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Sleepless nights amid neon lights: the first 24, listless and lonely hours in the Japanese capital explored in new ethereal video/soundscape collaboration.
TOKYO HOTEL SILENCE
Landing at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport is something Huw ‘Bunf’ Bunford, guitarist with Super Furry Animals, has done time and time again. Yet, during 15 years of touring in the band, no amount of preparation prevented him lying awake, pacing the streets and staring, transfixed into neon-lit shop windows for his first 24 hours in Japan. The wide-eyed ‘Tokyo initiation’, familiar to so many travellers, has now been beautifully captured in Tokyo Hotel Silence, a masterful study of the city in soundscape recording and video art. More... http://circuitsweet.co.uk/2014/12/huw-bunfords-tokyo-hotel-silence/