Yuma Abe practices new body movements in his video “Many Strange Things”
While his band never young beach has not yet reached a level of awareness here in the USA, there is certainly still hope Yuma Abe, both as a member of this ensemble and as a solo artist. From scanning the liner notes on his debut record under his own name, fantasy, has hired Abe Haruomi Hosono to mix the LP, while Mort Garson is one of the main inspirations – both composers have seen a great cult among listeners in recent years who were far too young to see these artists of their remarkable work from the To know mid-century.
Since the project was revealed with a lead-off single with a much younger cult figure, whose influence can also be heard on the new album, Devendra Banhart, Abe shares a video for the track “Many Strange Things” that combines Banhart’s soft freak folk ideas with the eclectic city and space pop of his other inspirations. Fortunately, the video shows you exactly how to move your body to this unique flood of influences.
“There is a group that does tai chi every morning in the park in my neighborhood and one day I decided to jump in the water and join in,” said the director of the video VIDEOTAPEMUSIC. “Slow breathing and awkward body movements, focusing on the muscles that we normally don’t pay attention to, and trying out movements for the first time. Simple but strange, and it gets a little fun. This feeling was very similar to the first time I heard ‘Many Strange Things’ and that was when I came up with this music video idea. We used both 8mm film and Hi8 camera and the animation was done by Kynan Tokoro from Ogawa & Tokoro. “
“VIDEOTAPEMUSIC made a really great video for this song. I hope to sing along to ‘Ai ai aiyaa’ with everyone one day! ”Abe adds. Watch the video below – and you can pre-order the record on vinyl here.