Oct 26, 2010
Full Moon Party is the first independent music video created by collaborators Sugimoto Kousuke (director) and Manabe Takayuki (music) and it certainly sets the standard for things to come.
The video follows three primates and their discovery of music. A music note appears from outer space and grants the primates two guitars and a drum set, which they embrace with, quite literally, colourful vigor. They unleash a fine instrumental piece which sets in motion a whole horde of crazy events as the world begins to evolve around them. The story is exquisite and, depending on how you interpret it, contains deeper meanings concerning music and its
The art is fluid and full of life, but after viewing Kousuke's other work the lack of colour will leave a little to be desired. Nevertheless, the visuals are without a doubt stunning and incredibly admirable. Like in Kousuke's other work, that endless movement, brilliant choreography and huge amount of detail is ever-present, which just begs for repeated viewings for the viewer to embrace the full creativity of the video.
The music used is a remarkable instrumental rock-based piece that works extremely well with the visuals and hyperactive presentation, and the characters are a burst of life and absolutely captivating to watch as the video speeds through a rich variety of different time zones and locations.
Full Moon Party is perhaps not as enjoyable as Kousuke's follow-up work (The TV Show), but the creativity and passion is certainly there, which makes for a splendid viewing experience, full of vigor, excitement and wonder.
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