“Light of Love” featuring Lady Alma (Mark de Clive-Lowe Remix) is available from iTunes here or from Amazon MP3 here. If you prefer FLAC or WAV (or any other format imaginable), the song is also available at Bandcamp here.
French anime website, Catsukarecently featured the Light of Love anime video and its director, Jamie Vickers on its pages, giving a bit more insight into the origins of the video (which was in fact a pilot for a television show). From Google Translate:
Jamie Vickers is one of those rare leaders foreigners working in Japan in the background. I had already relayed his demo tape, which allowed to realize that he hosted for people like Koji Morimoto (on Dimension Bomb in Genius Party Beyond) or Masaaki Yuasa (on Kemonozume). And doing research on anything else, I came across a video clip passed unnoticed, he realized, design and animation in the (fire) Daisuke Nakayama Studio Realthing: Light of Love to Yameen and Lady Alma. We could already see the clip in his demo tape, with a new name – The Sound of Fire – and presented as a pilot.
The Light of Love anime video was in fact a slice of a pilot called “Sound of Fire” originally based on the song “Fire” from my album, Never Knows Best. The video was designed, directed and animated by Jamie and produced by Japanese anime studio, RealThing in the Shibuya Ward of Tokyo, Japan. The video’s executive producer was Yujiro Funato. And of course there was a cast of talented artists who have helped bring the video to life:
Production – Realthing
Executive Producer – Yujiro Funato
Producer / Creative support – Norifumi Fujita
Direction / Animation – Jamie Vickers
CGI Direction – Mayu Hirano
Animation / Color Design – Yuko Ueno
Thanks to Catsuka for featuring the video.
Check out Jamie’s 2010 animation reel directly below, and the Light of Love video follows.
Fire (Original mix)
Fire (Yameen’s Direct Drive Remix)
Fire (Blockhead Remix)
Spirit Walker (Original mix)
Spirit Walker (Mike Ladd Remix)
Pull Ya Cash Out
Light of Love (Original mix)
Light of Love (Mark de Clive-Lowe Remix)
I just noticed Firefox 3.6 and higher lets you re-skin the browser using “Personas” to give it a unique, personalized look. I thought it would be dope to make a Yameen one featuring some of the pixel art we’ve been working on. Check it out (click for a larger view):
That’s me on the wheels of steel playin the dope rooftop party!
This is a Philly-themed persona featuring the famous Rocky statue (as featured in the movie) and the LOVE Park sign.
Make sure you have Firefox 3.6 or higher installed (for Mac, PC or Linux). Then, click the link below to set the persona:
This is the final album in the Never Knows series. It features the remix instrumentals from Never Knows More (featuring Mark de Clive-Lowe, Blockhead, Mike Ladd, and myself) as well as an alternate “Spirit Walker” vocal mix by Mike Ladd we are calling the “Pajama Jammy Jam Mix”.
1. Light of Love feat. Lady Alma (Mark De Clive-Lowe Remix) – Instrumental
2. Fire feat. Casual & Georgia Anne Muldrow (Blockhead Remix) – Instrumental
3. Spirit Walker feat. Georgia Anne Muldrow (Mike Ladd Remix) – Instrumental
4. Pull Ya Cash Out feat. Maylay Sparks, Reef The Lost Cauze & DJ Icewater – Instrumental
5. Fire feat. Casual & Georgia Anne Muldrow (Yameen’s Direct Drive Remix) – Instrumental
6. Spirit Walker feat. Georgia Anne Muldrow (Mike Ladd’s Pajama Jammy Jam Mix)