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.
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.
This episode covers Funayūrei 2. Continuing the painterly approaches to image combination, this film also devolves into some of the most abstraction of the entire series with an ending that reframes the whole.
This episode is Funayūrei 1. A new series with more painterly techniques. This video also happens upon current events and attempts to present a certain consideration of the moment.
This episode of The White Whale winds things down. Concluding Funayūrei's making, John brings us to the guest in his room uninvited and the curious happenings around the finality of the trilogy. It's an ending in a beginning.
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.
This episode dives into the "choose your own adventure" element to The Yōkai Trilogy's production as we move closer to Funayūrei and an eventual descent into the videos that came about as a result of this music.
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.
This episode shifts to Funayūrei, third and final album in The Yōkai Trilogy; initiating discussion of the third album while also previewing tracks from the upcoming release.