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Moby - The Perfect Life (with Wayne Coyne) from Moby on Vimeo.

Moby’s ‘The Perfect Life’ is the second track to be released from his new album ’Innocents’, which comes out on 1 Oct and is available to pre-order now. It features vocals from Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips.

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Moby on ‘The Perfect Life’:

"Wayne Coyne and I ended up doing a duet on ‘The Perfect Life’: we sing the choruses together, and then go back and forth on the verses.

Wayne and I first met in 1995, when The Flaming Lips and I were both opening up for a Red Hot Chili Peppers’ European tour. We became friends, shared a dressing room and the same bad craft services, and watched the Chili Peppers from the side of the stage.

I thought of Wayne for this song because The Flaming Lips have evolved in this very open, celebratory band when they play live, and that was the perfect vibe for what I was imagining for ‘The Perfect Life.’

I texted Wayne and said, ‘Hey, I have a song – want to sing on it?’ Thirty seconds later, he texted me back: ‘Yes, send it to me, it will be great.’”

Posted on Wednesday, September 4th 2013

Kracked: Dinosaur Jr live in Tokyo from Heath Cozens on Vimeo.

Dinosaur was my favorite band for years, so when I heard they’d gotten the band back together, I harangued the manager until he let me film the still-emotionally tender Dino-unit.

The challenge was to shoot it with one camera. I had a couple on stage, but the static didn’t gel with the kinetic, so I just used the kinetic camera and shot and cut by feel, taking stylistic cues from The Year that Punk Broke, and the music itself.

Dino had played a couple of gigs here and there preceding, but this gig was the first of the official reunion tour.

Posted on Saturday, June 8th 2013

Storm Thorgerson on Peter Gabriel album covers 1, 2 and 3 from Hypergallery on Vimeo.

Storm Thorgerson talks about Hipgnosis working with Peter Gabriel on his first three albums. Known as Car, Scratch and Melt, the officially titled Peter Gabriel 1, 2 and 3 were all album covers that came from the experimental Hipgnosis studio known world wide for it’s outstanding catalogue of sleeve design. Storm Thorgerson describes the creative process at the launch of the Peter Gabriel print collection by Hypergallery in 2010.

Posted on Monday, April 22nd 2013

Hennessy Artistry Secret Session with Placebo.

This was shot at a ping pong lounge in Tokyo. I produced the audio recording and did the the sound design.

The funny thing here is I was informed that guys in the band don’t drink anymore! It was a sober set

Client: Hennessy

Agency: Syn

Director: Brendon Smale

Posted on Monday, March 19th 2012

Disney Mobile DM002

I produced the music for all three commercials featuring Hilary Duff that aired that year. I flew to L.A. to record her. All three songs were recorded the same day. I can only say that Melodyne is an amazing tool!

Posted on Monday, March 19th 2012

Toyota Altezza launch at Spiral Hall, Tokyo in 1999. 

This promotional video was given to guests who attended the launch. The light painting was performed by Patrick Rochon and was filmed by Keiichiro Mukai.

The event itself consisted of live performance art by Patrick and a film installation by Mukai san.

I was commissioned to compose the score to Patrick’s performance as well as a 30 minute piece of music that accompanied Mukai san’s film projections of American urban and desert imagery. 

Client: Toyota

Curated by: Spiral Hall, Omotesando, Tokyo

Light painting: Patrick Rochon with Brett Shore and Justin Woolsey

Film director: Keiichiro Mukai

Posted on Monday, March 19th 2012

MARTINA TOPLEY BIRD STREET SESSION from Hennessy artistry on Vimeo.

Hennessy Artistry Street Session with Martina Topley-Bird.

I recorded this and did the sound design for Syn Studios. Two Zooms and a boom.

This was recorded just after Martina got into Tokyo on her way to the Fuji Rock Festival. She came down wearing the mask and we did 3 takes walking down Roppongi Dori towards the crossing. She was really cooperative and was really into it. A lot of fun to do. 

Agency: Syn

Client: Hennessy (Moet Hennessy Diageo K.K.)

Director: Michinori Saigo

Song: Baby Blue

Posted on Sunday, March 18th 2012