Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Geinoh Yamashirogumi - Ecophony Rinne (1986)

Tonight's main course is also another personal favorite. It consists of unsettling yet infinitely gorgeous music from the mysterious musical collective whom would later compose the soundtrack to cult anime classic Akira. Dark and cloying, this is possibly the most surreal instrumental-based album you'll ever run across...and no, I'm not joking. It gets under your skin after awhile...in more ways that one. From Farsidemusic.com-

"From 1986, Ecophony Rinne, (Reincarnated Orchestra) is a concept album in four movements based on the eternal cycles of birth, death and rebirth. This landmark recording saw the group fuse the traditional music of different cultures into a hi-tech wall of sound. Created by over 200 performers the music has a distincly East Asian flavour- Japanese shomyo type buddhist chants, Japanese drums, Balinese gamelan, Noh music, Tibetan percussion, together with synthesizers adding dynamic and dramatic effects."

Well, whatever. Let the darkness wash over you and ascend your soul to stranger planes.

Listen Here - "Dark Slumber"

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