ハッピー・バースディ(トゥー・ユー)! Akira Ifukube

A haiku-like tone seems to be emerging here at Technicolor Dreams: life, death, life, death, life…so let’s cheer the existence of the late Japanese composer who created some of the most memorable themes in film history. His slow massive GOJIRA score is legendary and as necessary to the monster as John Barry’s music is to James Bond. The Toho sci-fantasy genre would be almost unthinkable without his soundtracks. To savor his artistry, enjoy this “Symphonic Fantasia,” a montage of familiar music from a host of 1960’s Toho kaiju epics. Kampai!

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