Sunday, March 2, 2008

"もののけ姫 (Princess Mononoke)" [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (Tokuma Japan Communications, 1997)

Artist: Joe Hisaishi
Album: "
もののけ姫 (Princess Mononoke)" [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
Release Date: 1997
Label: Tokuma Japan Communications
Genre: Soundtrack, Instrumental, Japanese, Classical
Mood: Eerie, Heroic, Nostalgic, Epic
Reminds Of: Kenji Kawai, Chieco Baisho, Taku Iwasaki
What People Think: AllMusicGuide
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1. The Legend Of Ashitaka
2. The Demon God
3. The Journey To The West
4. The Demon Power
5. The Land Of The Impure
6. The Encounter
7. Kodamas
8. The Forest Of The Gods
9. Evening At The Ironworks
10. The Demon God II-The Lost Mountains
11. Lady Eboshi
12. The Tatara Women Work Song
13. The Furies
14. The Young Man From The East
15. Requiem
16. Will To Live
17. San And Ashitaka In The Forest Of The Deer God
18. Princess Mononoke Theme Song Instrumental Version
19. Requiem II
20. Princess Mononoke Theme Song
21. The Battle Drums
22. The Battle In Front Of The Ironworks
23. The Demon Power II
24. Requiem III
25. The Retreat
26. The Demon God III
27. Adagio Of Life And Death
28. The World Of The Dead
29. The World Of The Dead II
30. Adagio Of Life And Death II
31. Ashitaka And San
32. Princess Mononoke Theme Song
33. The Legend Of Ashitaka Theme

Grand, sweeping orchestral music occasionally coupled with synth to create an unusual and effective sound. The music is passionate and always conveys a message even without the aid of the movie. Joe Hisaishi's use of clear leitmotifs helps the listener follow the story without being too obvious (or too subtle!).This soundtrack is rife with emotion, with the heroic yet sad anthem of the Legend of Ashitaka, the intense battle of the Demon God, the somber Requiem, and the otherworldly sound of the World of Dead. It manages to evoke images of people and events.Naturally, it works phenomenally with the movie. I am a huge fan of this film, and the soundtrack is one of the reasons for that. I can't imagine the film being as good without this music. But that's not to say that you need to see the film to enjoy the soundtrack, because that would be entirely untrue.I guess what I'm saying is that it's amazing. It's worth your time, guaranteed.

(source: user: yellowarcher)

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