2006 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title: Film Music By Toru Takemitsu Vol. 2
CD Label: Victor Musical Industries, Inc.
CD Number: VICG-5125
Music by: Toru Takemitsu
Number of tracks: 7
Running time: 72:09
Number of discs: 1
Year of release/manufacture: 12-16-1990


The first 4 tracks on this disc are very difficult to listen to on their own. Track 5 "Ibun Sarutobi Sasuke" (08:43), (aka "Samurai Spy") started off as much more list enable and even enjoyable. However about 3 minutes in it becomes slow and suspense like and only OK as a stand alone experience. Parts of this CD are excellent to listen to on their own but the majority is hard to if you aren't familiar with the films they are from.

  1. Kaseki No Mori (1973) (12:12)
    (aka "The Petrified Forest")
  2. Chinmoku (1971) (9:13)
    (aka "Silence")
  3. Utsukushisa To Kanashimi To (1965) (07:09)
    (aka "With Beauty and Sorrow")
  4. Ansatsu (1964) (08:45)
    (aka "The Assassin" and "The Assassination")
  5. Ibun Sarutobi Sasuke (1965) (08:43)
    (aka "Samurai Spy")
  6. Hanare Goze Orin (1977) (19:19)
    (aka "Ballad of Orin", "Banished", "Banished Orin" and "Melody in Gray")
  7. Akane-gumo (1967) (06:48)
    (aka "Clouds at Sunset ")