© 2006 Lawrence Tuczynski
|Title||Village of 8 Gravestones|
|Japanese Title||Yatsu haka-mura|
|CD Label||Shochiku Co., Ltd. / SLC Inc.|
|Music Composed by:||Yasushi Akutagawa|
|Music Performed by:||Tokyo Concert Orchestra|
Shin-Nihon Philharmonic Orchestra (Tracks 23 & 24)
|Music Conducted by:||Yasushi Akutagawa|
|Number of tracks||24|
|Number of discs||1|
|Year of release/manufacture||January 24, 1996|
|Year of movie release||1977 (aka "Village of the Eight Tombs ")|
I have listened to this CD several times now and enjoy it very much. The music on this CD is the soundtrack to a 1977 Japanese horror film, yet the music sounds nothing at all like what you would expect in such a film. The first 18 tracks are very soothing and relaxing to listen to. It's only from track 19 to the end that you get music that is a little more intense and mysterious sounding and seems like it could fit into a horror movie or mystery drama.
I have never seen the film this music is from but would like to sometime to see how the music is used in the film. Supposedly it was released in the U.S. in 1978 by Shochiku Films Ltd. in a subtitled form. I'll have to see if I can track down a copy one of these days. In the meantime I highly recommend this CD, especially if you are looking for some soothing, relaxing music to play in the background while you unwind from a hectic work day.
Village of 8 Gravestones
Translations courtesy of Jolyon Yates