Some of you have asked where it’s possible to watch Alberto and the Concrete Jungle, the soundtrack to which forms the bulk of my new album “Lost in Kino 2” — well, these days you can watch it for free on Amazon Prime! (You can also find it on YouTube – though I’m unsure if you’ll have to endure it with ads… lots of ads there lately..)
Alberto and the Concrete Jungle should have been a massive indie hit and launching pad — it was shot in the streets of NY and employed a cast of hundreds, and was a very ambitious debut feature from writer/director Chris Shimojima, someone I’ve had the great honor of collaborating with for nearly a decade.
But the film premiered in 2020 — the last event we had was a cast + crew screening on March 8th at the Anthology Film Archives — and then the world shut down. The film premiered at zoom festivals, drive-in festivals, Facebook Live festivals, and online virtual movie theaters. It’s never had a theatrical run, which, for a film of its ambition and size, is really a shame.
The soundtrack — a pocket orchestra recorded in my home studio with musicians coming in one by one — is really fun. Here’s an article about the recording and process.
I’m hoping that you’ll get a chance to see it!
Inna and I make an on-screen cameo appearance.
Enjoy + thank you!