The Yokai Trilogy - Goodbye Yokai


This episode is the end of season 1. We say goodbye to Yōkai and go brave into the future. Covering the final films - Funayūrei 4 and 5 we see a full circle narrative arise from the combination of fifteen films. 

The Yokai Trilogy - Let's Talk About Bees


This episode is Funayūrei 3. Longest of the series at almost ten minutes. The film had a few stages of completion as it worked to become an extensive excavation of the life of bees and coordinates the narrative carried from the second through the third.

The Yokai Trilogy - Discovering Buried Ideas


This episode looks exclusively at the last film for Aokigahara and how it took making the feature film KliKt to excavate buried ideas feeding an understanding that informed the development of The Yōkai Trilogy's films.

The Yokai Trilogy - Unbalanced and Improper

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This episode presents a break down of Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' music video and launches into how to not make a film, yet derive a way of making from it. Professionalism be damned. It also ends with the last track of Aokigahara and bends closer to talking about the second record's films.

The Yokai Trilogy - Cohesion


This episode of The White Whale continues interrogating the films and dives into Garrett's history to learn more about what shapes the current work. Shifting from Jurassic Park to Fellini to the music video for Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit', this episodes shapes context and provides valuable considerations for The Yōkai Trilogy's visual layout possible.

The Yokai Trilogy - Defining Narrative on the Dark Side of the Moon


This episode turns the tables as John interviews Garrett about making the films. Discussion shifts from the films to previous work such as Trickery Mimicry and Public as a turn back tot he topic at hand.

The Yokai Trilogy - Christopher Hitchens and the Girl in the Corner

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This episode of The White Whale goes deeper into the dreams and strange happenings of Funayūrei's making. John starts having vivid dreams that lead him down a rabbit hole to Christopher Hitchens and eventually playing material for a girl who throws up in his guest room.

The Yokai Trilogy - Harry Partch and Tom Waits Walk Into a Bar

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This episode of The White Whale returns looks at how one develops an openness with creativity and thinking outside the box of art. Where do we get our ideas? How do we accept our voice and interpretation if the surrounding thoughts counter it as correct? Why does it matter that you find your own road?

The Yokai Trilogy - Absent Presence


This episode starts addressing the films and how they evolved the way John saw the music. The coincidences of construction keep building onto this new narrative, creating ripples in how everyone can interpret the work.

The Yokai Trilogy - Turn of the Screw


This episode looks at the classics by James, Poe, and Hawthorne to examine how limiting their structures of storytelling have become. For the modern day ghost story Aokigahara is much more than a name for a first record, but a conduit to ideas that may in fact bring us out of history.

The Yokai Trilogy - Backwards Foundationally


This episode looks at how sound running backwards and listening out of order became significant conduits to composition. "Start anywhere, go anywhere, and do anything" as John says. Being a decider of your own experience shapes your context.