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Yoshihide Otomo


Label: HEADZ

Format: CD

Genre: Music from Japan

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The soundtrack for the movie Blue (directed by Hiroshi Ando and starring Mikako Ichikawa, winner of Best Actress at the 2002 Moscow International Film Festival), which was based on acclaimed comic artist Kiriko Nananan's comic book of the same title, was composed by internationally renowned musician Yoshihide Otomo known for his borderless sonic creations. Utilizing the basic musical material used in the film and the same musicians, Otomo did additional studio recordings to create another sonic version of Blue, which can be called a true masterpiece album. The beautiful and melancholic melodies subtely played on recorders and acoustic guitars are reminiscent of Otomo's work on his past album of film music Blue Kite, but this album has the dynamism of a band playing together and transcends the boundaries of a conventional soundtrack record. Otomo himself has stated that this record is his 'greatest work of film music' to date. Though Otomo may have been perceived as a staunch avant-garde artist until now, this record breaks away from that image and presents a subtle, delicate, pop, and emotional sound which should be a refreshing surprise to fans of Otomo's music, and even for people who listen to his music for the first time, it should be an unforgettable experience.
Cat. number: headz 4
Year: 2008

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