mishmash＊ Project’s Third Music Video to Be Directed by Sunao Katabuchi from Anime “Kiki’s Delivery Service”!
mishmash＊ project, known for their elaborate music videos, is at work on their third project, backed through crowdsourced funds of 36 million yen, and animated by renowned director Sunao Katabuchi!
mishmash＊project is the first solo project of Toshiaki Mishima, acclaimed sound programmer (since his debut work, Cornelius) and winner of the 2008 Grammy awards. Officially comprised of two members, Mishima and producer Masuya Makomu, mishmash＊ features artists in each of their projects.
Their first project, mishmash＊ Julie Watai, featured Julie Watai, globally active photographer, artist, model, and DJ; their second project featured Miki Orihara, internationally-lauded performer and principal dancer at the New York Marth Graham Dance Company. mishmash＊ project’s strength lies not only in their music, but also their incorporation of fantastic creators who add variety to their music videos and artwork.
The third mishmash＊ project is now working under way. While this work’s featured artist is yet to be determined, their original animated music video, produced by Sunao Katabuchi (of “Kiki’s Delivery Service”) has wrapped. His directorial feature, Kono Sekai No Katasumi Ni / In a Corner of this World (original manga by Fumiyo Kouno), produced through crowdsourced funds of 36 million yen, is already making waves.
【mishmash＊Julie Wata Music Video】
The featured artist for mishmash＊’s first project was Julie Watai, internationally-active photographer, singer, artist, DJ and model.
The above artist photo/illustration is courtesy of PansonWorks, who was behind the One Piece character merchandise designs, among others. ”Electromotive Romances” is a cover of the song by 76477, and had the distinction of placing 10th in the Yusen J-Pop Ranking. Common consensus says that with its extremely catchy chorus, “Electromotive Romances” is mishmash＊ project’s most Pop-style song. The music video features illustration by Hiroyuki Takahashi, and direction by TDKKKM.
【mishmash＊Miki Orihara Music Videos】
mishmash＊ project’s second featured artist was globally-renowned Miki Orihara, principal dancer of New York’s Martha Graham Dance Company. Miki Orihara’s videos feature her contemporary dance at their core, with video production by Toshinao Sasaki and augment5 (Google Street View scenes of Gunkanjima, Battleship Island).
mishmash＊ project : http://mishmashjp.com/en/
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