Saturday, September 25, 2010

MTV Japan gets station ID spot directed by Shinya Tsukamoto and scored by Trent Reznor

by Chris MaGee

It was back in May that we posted a link to a bit of the soundtrack to Shinya Tsukamoto's "Tetsuo the Bullet Man". What made this soundtrack so post worthy was the fact that it was composed by Nine Inch Nails frontman (or only man for that matter) Trent Reznor. The father of Japanese indie cyberpunk and body horror films teaming up with one of the bigest names in industrial music? Made perfect sense and the result was amazing! Just follow the link above to take a listen. The combo had us wondering, hoping and praying that the two men would join forces again. Well, our prayers have been answered!

Wildgrounds Facebook account alerted us to this MTV station ID spot directed by Shiuya Tsukamoto with music provided by Trent Reznor. It's a major revisit to classic "Tetsuo" territory, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Wish we could report the video quality was better, but we can't. The music comes through crystal clear though so TURN IT UP!


Nicholas Rucka said...
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Nicholas Rucka said...

Whoops. Don't know what happened there.

Anyway, this was done back in the '90s. The Tetsuo 3 collab was the realization of a nearly 20 years old promise to collaborate. Trent was to contribute something to Tetsuo 2 but it got lost in the shuffle. Hence this MTV spot was them making good on that Tetsuo collaboration -- which is why it feels like old school Tetsuo.

As for Tetsuo 3 it was NIN and Tsukamoto finally making good on a collaboration that they'd wanted to do since Tetsuo 2.