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community A discover Japanese folklore and ritual in ‘Initiation’

Worn Japanese customs and Shinto inspire this by no approach-sooner than-considered video to tag the vinyl model of their 2013 debut.

community A reach into their archives for an unseen video from the start of their career, in the initiating directed by Rus Brockman in 2013 to tag the start of their first beefy size studio album, Initiation.

“We were aiming to invent an album that introduces the realm of community A,” says community A’s Tommi Tokyo. “I was in my second grade of graphic invent route and used to be discovering hundreds inspirations in historical past class the keep I learned about feeble Japanese customs and Shinto. Perception, folklore and symbolism about stones, wood and paper.”

“Day to day I would trudge straight to the studio after the class and interpret Sayaka all the pieces I learned that day, non-public a beer after which jam for hours. That’s how this album used to be created. We imagined ourselves to be living on this imaginary cave the keep we fabricate rituals all day prolonged.”

The video used to be filmed internal an outmoded slay of horizontal stone chambers outside Tokyo within the frosty weather of 2013. Brockman experimented with analog programs at the side of crystals, fractured glass and directed lights to manufacture a liminal magical feeling, capturing the duo chanting and making rituals in costumes by artist Yudai Ichinosawa.

Even supposing filming continued in a studio in Tokyo later, the video remained unfinished as their “hidden gem” for heaps of years. Nevertheless, community A observed this month’s start of the vinyl reissue of Initiation as a risk to at final complete the video.

Initiation is accessible now on vinyl from community A’s Bandcamp.


Path/Camera/Put up Production by Rus Brockman

Production/Creative route by TAKA 

Creative Company – BABYLON

B Camera – Yusuke Ishida

Styling/Costume Designer – Yudai Ichinosawa

Gaffer – Takashi Watanabe

Light Photographer – Wataru Fukaya

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