NAME: Hoshi Neko
AUTHOR: Yamantaka // Sonic Titan comes from Montreal and describes themselves on their Facebook page as an “Asian Diasporic psychedelic noh-wave opera group”. Their first video was co directed by the singer of the band, Ruby Kato Attwood, and Emily Pelstring, an animator.
DESCRIPTION: A epic battle where a cat has to face a pug and a fish, the latter wanting to avenge his death. The drawings made by Attwood where then shot by Pelstring on a 16mm camera, creating a very stylized b&w stop motion video.
AMUSEMENT RATING: 4.5/5. The music on its own is already amazing. But the visual treatment is as impressive. The mix between an Eastern aesthetics, old video games title screens and a crazy story works perfectly well. Great video for such a young band, never has a cat pooping looked so cute.