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'Secret Email Address' Free Live Recordings

Dear abirdwhale 'Secret Email Address' Members,

Sorry for being this late, but as I promised you, for the members,
I will give out live recordings from the concert on 20 February 2012 in Daikanyama, Tokyo very soon

If you email address has changes, please let me know your new one from 'Contact' on this website.

Dear Non-Members,

'Secret Email Address' exclusively disclosed to the people who physically came to my concert. By sending an email to the 'Secret Email Address, you become a special treated member who will receive live recordings, priority to book concerts and so on. This service is still at an experimental stage.

However, as abirdwhale has never done proper concerts in the UK yet, here is a limited time offer to accept new members via online.
Please type 'secret' in the body, and send an email from 'Contact' on this website.
If you want to receive the live recordings, please do register as soon as possible.
This offer will end without notice.

abirdwhale Launches a Single-Take Music Video for YouTube, Shot in Shiodome, Tokyo

abirdwhale's new YouTube video piece is now piblished!
This one is again from the series of 'Into the Place', and Shiodome, Tokyo is the 'Place'.

【Press Release】
Here is the PDF version: abirdwhale film 02 press release

Brighton, UK, 26 May 2013 — abirdwhale (http://abirdwhale.com/), a solo project by Japanese 23-year-old musician/creator, Kakinoki Masato, based in Brighton and Tokyo, has announced the release of his music video abirdwhale film 02 (Into the Place). (Into the Place) is the subgroup of the abirdwhale films which include the following idea: the mixture of music video, live performance and place. abirdwhale film 02 (Into the Place) highlights Shiodome in Tokyo. This is a single-take video, and all the sounds were recorded in real-time.

abirdwhale’s aim with abirdwhale film 02 (Into the Place) was to create a piece of work which is primarily meant to be expressed on YouTube. This is not a promotional video for music, and not a documentary of a live concert. This is a short film made for being viewed on YouTube. In terms of an outdoor live performance video, this piece is inspired by Take-Away Shows[1. http://en.blogotheque.net/serie/concert-a-emporter/], which was started by a French filmmaker, Vincent Moon. abirdwhale film 02 (Into the Place) focuses more on ‘place’ to extend the original idea of Take-Away Shows.

This is the second piece of a series of abirdwhale films. The third one is under editing, and abirdwhale is currently preparing for the fourth film, which will be shot in the UK.
Shot in Shidome in September 2012 and edited by Japanese video editor Hasegawa Hiroaki.
The song performed in the video is ‘Across the Universe’ by The Beatles.
abirdwhale film 02 (Into the Place) can be viewed at:
http://youtu.be/VqtT5RShP6w
The screenshots from the video, a profile image and abirdwhale’s logos can be downloaded at the bottom of this article.

About abirdwhale
abirdwhale is a solo project by Kakinoki Masato, a musician/creator based in Brighton and Tokyo. He both writes and produces acoustic and electronic music. One of the defining characteristics of abirdwhale’s music is the creator’s voice, which has an exceptional clarity to it, becoming the distinctive trait in the tracks that could very well be considered the artist’s signature. He is interested in working with creators and media producers of all kinds.

Website: http://abirdwhale.com/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/abirdwhale
YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/MasatoKakinoki
Twitter: http://twitter.com/abirdwhale
Email: km [at] localhost/abirdwhale

About Hasegawa Hiroaki
Twitter: http://twitter.com/XlxHiroakixlX
Email: rasen02000 [at] yahoo.co.jp


Contact about abirdwhale film 02 (Into the Place)
Email: km [at] localhost/abirdwhale
Website: http://abirdwhale.com/

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abirdwhale Launches a Single-Take Music Video for YouTube, Shot in Yanaka, Tokyo

【Press Release】
Here is the PDF version: abirdwhale film 01 press release

Brighton, UK, 18 December 2012 — abirdwhale (http://abirdwhale.com/), a solo project by Japanese 23-year-old musician/creator, Kakinoki Masato, based in Brighton and Tokyo, has announced the release of his music video abirdwhale film 01 (Into the Place). (Into the Place) is the subgroup of the abirdwhale films which include the following idea: the mixture of music video, live performance and place. abirdwhale film 01 (Into the Place) highlights the Japanese old-fashioned shopping street, Yanaka Ginza in Tokyo. This is a single-take video, and was shot only once to capture the best moment of the well-known sunset in Yanaka Ginza. All the sounds were recorded in real-time.

