RFI: Yoko Kanno Soundtracks

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So, more or less blindly, I bought the first two volumes of the Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex soundtracks. They're fucking mind-roasting. Drum 'n' bass, jazz, industro-metal guitar crunch, gabba beats underpinning kiddy-voices a la the Akira soundtrack, male vocals that sound like Gibby Haynes circa Psychic...Powerless...Another Mans Sac rapping about CNN and BBC...anything and everything I could ever want is on these two CDs. So my question is, what else do I need by Yoko Kanno, and since I know she jumps from style to style depending on the film, please offer relatively detailed sonic descriptions. Or just testify to her undying brilliance.

pdf (Phil Freeman), Monday, 6 February 2006 18:37 (fifteen years ago) link

Cowboy Bebop soundtracks: OST 1, 2, and 3... the vast majority is simply incredible. Everything from the theme song (Tank!) to mellow sad bits like Waltz for Zizi. A few songs are not worth it--Rain is dreadful. In general these are more jazz/traditional rock influenced than what you have.

Cowboy Bebop: The Remixes Music for Freelance is also excellent--the Ian Pooley remix is a favorite.

I wasn't impressed with her Escaflowne music, too repetative without any dynamics.

here's a full listing of her work: http://www.jameswong.com/ykproject/disc/music.php

patita (patita), Monday, 6 February 2006 18:55 (fifteen years ago) link

you might also enjoy this:

patita (patita), Monday, 6 February 2006 20:25 (fifteen years ago) link

Yeah, there's a great box set of Kanno's Bebop stuff that's priceless.
Search 'Green Bird' NOW

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 7 February 2006 05:16 (fifteen years ago) link

fourteen years pass...

14 years, the SAC 1&2 soundtracks still bang.

Maresn3st, Monday, 14 September 2020 16:04 (nine months ago) link

eight months pass...

This, this is good. This is very very good.

Yoko Kanno, the composer behind the iconic soundtrack of the original COWBOY BEBOP anime will be creating the soundtrack for the new Live Action Series. Also confirmed...Cowboy Bebop is coming this Fall. #GeekedWeek pic.twitter.com/6lHZQcoFR6

— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) June 8, 2021

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 8 June 2021 16:57 (one week ago) link

There's some very good stuff on the two Zankyou No Terror/Terror in Resonance soundtrack disks. The closing theme is especially poignant.

screator, Thursday, 10 June 2021 03:09 (five days ago) link

With her involvement, I've upgraded the upcoming live-action show from "will never watch" to "will watch and probably dislike". Netflix has a horrendous track record with anime -> live-action and I'm not sure Kanno can save this but I'm intrigued

Vinnie, Thursday, 10 June 2021 10:36 (five days ago) link

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