Somehow my mango waffle with vanilla ice cream I just ate, brought me to Wong Kar Wai’s ‘My Blueberry Nights’ last scene. The one I keep coming back to because the entire film is meant to come up to this point. The kiss scene. The cuts to the blueberry pie with melting ice cream. Love found. Life accepted.
Joe Hisaishi is well known as a japanese grand master who has composed and directed hundreds of epic scores for Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki animations ‘Totoro’, ‘Spirited Away’, ‘Laputa Castle In The Sky’, ‘The Wind Rises’, Takeshi Kitano’s movies ‘Kikujiro’, ‘Hanabi’, ‘Brother’, Yojiro Takita’s sentimental movie ‘Departure’, and still many more.
In circa 1980s to 90s, Hisaishi strengthened his reputation as one of the budding anime industry’s top musical contributors, his compositions would proceed to become some of the very hallmarks of early anime. Hisaishi also composed for such TV and movie hits .
He also did theme song arrangements and composed other anime opening, closing, and insert title theme songs such as Maho Shojo Lalabel (1980), Hello! Sandybell (1981), Meiken Jolie(1981), Voltron (1981), Ai Shite Knight (1983), Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel: Curtain Call (1986), and Kimagure Orange Road: The Movie (1988). As more exposure was given to Hisaishi and the anime industry, his career grew. He initiated a solo career, began to produce music, and created his own label (Wonder Land Inc.) in 1988.
Here’s few tracks from Joe Hisaishi’s 80s anime theme song. Let’s enjoy the mixing tape.
01. (00:00) Main Theme – “Venus Wars”
02. (03:00) Shakunetsu no Circuit (Red Hot Circuit)
03. (06:48) Techno Police – “Techno Police 21C”
04. (09:57) Love Theme
05. (13:34) Ouke no Monshou – Main Theme – “Ouke no Monshou” (Crest of the Royal Family)
06. (19:02) Carol
07. (22:57) Yume no Tsubasa (Wings of Dreams – Instrumental) – “Honoo no Alpen Rose: Judy & Randy” (Alpenrose of Fire Judy and Randy)
08. (24:20) Yume no Tsubasa (Wings of Dreams – Memory)
09. (26:18) Wakakusa no Negai (The Girl’s Wishes)
10. (30:06) Tsuioku no Bara (The Rose of Remembrance – Leonhardt Aschenbach)
11. (34:32) Theme of “Birth” – “Birth”
12. (39:07) Atsuki Kokoro ni (Heated Heart)
13. (42:11) Presence III – Robot Carnival “Presence”
14. (44:59) Heart & Hand – Robot Carnival “Starlight Angel”
15. (49:11) Arion – Main Theme – “Arion”
16. (51:21) Resphoina
17. (57:14) Tori no You ni (Like a Bird) – “Kimagure Orange Road: I Want to Return to That Day”
You don’t always need gun battles, explosion and spectacularly choreographed mayhem to enjoy a movie, sometimes what you (maybe only me) need just sitting back and watching visually hypnotic about a young boy’s journey to deliver homework back to his friend. The ending shot would bring a smile and warm into your heart. And also the wide-eyed lead child actor with this earnestness and expression makes you get into the shoes of a child once again. Thank you Abbas Kiarostami. You may rest in peace. Salute.
There are also few names Iranian filmmakers you should check their works, there are Majid Majidi ‘Children of Heaven’, Shirin Neshat ‘Women Without Men’, and Marjane Satrapi with her famous ‘Persepolis’ and ‘Chicken with Plum’.
a poetic video from my first collaboration project under #mikrosilcinema which is done with a favorite talented girl, Ebee. this instant and spontaneously work was done for less than 15 hours. I captured the footage in the morning when the sparkle sun glimpse on my bed beautifully, and decided would use the shots for a minute clip then invited Ebee to put some words on the visual I composed. with the touch of soundscape from James Iha’s Linda Linda Linda score ‘Son No Yume’, the visuals and words work amazing.
kindly check the video I uploaded under my instagram account, please click here 🙂
Here’s my latest project on my instagram account called “Mikrosil Cinema”, you can find it by searching #mikrosilcinema on instagram. The concept for this project is creating a very short video which suits instagram format duration 60 seconds or less. Hope you enjoy watch it and I gladly open for any collaboration opportunities for this humble project 🙂
here they are Clod B, Pogo, and Jeesh. remix using the japanese dub of Studio Ghibli’s film; My Neighbour Totoro, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Castle In The Sky.
help the aged,
one time they were just like you,
drinking, smoking cigs and sniffing glue.
help the aged,
don’t just put them in a home,
can’t have much fun in there all on their own.
give a hand, if you can,
try and help them to unwind.
give them hope & give them comfort ‘cos they’re running out of time.
in the meantime we try.
try to forget that nothing lasts forever. No big deal so give us all a feel.
funny how it all falls away.
when did you first realise?
it’s time you took an older lover baby.
teach you stuff although he’s looking rough.
funny how it all falls away.
help the aged…~