Review: My Neighbour Totoro is a 1988 critically acclaimed Japanese animated fantasy film, written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki for Studio Ghibli and Tokuma Shoten. The soundtrack, which has stood the test of time, is one of the contributing factors which makes the film so magical. Created by longtime Studio Ghibli composer Joe Hisaishi who is one of Japan's most prolific and celebrated composers, this soundtrack is one of the lightest in mood with the 20 tracks running in chronological order. Stunning, raw and powerful.
Review: Bernard Parmegiani was a French composer best known for his electronic or acousmatic music that passed away in 2013. Here Transversales Disques present a previously unreleased soundtrack of the 1982 film 'Rock' directed by Michel Treguer. Born in 1940, Treuger is a television producer, radio producer, journalist and writer also known for the popular early '90s television series 'Les compagnons de l'aventure'. Enjoy this limited edition remaster from the original tapes. Exclusive liner notes plus artwork by Jean-Philippe Talaga. Licensed from Claude Anne Parmegiani. Parmegiani has been cited as a major influence by the likes of Aphex Twin, Autechre and Sonic Youth.
Review: Some of you may remember Ricardo Vincenzo from his 2015 debut Pororoca Transatlantica, a two-track missive that blended South American production with all the warmth of sun-kissed downtempo electronica. If anything, this belated follow-up for esteemed Finnish label Sahko is even better. Vincenzo begins with the farmyard animal samples, rolling tribal percussion, African chants and rich electronic bass of "Cabras No Elevado Quilombia", before chopping and looping a dusty old tango track on the mid-tempo house pulse of "Onna No Yujo". On the flip you'll find the low-slung, post-dubstep creepiness of "Haru", where exotic vocal samples drift across a sparse but heavy beat pattern, and the aural trip to Morocco that is "Excellent Drom".