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Animated Eco-warfare Electronica in Nobukazu Takemura’s “Sign”

July 4, 2011

Osaka-born musician and composer Nobukazu Takemura has been producing works since 1993 that defy easy categorization. Covering a range that extends from jazz to chamber music to electronica, his creative style and many collaborative efforts have made him an influential figure in the Japanese experimental music world.

“Sign”, released on a 2000 EP of the same name, came packaged with the video below, animated by Katsura Moshino. It features a robot who, after discovering nature, goes on the attack after a greedy factory owner poisons and guns down the people of the local village, all set to very melodic glitch electronica.

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