Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
The Hunted: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Genres: World Music, Pop, Soundtracks
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Okay, the movie bombed, but this CD has a few gems on it.
Adam Weiner | San Jose, CA USA | 01/28/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I'm not a fan of synthesizers for the most part, and this CD has a few tracks with nothing but. Still, they're bearable. What makes this CD a decent buy are the Kodo tracks - both new and old stuff. "Papa's Palm Wine" is from a previous CD, and is a light, melodic piece that's really quite good and fits amongst the variety on this CD. There's also "Matsuri", which is a rework of "Irodori", from their CD "Irodori". It's very good, and actually clips from that are in the movie (although unfortunately, horribly dubbed.) It's strong, dynamic, and as energetic as Taiko gets. Aside from the opening and closing tracks (both variations on The Hunted's main Taiko piece), there are a few other mentions: "The Battle" is a personal favorite, with three different sections - dissonant, random sounds, then a cycling, looping pattern, then the climax which chugs along like a train - a rhythmical train, that is. It's for the Kodo fan, not everyone. There are other tracks to fill it out, but again, the Taiko tracks are what make it worth a look."
Excelent Soundtrack, but needs more music
crazyboutkodo | Woodbridge, Virginia United States | 06/07/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Being a Kodo lover for many years, I was glad to see a motion picture director center and develop a story line around these phenomenal performers music. Granted the movie could have been better, but the music is what really made it enjoyable for me personally. My only reservations about the soundtrack was that all of the pieces performed were way to short. With the exceptions of the Main Theme, Ending Theme, and of course the full 9 minutes of Irodori in its entirety (AKA Matsuri). It would have rated much higher in my book, if the rest of the pieces on the soundtrack were filled amply. To me, a song 1 to 3 minutes long performed by Kodo...is...Well...Just not the Kodo I know and adore. If one ever gets the chance, these guys are a must see in the flesh. I doubt anyone would be disappointed."
Favorite soundtrack to a movie
crazyboutkodo | 11/28/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I had previously heard of Kodo, but after blindly buying the movie, I HAD to have the music to it separately. It is probably some of the coolest drumming that I've ever heard, and now I am looking into buying more cds from Kodo, and a band called Hiroshima. This music is full of energy! It's great!"