Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Music from the films of Takeshi Kitano: A Scene at the Sea (あの夏、いちばん静かな海)

A Scene at the Sea (あの夏、いちばん静かな海) is Kitano's third film but his first with legendary composer, Joe Hisaishi. This was the start of a decade long partnership between the two and it truly enriched Kitano's style and presentation throughout the 90's. Hisashi's compositions bring such warmth to the films and oddly compliment even the most perplexing and violent moments of Kitano's films. The film's protagonist, played by Claude Maki, is a deaf young man who wants to learn how to surf. Kitano stylistically made most of the movie in silence but allowed Hisaishi's soundtrack to speak for the characters and it fits perfectly. While not my favorite from either of them, A Scene at the Sea (あの夏、いちばん静かな海) marks an important point in both of their careers and is a fantastic listen and watch. Enjoy!

1. Silent Love (Main Theme)
2. Clifside Waltz I
3. Island Song
4. Silent Love (In Search Of Something)
5. Bus Stop
6. While At Work
7. Clifside Waltz II
8. Solitude
9. Melody Of Love
10. Silent Love (Forever)
11. Alone
12. Next Is My Turn
13. Wave Cruising
14. Clifside Waltz III

1 comment:

Sämi Spülwasser said...

Download link is unfortunately down. :(

Can you please re-upload this masterpiece?