2006 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title: Film Music By Toru Takemitsu Vol. 6
CD Label: Victor Musical Industries, Inc.
CD Number: VICG-5129
Music by: Toru Takemitsu
Number of tracks: 9
Running time: 71:31
Number of discs: 1
Year of release/manufacture: February 21, 1991


This CD kind of surprised me. I'm not familiar with the films this music is from. Track 1 got off to a bit of a bad start sounding like something that needed the movie to appreciate but got better. Track 2 surprised me with what sounded in some places like Spanish or Mexican music considering the title of the film it's from. For the most part this CD sounds very good as a stand alone listening experience. Some of it may be better suited for the movies they come from but hold up pretty well on their own. Overall a pleasant listening experience.

  1. Kyo (1968) (07:03)
  2. Taiheiyo Hitori-bocchi (1963) (18:39)
    (aka "Alone Across the Pacific", "Alone on the Pacific" (USA), "My Enemy the Sea" and "The Enemy, The Sea")
  3. Koto (1963) (02:55)
    (aka "Twin Sisters of Kyoto")
  4. Niju-Issai No Chichi (1964) (02:58)
  5. Ki No Kawa (1966) (18:19)
  6. Akogare (1966) (07:30)
    (aka "Once a Rainy Day")
  7. Nyotai (1964) (03:04)
  8. Subarashii Akujo (1963) (03:13)
    (aka "Wonderful Bad Woman")
  9. Shiawase (1974) (07:23)