Yesterday Japanese singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Shugo Tokumaru, released this phenomenal stop-motion video for his song “Katachi”. The video, directed by Kijek / Adamski, is animated with exquisite paper cutouts that evolve and transform second by second, creating a hypnotic flow of shapes and figures. It’s beautifully done and captivating from beginning to end. A perfect complement to the finely crafted track.
After watching the “Katachi” video I became interested in learning more about Tokumaru. It turns out that in Tokumaru’s case, the phrase “multi-instrumentalist” is no joke – he has personally used over 100 different instruments in his recordings throughout his musical career. “Katachi” is a new track off of Tokumaru’s album In Focus? which is released on Polyvinyl today! Take a look (and listen) and let us know what you think!