Regular readers of my blog might recall that I recently interviewed Goo Goo Dolls bassist Robby Takac, whose indie label is putting out this new soundtrack/DVD in association with MVD Visual...
Good Charamel Records has released the "Live From Tokyo" DVD, plus a bonus digital music download of the soundtrack. The film explores Tokyo's thriving underground music scene. Portion of proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross Tsunami Relief Fund in Japan.
Directed by U.S. filmmaker Lewis Rapkin, "Live From Tokyo" is a fascinating documentary that takes viewers through the back streets in Shinjuku, the intersections in Shibuya, the alleys in Koenji, and all over Tokyo, as it highlights the innovative musicians that create the city’s multi-faceted underground music scene.
Tokyo’s reputation for an overwhelming variety of global information, media-saturated urban environment and cutting edge innovation, makes it the perfect sample for addressing a new outlook on music culture.
The film explores this eccentric music culture set within the backdrop of the modern Japanese megalopolis. Featuring surreal stop-motion animation, interviews and live performances by acts such as Nisennenmondai, Tenniscoats, DMBQ, PARA (members of the Boredoms), Shugo Tokumaru, Sexy Synthesizer, Sajjanu, KIRIHITO, d.v.d, Optrum, Uhnellys, Samm Bennett, W. David Marx, Tokyo Pinsalocks and more.
Audio tracks were donated by many of the bands that appear in the film and were compiled into a soundtrack album which will be included as a free digital download with the purchase of the DVD. A special code will be contained within the package of each DVD allowing the viewer to download the album free.
View the Live From Tokyo Trailer at: www.goodcharamel.com/?select=live_from_tokyo.
9/21- 10/2 - The Netherlands, Camera Japan Film Festival (http://www.camerajapan.nl/)