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English Title: Les Miserable
Japanese Title: Les Miserable
CD Label: BKM
CD Number: G.R.AI-01
Music Composed by: Akira Ifukube
Music Performed by: Bukimisha Weird Secret Society
Takeo Yahiro & Friends
Number of tracks: 12
Running time: 25:10
Number of discs: 1
Year of release/manufacture: October 27, 2013

REVIEW

March 09, 2014

The "Les Miserable" CDR is an arrangement for electronic instruments and four voices of some of Ifukube's more somber music. Upon listening to this CD I did indeed find the music to be somber and in some cases dirge like. That sounds bad but it actually is quite moving music. The CD comes with no case or inserts, just the CD as pictured above. At 25:10 this CD is shorter than most from this group and there were no hidden tracks. And yes, the track listing is as exactly listed on the website (http://www.bukimi.com/maal/grai01.html. In their own weird way you can see that instead of numbering the tracks 1-12 they chose to skip several numbers.

As with previous CDs in the series, this disc can be ordered directly from the artists. Visit their English web page at: http://www.bukimi.com/maal/hanpu_english.html, http://www.bukimi.com/maal or email Takeo Yahiro (yah@bukimi.com) for more information.

Les Miserable (G.R.AI-01)

  1. No. 1
  2. No. 3
  3. No. 4
  4. No. 5
  5. No. 6
  6. No. 10
  7. No. 11
  8. No. 12
  9. No. 13
  10. No. 16
  11. No. 17
  12. No. 20