Chthonic Comments On Music Video For "Takao"
posted Jun 8, 2011 at 4:11 PM by xFiruath.
Taiwanese black metal act Chthonic recently posted a new music video online for the single "Takao," which can be viewed at this location.
"The original version of this chorus is totally Taiwanese folk style, but the version that Ensiferum's singing sounds so Finnish folk! So amazing, we definitely want to share this version with our fans!" said Doris Yeh, leader and bassist of Chthonic.
Yu Tien, a popular Taiwanese Enka singer, also provided vocals for the original version of "Takao." The track is about Taiwanese soldiers departing from the Takao Harbor to join the Pacific War. "Yu Tien's voice perfectly provided the passionate vibe of the song." Doris said, "But not just passion, there are many kinds of emotions of these soldiers, they might be struggling, passion, or confused. You can find all these feeling in this song."
The band also commented on the filming: "In order to show the different emotions of this song, Chuang Chih-wen, the director of Takao's Music Video, filmed this video in a very different way. There are many slow shots with many different objects such as eagle, cherry blossoms, and even Type Zero fighter aircraft, which is considered as one of the most classic fighter aircraft during World War II.
"During the filming, the 80-year-old character who has kept working very hard with the crew. He even didn't want to get rest for hours. After the filming, he said 'My father was a soldier of Takasago army, now I'm playing his role, I have to make it perfect!' His comment touched everybody in the studio."
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