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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen years ago) link

you might also enjoy this:

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

fourteen years pass...

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

Maresn3st, Monday, 14 September 2020 16:04 (one week ago) link

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