Kenji Kawai - Ghost In The Shell: Original Soundtrack (Limited Deluxe Edition) (LP + 7")
Limited edition LP version. Includes 7" and extensive 24-page liner notes; Japanese obi; Sleeve with silver gilt printing.
We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records present the ﬁrst ever official vinyl pressing of the soundtrack for Mamoru Oshii's critically acclaimed and all around legendary science ﬁction anime ﬁlm Ghost In The Shell (1995), adapted from Masamune Shirow's groundbreaking manga series of the same name. The haunting score is composed by Kenji Kawai, one of Japan's most celebrated soundtrack composers alongside Joe Hisaishi and Ryuichi Sakamoto, whose work includes Hideo Nakata's Ring (1998) and Ring 2 (1999), Death Note (2006), Hong Kong ﬁlms Seven Swords by Tsui Hark (2005) and Ip Man by Wilson Yip (2008), and countless others.
Kawai's compositions see ancient harmonies and percussions uncannily mesh with synthesized sounds of the modern world to convey a sumptuous balance between folklore tradition and futuristic outlook. For its iconic main theme "Making Of Cyborg", Kawai had a choir chant a wedding song in ancient Japanese following Bulgarian folk harmonies, setting the standard for a timeless and unparalleled soundtrack that admirably echoes the ﬁlm's musings on the nature of humanity in a technologically advanced world.
Ghost In The Shell is widely considered one of the best anime ﬁlms of all time and its inﬂuence has been felt in the work of numerous movie directors, including James Cameron's Avatar (2009), the Wachowskis's The Matrix (1999), and Steven Spielberg's AI: Artiﬁcial Intelligence (2001). For fans of anime, manga, movie soundtracks, science ﬁction, ambient, folklore, Japan, Akira (1988), artiﬁcial intelligence, Midori Takada.
Cut from the original master reels at Emil Berliner Studios (formerly the in-house recording department of renowned classical record label Deutsche Grammophon), the album comes in two versions: a standard LP and a limited collector's edition which comes housed in a sleeve with silver gilt printing and includes the LP, a bonus 7", Japanese obi, and extensive 24-page liner notes.
謡I - Making Of Cyborg
謡II - Ghost City
謡III - Reincarnation
Bonus 7": 挿入歌 毎天見一見! (See You Everyday)
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