Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Yoko Kanno, Hiroyuki Nagashima, Jun Miyaki|
Memories: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1996 Japan Anime Film)
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
3 films...3 soundtracks...4 stars
Matt | St. Louis, MO USA | 06/30/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The first soundtrack: Magnetic Rose
Composer: Yoko Kanno (w/Puccini)
Yoko Kanno opens this film with a wonderful choir and alto saxophone duet. The ambient interweavings are simply stunning. Other tracks are orchestral, with some synthesizer mixed in. One of my favorite tracks is "Radio-Mad Butterfly", which quotes the "Un Bel Di Vedremo" aria from Madama Butterfly by Puccini. This theme resonates through the film. A reprise of the opening Chorale closes the story. Wonderful.
Second Soundtrack: Stink Bomb
Composer: Jun Miyake
Vastly different from the last soundtrack, this is upbeat, hip, and jazzy. It almost has a playful, mischievous sound to it. "Nobuo's Groove" may be one of the coolest anime tunes ever written. Very cool.
Third Soundtrack: Cannon Fodder
Composer: Hiroyuki Nagashima
The weakest soundtrack, it is militaristic and synthesized. It cannot stand alone outside of the film."