© 2002 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title: GOUKAI Na GOJIRA (GODZILLA)
CD Label: BKM
CD Number: G.R.F.008
Music by: Akira Ifukube
Music Performed by: Takeo Yahiro & Friends
Number of tracks: 25
Running time: 41:42
Number of discs: 1
Year of release/manufacture: 2000

REVIEW

Updated May 16, 2002

"GOUKAI Na GOJIRA (GODZILLA)" (G.R.F.0800), released in 2000, contains vocal versions of music from the first Godzilla film, as well as many of the native-chant pieces from "King Kong vs. Godzilla", "Varan", "Atragon", "Mothra", "Godzilla vs the Thing", etc. The vocals are sung by a male vocal chorus consisting of Takeo and about ten of his friends, without instruments - even Godzilla's footsteps and roar (Track 1). Sometimes the vocals have words, but more often they are just sounds, as if the voices are instruments themselves.

This CD seems to be available only from the artist, Takeo Yahiro (yah@bukimi.com). Send him an e-mail for ordering information but be patient, as he does not speak much English and may take a little time to get back to you.

Also visit his website at: http://www.bukimi.com/maal/
Having this music done "a cappella" is just amazing to hear and very well done.

G.R.F.008 "GOUKAI Na GOJIRA (GODZILLA)"

  1. From "Bukimisha"
  2. From "Godzilla" Footsteps
  3. From "Godzilla" Main Title
  4. From "Godzilla" Godzilla Under The Sea
  5. From "Godzilla" Prayer for Peace
  6. From "Bukimisha"
  7. From "Baran, The Unbelievable" Main Title
  8. From "Baran, The Unbelievable" Baradagi, God of The Mountains
  9. From "Bukimisha"
  10. From "King Kong vs. Godzilla" Main Title
  11. From "King Kong vs. Godzilla" The Giant Devil I
  12. From "King Kong vs. Godzilla" The Giant Devil II
  13. From "Bukimisha"
  14. From "Atragon" The Prayer of the Mu Empire
  15. From "Godzilla vs. Mothra" Mothra's Song
  16. From "Bukimisha"
  17. From "Godzilla vs. The Thing" Mahala Mothra
  18. From "Godzilla vs. The Thing" The Sacred Fountain
  19. From "Yog, Monster from Space" The Prayer of Selgio Island
  20. From "Bukimisha"
  21. From "Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla" The Music of the Ancient Vegetation
  22. From "Bukimisha"
  23. From "King Kong vs. Godzilla" The Giant Devil III
  24. From "King Kong vs. Godzilla" The Giant Devil IV
  25. From "Bukimisha" (Prayer for Peace)

Q: What is Bukimisha?
A (from Takeo Yahiro): It is a very difficult question to answer.
There are two answers in this, and one is long, and one is short.

The long answer is...
"Bukimisha the Weird Secret Society" is the ordinary gathering of the creator well versed in each field, such as music, an image, and molding. As you felt, all of us are SF fans. Since the members who belong to "Bukimisha" are working by their category, respectively, the goal changes with member individuals. And my goal is practicing my idea "music's being the lingua franca in the world."

The short answer is...
I am sorry that I can't teach to you about our ultimate philosophy. Because we are the "Secret Society".