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mercredi 14 janvier 2009
Toshirô Mayuzumi -- japanese soundtracks guru
Now for some 60s japanese soundtracks.
Some of the work of Toshirô Mayuzumi (1929-1997), composer of around 100 soundtracks, from early 50s to early 80s.
Best known for the score of John Huston's 'Reflections in a Golden Eye' in 1967 and 'The Bible: In the Beginning' in 1966
Initially researching european avant-garde and exp electronic music, he soon turned (as a film composer) to a more classical way to compose.
Furthermore, he took the time to conceptualize around 50 orchestral, wind band pieces and opera works.
Toshirô Mayuzumi - Black Sun (1963) 01 - Scene A 02 - Scene A2 03 - Scene B 04 - Scene C 05 - Scene D 06 - Scene E2 07 - Scene E3 08 - Scene F2 09 - Scene G 10 - Scene H
=> 100% jazz. classy and lounge. yet unusual ; track for Scene E2 is 10'36 cue. The next one is 8'28. Nice breaks. Great performers in this.
Toshirô Mayuzumi - The Bible: In the Beginning (1966) 01 - Creation of Adam 02 - Creation of Eve 03 - Cain and Abel 04 - Noah's Ark 05 - 40 Days and 40 Nights 06 - New Beginning 07 - Intermission 08 - Tower of Babel 09 - Abraham - Scene of Love 10 - Sodom 11 - Finale 12 - Theme from The Bible
=> orchestral works. Very much like a classy mid-60s should sound imo. It's good.
Finally, a compilation : Works of Toshirô Mayuzumi 01 - Theme - Waltz (1969) 02 - Crazy Society (1957) 03 - The Naked General (1958) 04 - Yuka (1964) 05 - Burning Flames (1964) 06 - Conflagration (1958) 07 - Nyanchan (1959) 08 - When a Woman Ascends the Stairs (1960) 09 - Street of Shame (1956) 10 - Hateful Beast (1962) 11 - You Can Succeed Too - Takuramakan (1964) 12 - Being a Woman (1958) 13 - Olympic Flame Relay - Arrival - Marathon Finale (1964)
If you find any of his electronic works, pliiz let me know :
* Boxing (1954) * X, Y, Z (1955) * Music for Sine Wave by Proportion of Prime Number (1955) * Music for Modulated Wave by Proportion of Prime Number (1955) * Invention for Square Wave and Saw-tooth Wave (1955) * Variations on Numerical Principle of 7 (1956 with Makoto Moroi) * Aoi no ue (1957) * Campanology for multi-piano (1959) * Olympic Campanology (1964) * Mandala for solo voice and electronic sounds (1969)