Dora Video is drummer and video artist Yoshimitsu Ichiraku. Dora blends frenetic drumming, video clips, audio samples and a touch of techinical wizardry to create some truly mind melting results. Dora takes movie clips, archival footage and news footage ripped straight from the latest headlines, syncs them to his drums and projects them onto a giant screen. It's a truly inspired mix of audio/visual collage, subversive social commentary and absurdism. Dora often targets scandal ridden Japanese celebrities and politicians and reproduces their wincing public humiliations on a giant projection screen much to his own and the audiences enjoyment. His most recent victim being the famous Kabuki actor Ichikawa Ebizo who was recently involved in a drunken bar brawl. Dora has made quite a name for himself not just playing alongside the likes of Acid Mother Temple and Keijo Haino but is also a frequent guest abroad at festivals, international art shows and culture events. So keep an eye on his schedule to see if he might be heading your way.
This DVD-R is volume 4 of Dora's own self released "Best Of" series recorded in Spain in 2006. The video is broken up into 12 chapters for each track and all the parts can be downloaded individually and played by themselves. If anyone has any trouble with the video format please let me know. The videos are encoded as mp4's to play on your iphone or PC/Mac. Enjoy!