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This is such a rare album, for a truly forgotten movie. Masahide Sakuma and dip in the pool’s soundtrack for 黒いドレスの女 (otherwise known as Kuroi Doresu No Onna/A Woman With A Blass Dress) hints at darker themes underlying the whole movie. The movie itself, one starring Tomoyo Harada, was a sexy noir movie based on […]

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/ April 17, 2017 / Comments Off on Yas Kaz: Shinran/Path To Purity (1987)

Yas Kaz: Shinran/Path To Purity (1987)

Originally recorded to soundtrack Rentarō Mikuni’s Jury Prize-winning Cannes film festival “Shinran: Path to Purity”, Yas Kaz’s own Shinran/Path To Purity does well to exist on its own, outside the cinema. Taking cues from the original story of Shinran, the Buddhist monk who promoted a very egalitarian method to spirituality/salvation, so does Yas Kaz transform his knowledge of Japanese […]

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/ February 15, 2017 / Comments Off on Michel Legrand: Brian’s Song (Themes & Variations) (1972)

Michel Legrand: Brian’s Song (Themes & Variations) (1972)

ho knows what’s going on in the air? Something in it is stirring me to share this wonderful compilation of music brimming with ideas that seem so gauche in our time. It seems like the sweeping, uber romantic, and grandiose music of Parisian Michel Legrand only gets fleeting kudos whenever someone speaks of French music in general, and film […]

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/ January 20, 2017 / Comments Off on Joe Hisaishi: 吉祥天女 Kichijoutennyo/Kisshō Tennyo (1984)

Joe Hisaishi: 吉祥天女 Kichijoutennyo/Kisshō Tennyo (1984)

  Now here’s someone’s backstory I can’t even begin to try to tackle. To be brief: pioneering Japanese composer and musician/violinist Joe Hisaishi might best be known for his timeless work soundtracking the vast majority of Studio Ghibli’s films and all of Hayao Miyazaki’s oeuvre. We all can fall in love with his music from Princess […]

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/ December 16, 2014 / Comments Off on Leonard Rosenman: Barry Lyndon Soundtrack (1975)

Leonard Rosenman: Barry Lyndon Soundtrack (1975)

Kubrick and friends – 1975 Now here’s something a bit out of step with the times. We all know Stanley Kubrick correct? Notorious perfectionist and quite intelligent artist whose muse seems to wander to and fro. In 1975, he treated film goers expecting some bit of shocking thrills to a bit of shocking melodrama. Barry […]

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