Toru Takemitsu - Film Music

Today I get to fill another request. Thanks again to confucius for his suggestion.

Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996) was perhaps the greatest Japanese composer of all time. His music "wed the western aesthetics of impressionism and expressionism with the eastern aesthetic of meditation and contemplation. The resulting synthesis was an elegant exploration of musical chromatism, with little or no interest for dynamics." (source)

He also wrote many excellent film scores, most famously for Akira Kurosawa. This rare, Japan-only, 6-volume box set compiles some of his best and most popular work for film and is very difficult to find.

Vol 1.
Vol 2.
Vol 3.
Vol 4.
Vol 5.
Vol 6.

17 Comments:

At 7:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

God yes! Thanks!

 
At 10:45 PM, Blogger tom nihilist said...

GREATEST MP3 BLOG EVER!!!

 
At 10:56 PM, Blogger tom nihilist said...

. . . oh yeah, THANKS

 
At 9:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent.

 
At 9:18 PM, Anonymous brahms said...

Excellent, a great post thanks a lot

 
At 4:17 AM, Blogger zhao said...

all the blood just drained from my face.

THIS IS INCREDIBLE.

 
At 4:56 AM, Blogger zhao said...

between this and Feldman's #2... I'm in... well not exactly heaven... more like a very interesting and very enjoyable limbo between everything else in the universe... a place where I can concentrate and get loads of creative work done.

thank you so much.

 
At 6:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is indeed amazing, thank you!

 
At 5:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

after sifting through days of prog rock websites, all i could think about was how great it would be if someone happened to have a big compilation of toru takemitsu film music...
well hot damn.
Thank you immensely

 
At 7:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone have a title listing (maybe even with film and director listing) for this massive Takemitsu collection?

 
At 9:57 PM, Blogger public relations disaster said...

Film Music by Toru Takemitsu (JVC, 1990-91)

1 - Films directed by Masaki Kobayashi.
2 - Films directed by ????
3 - Films directed by Oshima Nagisa & Hani Susumu.
4 - Films directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara.
5 - Films directed by Akira Kurosawa, Ichiro Narugimahigashi, Shiro Toyota, Yoshio Norseha, Shohei Imamura.
6 - Films directed by Kon Ichikawa, Noboru Nakamura, Hideo Onchi.

hope that helps

 
At 3:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to recommend to you to change your ripping method/software, near the end of 'kaidan' for instance there are a lot of sound glitches.
recommendation: http://exactaudiocopy.de/
in combination with the lame mp3 encoder

 
At 7:10 AM, Blogger knowby said...

Sorry about the glitches. I did not rip this, I got it from another source.

 
At 4:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks!

Interesting, here there they talk about 7(!) CDs:
http://www.footlight.com/product.cfm?product_id=34949

 
At 1:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woah! Excellent! Volume One is still up, but can you please repost the next five?

 
At 8:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh!!!.....what happened?? The 6 links aren't working....Could you upload this music again, please?
I love Takemitsu!...

 
At 11:19 AM, Anonymous zacharias t. said...

the links are not working any more

 

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