This month we explore the world of Japanese cinema with music from Isao Tomita and Harumi Hosono as part of Red Bull Music Festival Tokyo.
Welcome to Tokyo Tangents, and this month we’re featuring Japanese cinema soundtracks. Japanese films have drawn on the talents of all sorts of prominent artists — from classic composers, to jazz and rock musicians, and electronic music producers. Rather than choosing based on the films, Masaaki Hara has picked tracks with a focus on the artists who composed them. The particular confines of the soundtrack genre are precisely what makes them so expressive.