Shoji Yamashiro

Akira - Vinyl Soundtrack

€ 23,60 EUR

Release: June 14, 2024

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  • Unique blend of traditional Japanese and futuristic sounds.
  • Eclectic mix reflects the movie's dystopian themes.
  • Traditional chants and taiko drums create a haunting atmosphere.
  • Synthesizers and orchestral elements complement visuals perfectly.
  • Polyrhythmic beats and gamelan scales add ritualistic tension.

Side A:

  1. Kaneda
  2. Tetsuo I

Side B:

  1. Tetsuo II
  2. Akira
  • Release date: 14-06-2024
  • Composer: Shoji Yamashiro
  • Label: Victory
  • Record size: 12"
  • Case type: Sleeve
  • Movie genre: Animated
  • EAN: 7427252392081
  • Colour: Black

The strength of the Akira soundtrack lies in its unique blend of traditional Japanese instruments and futuristic electronic sounds. Yamashiro weaves together an eclectic mix of influences, creating a sonic landscape that mirrors the dystopian and cyberpunk themes of the movie. The use of traditional chants, taiko drums, and Shakuhachi flutes alongside electronic synthesizers and orchestral elements generates a hauntingly mesmerizing atmosphere that perfectly complements the visuals on screen. The composer also drew from the chants of Noh, traditional Japanese theater. Combined with polyrhythmic drum machine beats and synths tuned to gamelan microtonal scales, these styles give a sense of ritualistic tension to the dystopian world of "Akira."


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