Ink Music: In the Land of the Hundred-Tongued Lyricist Solarmovie

Ink Music: In the Land of the Hundred-Tongued Lyricist (2009)


Everyone in Japan knows his work, yet few recognize his face. Chris Mosdell, British expatriate, pop lyricist, poet and visual artist, during his 30-year residence in Tokyo has written chart-topping hits with some of Japan's most influential musicians and composers, penned lyrics to anime film scores, and run with the multimedia underground of that city's avant-garde. Ink Music: In The Land Of The Hundred-Tongued Lyricist is a 90-minute documentary film detailing those artistic relationships in the expansive career of artistic word-smith, Chris Mosdell. Shot in HD on-location in Tokyo and Fukui, Japan, and New York City, USA, the film highlights Mosdell's rise from obscure expatriate bohemian poet to renowned lyricist for Japan's biggest band ever, Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO). The story is told through exclusive interviews. Tokyo itself also figures into the narrative as a major character, featuring copious clips of original footage from inside the city that inspires Mosdell's work.

Ink Music: In the Land of the Hundred-Tongued Lyricist Solarmovie
Release Date: 2009-06-18
Status: Released
Run time: 90 min / 1:30
Production Country: United States of America


Yoko Kanno
as Herself
Ryuichi Sakamoto
as Himself
Chris Mosdell
as Himself
Maaya Sakamoto
as Herself
Yukihiro Takahashi
as Himself
Kazuhiko Kato
as Himself
Tomio Mohri
Shuntaro Tanikawa
as Himself


Directing Brian Comerford Director
Directing Jeff Reece Director
Visual Effects Jeff Reece Visual Effects
Production Jeff Reece Producer
Sound Chris Mosdell Original Music Composer
Sound Yu Imai Original Music Composer
Crew Robert Muratore Cinematography