Yamantaka // Sonic Titan

Yamantaka // Sonic Titan is “…both pop and J-pop, British prog and Japanese psychedelia, punk rock and Iroquois core, black metal and Chinese Opera, noise music and Noh theatre,” otherwise known as “Noh Wave.” You may already know “Noh”—it’s a form of Japanese musical theater dating back to the 14th century, and it adds a cultural element to the band’s music that is also reflected in their music video (above) for the single, “Hoshi Neko.” The look and feel of this video is quite stunning, especially when you learn of its creation—the hand-made artwork and puppets, a traditional multi-plane animation stand and the use of 16mm film. The video was directed by Yamantaka // Sonic Titan’s singer, Ruby Kato Attwood and video artist Emily Pelstring.

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