- Member: Otohiko
- Title: Price in Blood
- Premiered: 2009-06-02
- OSI (Office of Strategic Influence) No Celebrations
Good evening hippies,
Here we have the story of Asagami Fujino, a Kara no Kyokai secondary character who is raped repeatedly by a group of men, until she receives supernatural powers and uses these to take violent revenge on her tormentors. With all warnings due, this video is not intended for audiences under 18 (contains graphic violence and nudity). The heavy, athmospheric soundtrack is provided by OSI – a progressive/industrial “supergroup” featuring the talents of Jim Matheos (Fates Warning) on guitar and Kevin Moore (ex-Dream Theater, Chroma Key) on keyboards, with guest drumming by Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree, King Crimson) and vocals/lyrics by Tim Bowness (No Man).
This is not a complete video, by which I mean that this is a re-working of my sketches from an unsuccessful project into a smaller and more manageable idea. Instead of using the whole song as I originally planned, I simply cut off the last 1/3 of it and let things go from there. What developed was a complete video in itself, but one with compact scope and relatively simple editing. If it seems a little too unfinished and segment-like, that’s because it’s supposed to be. This is, for all purposes, simply a tidied-up sketch. It took approximately 7 hours of editing to complete.
This video has been released parallel to my Only Silence video, for a reason – this was originally the song I was going to use for my “big” Kara no Kyokai video, but as I approached it more closely I realized that I would not be able to get the kind of pacing I wanted to relate, and not have enough footage to pull off a sensible but sufficiently intense “No Celebrations” video. So I chose a different song from the same album for that project, but kept this one in the back of my head. In the end, the results are for you to judge – it was really just a good diversion for me.
Thanks for watching!
With special thanks to:
Radical_Yue - footage, pestering, pangya, speedruns
orwell - music pimping