abirdwhale’s aim with abirdwhale film 01 (Into the Place) was to create a piece of work which is primarily meant to be expressed on YouTube. This is not a promotional video for music, and not a documentary of a live concert. This is a short film made for being viewed on YouTube. In terms of an outdoor live performance video, this piece is inspired by Take-Away Shows[1. http://en.blogotheque.net/serie/concert-a-emporter/], which was started by a French filmmaker, Vincent Moon. abirdwhale film 01 (Into the Place) focuses more on ‘place’ to extend the original idea of Take-Away Shows.

This is the first piece of a series of abirdwhale films. The second one is completed and to be published soon. The third one is under editing, and abirdwhale is currently preparing for the fourth film, which will be shot in the UK.
Shot in Yanaka in September 2012 and edited by Japanese video editor Hasegawa Hiroaki.
The song performed in the video is called ‘シャンゼリゼ’, which he put his original Japanese lyrics to the French chanson, ‘Les Champs-Élysées’.
abirdwhale film 01 (Into the Place) can be viewed at:
http://youtu.be/9MxwO0ktV3I
The screenshots from the video, a profile image and abirdwhale’s logos can be downloaded at the bottom of this article.

About abirdwhale
abirdwhale is a solo project by Kakinoki Masato, a musician/creator based in Brighton and Tokyo. He both writes and produces acoustic and electronic music. One of the defining characteristics of abirdwhale’s music is the creator’s voice, which has an exceptional clarity to it, becoming the distinctive trait in the tracks that could very well be considered the artist’s signature. He is interested in working with creators and media producers of all kinds.

Website: http://abirdwhale.com/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/abirdwhale
YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/MasatoKakinoki
Twitter: http://twitter.com/abirdwhale
Email: km [at] localhost/abirdwhale

About Hasegawa Hiroaki
Twitter: http://twitter.com/XlxHiroakixlX
Email: rasen02000 [at] yahoo.co.jp


Contact about abirdwhale film 01 (Into the Place)
Email: km [at] localhost/abirdwhale
Website: http://abirdwhale.com/

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A New Track 'Time' for a Limited Time

abirdwhale's new track called 'Time' was just revealed.
Click the blue artwork image, and the music is there.
It's for a limited time.

You can also download it if you want.
Price? Yes, I need your support for recording an album, but I understand everybody has a different situation.
So, I decided to let you name the price. You can download it for $0 as well.

Your 'sharing' helps me a lot. Thanks.

20th Feb. 2012 / Live In Tokyo with a Film Director

【Event info】
This is going to be abirdwhale's first concert, and my first concert in a year (the last one was held on 20th February 2011..!)
As a special feature of this event, the event involves a collaboration between musicians and a film director, Mr Shingo Ota. He is also currently taking part in a play, 'Five Days in March' by Chelfitsch as an actor.
He will create a video for one or two songs written by the musicians. You can watch the video while musicians perform live on stage.

The venue「晴れたら空に豆まいて」 is a Japanese-styled relaxing, unique and warm place.

There may be enough seats for everyone. Delicious plates (approximately ¥800) will be served if you wish.
No smoking inside. There will be a smoking area near the reception.

富山優子エレクトリックトリオ
オザワタロウ(fromサンゼン)
abirdwhale
ヒナタカコ
田中茉裕
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<Films>太田信吾(Film director/Actor (Chelfitsch etc.)

*Regarding abirdwhale, you can take pictures or movies as you want

20th February 2012 (Monday)
Open 18:00 Start 18:30
*abirdwhale will be from around 19:50
With reservation ¥2,000 Without ¥2,500 +1 Drink (¥500)

【Venue】
代官山(Daikanyama)「晴れたら空に豆まいて」
http://mameromantic.com/

【How to buy a ticket】
If you 'join' this event on Facebook, your reservation is completed. You can enter at discount price.
You can also book more than one ticket. If so, please write in the space below, or send me a message.
For guests who are not using Facebook, Tickets above is available for reservation. Please provide your name and the number of tickets needed.

This event page will be updated as needed. Please stay tuned for news!