Before kicking the photos off, I'd like to link a few preceeding albums:
Ant'lrd's "Cherubian," which I released on Moss Archive this year:
Bastian Void's "Adapter," which was released on Japanese label, birdFriend:
Bastian Void / Ant'lrd tour split, which was released on Japanese label Muzan Editions:
Takahiro Mukai's "Superficial Vein," which I released on Moss Archive
Endurance's "Heteros," which I released on Moss Archive. This guy runs Muzan Editions:
My set with Foodman on NTS radio:
Equip / Bastian Void / R23X / Ant'lrd in Vancouver
We arrived in Akihabara at night!
Our first bowls of ramen...
First show of tour... Halloween night in Shibuya
Our Posters in the elevator up to 7th Floor
Ant'lrd Live at 7th Floor
Sharing the stage with FOODMAN:
Group shot with Takahide a.k.a 食品まつり a.k.a foodman
... Cropped for privacy!
Kazuma, our tour manager, on the balcony outside 7th Floor... (someone at the show had weed. A rare treat in Japan!)
Halloween night in Shibuya! It's no joke.
Ant'lrd - gachapon king!
Ant'lrd and I rocked the Dodonpachi machine above Super Potato in Akihabara.
Kanda River, Tokyo
DJ Dirty Dirt (professional tape enthusiast) at FORESTLIMIT in Tokyo
A true punk basement in Japan. Cigarette cave.
Bar Bonobo in Harajuku. We played that chillout room up top.
A video from that night:
H. Takahashi live at Bonobo
BEEP - Vintage PC Game store in Akihabara.. utterly amazing.
The best arcade in Akihabara - forgot the name.
Figurine Fever! Nakano Broadway in Tokyo
Best sushi of my life...
Setting up at HARMONIE in Kanazawa
Lounging. Kanazawa. We had to write our order down in Kanji. Intense.
Amazing game bar in Kanazawa called Hello World.
View from our hostel balcony in beautiful Kanazawa.
Shochu on the roof in Osaka.
Urbanguild in Kyoto
Cyberpunk alleyway in Kyoto
Pre-show food quest in the streets Kyoto at night.
Endurance live at Urbanguild.
Takahashi Hattori live at Urbanguild! Amazing AV set.
With Takahashi Hattori - incredible composer!
Shrine atop Mt. Ikoma
Endurance. Urban explorer extraodinaire!
Streets of Osaka
Subarine bar. Totally silent inside, save for the whirring of ventilation fans. Cyberpunk af. Best Gin & Tonic of my life.
Nerding out with YPY (birdFriend Tapes)
Last show of tour...
7FO - dub master
Our last bowl of Ramen, back in Tokyo. Best bowl of the entire tour!
Thanks so much to all my amazing friends and chosen family who helped make this tour a success!
Colin (Ant'lrd), Equip, Kazuma Sasajima, Josh (Endurance, Muzan Editions), Hino (birdFriend, YPY), Chris Konopka for the tour visuals, Mark Junker, Takahiro Mukai, 7FO, H. Takahashi, Yung Hirai, KATO at Forestlimit, and Takahide (Foodman)!!!!
Here's my ten favorite videogames I snagged while in Japan:
Mars Matrix: Hyper Solid Shooting
Geki-Oh Shooting King
Zero Wing (ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US)
Also a huge shoutout to everyone who I played with and everyone who helped me out in 2017!
That includes Mark McGuire, Stany (Euglosine), Peter Tran (Curved Light), Tim Davison, EAB, John Brown (World Cup), Kevin Greenspon, Mickey O'Hara, Abdul Sherzai, Ryan Kayhart, Peter Seligman, Lee Tindall (Belarisk), & my chose fam: Nick, Brian + Marg, and my amazing, brilliant partner Shawna.
Finally, here's a clip of FOODMAN playing in my room this summer: