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Hiroyuki Onogawa // August in the Water: Music for Film 1995-2005 LP

Hiroyuki Onogawa // August in the Water: Music for Film 1995-2005 LP

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This is a record released by film composer Hiroyuki Onogawa in March 2024 from mana in London, England.

Contains the soundtracks of Sosuke Ishii's films ``August in the Water'', ``Yume no Ginga'', and ``Kagamishin''. Comes with liner notes.

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12 "black vinyl.

tracklist:

  1. Sacrifice 03:19
  2. August in the Water 03:03
  3. Oiyama 03:51
  4. Ngare 03:02
  5. Melting Skin 02:30
  6. Dry Wind & The Memory of Stone 04:08
  7. Labyrinth of Dreams 04:27
  8. Endless 03:38
  9. Reverse 01:32
  10. Night Flying 03:14
  11. Kyoshin 03:36
  12. August in the Water (2005) 03:12

Text excerpt by Mana Records:

"Sublime ethereal minimalism from Hiroyuki Onogawa on this retrospective compilation album for Mana, the first dedicated release and remaster of his soundtrack compositions.

The album August in the Water: Music for Film 1995-2005 plots a decade of Onogawa's compositions for films by the renowned filmmaker Gakuryū Ishii (formally known as Sogo Ishii). Ishii's left-field and trailblazing cinema has proven highly influential - Crazy Thunder Road (1980) is frequently cited as the starting pistol for the Japanese cyberpunk genre [1] - and unfathomably difficult to source outside of Japan. This, coupled with the mysterious and artistic nature of the films, has seen him build a cult-like following . Most of his oeuvre remains undistributed outside Japan, though Third Window Films has recently taken great strides toward making some titles available internationally.

This retrospective publication, sequenced into an album by Onogawa himself, spans a fertile period of collaboration with Ishii, through soundtracks for three remarkable films: August in the Water (1995), Labyrinth of Dreams (1997), and Mirrored Mind (2005). Each feels texturally and sensually linked with the spiritual, ambient, dreamlike quality that lingers in Onogawa's music.

The sound Onogawa conjures for these films is elegant and patient, often minimal or essential in form, but saturated in a poetic emotion and atmosphere that feels strange and otherworldly, touched by the metaphysical in subtle ways. Boundaries are crossed between New Age and science fiction , locating afulness bliss, melancholy and paranoia within the same spectrum, and moving toward an enchanting sense of mood and color..."

Artist: Hiroyuki Onogawa

Label: Mana Records

CAT No.: Mana020

This is a record released by film composer Hiroyuki Onogawa in March 2024 from mana in London, England.

Contains the soundtracks of Sosuke Ishii's films ``August in the Water'', ``Yume no Ginga'', and ``Kagamishin''. Comes with liner notes.

-----------------------------------------

12 "black vinyl.

tracklist:

  1. Sacrifice 03:19
  2. August in the Water 03:03
  3. Oiyama 03:51
  4. Ngare 03:02
  5. Melting Skin 02:30
  6. Dry Wind & The Memory of Stone 04:08
  7. Labyrinth of Dreams 04:27
  8. Endless 03:38
  9. Reverse 01:32
  10. Night Flying 03:14
  11. Kyoshin 03:36
  12. August in the Water (2005) 03:12

Text excerpt by Mana Records:

"Sublime ethereal minimalism from Hiroyuki Onogawa on this retrospective compilation album for Mana, the first dedicated release and remaster of his soundtrack compositions.

The album August in the Water: Music for Film 1995-2005 plots a decade of Onogawa's compositions for films by the renowned filmmaker Gakuryū Ishii (formally known as Sogo Ishii). Ishii's left-field and trailblazing cinema has proven highly influential - Crazy Thunder Road (1980) is frequently cited as the starting pistol for the Japanese cyberpunk genre [1] - and unfathomably difficult to source outside of Japan. This, coupled with the mysterious and artistic nature of the films, has seen him build a cult-like following . Most of his oeuvre remains undistributed outside Japan, though Third Window Films has recently taken great strides toward making some titles available internationally.

This retrospective publication, sequenced into an album by Onogawa himself, spans a fertile period of collaboration with Ishii, through soundtracks for three remarkable films: August in the Water (1995), Labyrinth of Dreams (1997), and Mirrored Mind (2005). Each feels texturally and sensually linked with the spiritual, ambient, dreamlike quality that lingers in Onogawa's music.

The sound Onogawa conjures for these films is elegant and patient, often minimal or essential in form, but saturated in a poetic emotion and atmosphere that feels strange and otherworldly, touched by the metaphysical in subtle ways. Boundaries are crossed between New Age and science fiction , locating afulness bliss, melancholy and paranoia within the same spectrum, and moving toward an enchanting sense of mood and color..."

Artist: Hiroyuki Onogawa

Label: Mana Records

CAT No.: Mana020