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==The Face, Astor Magic, and Golden Flowers==
 
==The Face, Astor Magic, and Golden Flowers==
Not much is known about these videos, but several of the songs are available. "The Face" is a song by Osamu Sato, "Astor Magic" is a song by The Sync off of their album "Beat the System". "Golden Flowers" is speculated to be by Sato, because of an item in Eastern Mind with the [[Golden Flower|same name]].
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Not much is known about these videos, but several of the songs are available. "The Face", also known as "Face the Music" is a song by Osamu Sato with several different mixes. "Astor Magic" is a song by The Sync off of their album [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkvyXzE3FFE Beat the System]. "Golden Flowers" is speculated to be by Sato, because of an item in Eastern Mind with the [[Golden Flower|same name]].
  
 
==Alphabetical Animals==
 
==Alphabetical Animals==

Latest revision as of 11:32, 31 March 2021

Screenshots from the Wired article discussing Compu Movie.

Compu Movie is a VHS tape released by Tierrart (ティエラルト) in February 1994, featuring a collection of Amiga and Macintosh computer animations produced by OSD for various clients. It was only available for purchase through the company, in a similar fashion to the Linen Sampler promo CD. Compu Movie's page on the old OSD website (Japanese) claims it features music by Shinobu Narita, Sato himself, and The Sync (produced by Goh Hotoda).

A print advertisement for Compu Movie was discovered by Chia, which contained a list of its contents:

Deme Kume Chame-Go

In Sato's Next Beat interview, there are brief clips of a 3D animation titled "Deme Kume Chame-Go". Shown below this title is the text "コンピュムービーより", which translates to "From Compu Movie".

The Face, Astor Magic, and Golden Flowers

Not much is known about these videos, but several of the songs are available. "The Face", also known as "Face the Music" is a song by Osamu Sato with several different mixes. "Astor Magic" is a song by The Sync off of their album Beat the System. "Golden Flowers" is speculated to be by Sato, because of an item in Eastern Mind with the same name.

Alphabetical Animals

The July 1994 edition of Wired magazine features a short interview with Sato, and also mentions the presence of an Alphabetical Orgasm video on Compu Movie. They most likely meant to say Alphabetical Animals instead, since the artwork in the video matches that series and it's labeled as such in the print advertisement and Next Beat interview. The magazine also claims that Compu Movie was "Macintosh-generated", although this may not pertain to every animation in the collection.

A presumably clipped version of the full video is available on OSD's YouTube Channel, titled "ABC.mov". In addition to fading out prematurely there's one screenshot in the Wired article, containing Sato's face, which is lacking from ABC.mov.

I LOVE YOU

This video on the OSD310 Youtube channel was speculated to be from Compu Movie for years before the print advertisement lent more credence to this theory.

The description claims it was produced for Tierrart, the same company which released Compu Movie. Like ABC.mov, it features elements (in this case, numbers) from Alphabetical Animals. It also appears to fade out prematurely, implying there's more to be seen.

Lastly, since several of the clips from the OSD310 channel ended up originating from The Esoteric Retina (Xia-Che, Trancemigration, The Earth is Round), it seems plausible that this would also be the case with Compu Movie.