Recording and Production. Synopsis: A light BGM
I scored and arranged the music for a two part Asics campaign featuring Yoshino, Nara, 6th Generation Washi Master Craftsman. Project: Asics – Local Legends – Nara Marathon (Part 1) Role: Music Score, Arrangement, Recording and Production. Synopsis: A gentle
The ins and outs of preparing a live set for an event on the underground techno scene in Tokyo.
I recently had the opportunity to ride around Tokyo filming with a GoPro Hero HD helmet camera. I was in Yoyogi Park experimenting with it when I saw a BMXer freestyling near the Harajuku gate and I thought it would
Vibes against Vibes vol. 1 & 2 is a benefit compilation for the Great East Japan Earthquake. A wide range of great artists from 11 countries have donated 20 tracks exclusively for this album. The full proceeds will be donated
The Aokigahara Jukai is is pure virgin forest estimated to be a little over 1000 years old. It lies on the western slopes of Fuji in the only area not covered with ash and lava in her last known eruption
This my first true glimpse of the forest, and I can already tell it’s not a normal place. It’s too quiet, predator quiet, like a cat creeping up on an unguarded nest.
Sheldon Allman was a genius. His masterpiece, Folk Songs for the 21st Century, recorded in 1960, is one of the greatest albums of all time – ever – in the universe.
Central Tokyo is a notoriously unfriendly place for busking. It’s illegal in subway stations and train stations and anywhere else a single complaint from the public about the noise will bring the cops around in a downbeat.
Tokyo still feels strange three weeks after the massive earthquake and ensuing tsunami that devastated North Eastern Japan and seriously crippled the Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Fukushima. Although there are massive energy shortages in both fuel and electricity around
Being back in Tokyo after spending a week in Osaka is great but things are a little off kilter to say the least. With concerns mounting over radiation in the water supply, a lack of frequent or informative news on
Click on images to enlarge them. Radiation Measurements in Japan as of 20th March 2011. src: Ministry of Education, Sports, Culture, Science. Comparative radiation doses (External.) via xkcd
As Japan makes incredible efforts to keep spirits up and get back to work I feel inspired to do the same so I will continue, within my limited capacity, stuck here in a hotel far from home and studio, to
Part 2 of 4 – The Forest takes Root. As we sit in the fading afternoon light eating a late lunch at the Solar Café, I get to thinking about the first time my curiosity was set adrift in the
Part 1 of 4 – Getting there. Sometimes, I’m about as spontaneous as a tranquilized elephant chained to a rock, so when I get a call out of the blue from my good friend, photographer and artist Levi Rinker, to