Yamashiro Shoji's score will hit vinyl this September.
Dr. Yamashiro Shoji composed the Akira Symphonic Suite and brought it to life via the Geinoh Yamashirogumi collective, a group that featured hundreds of members. Some of the animation for Katsuhiro Otomo's classic 1988 film Akira was then crafted around the symphonic suite.
The Vinyl Factory reports that the Milan Records reissue, which they initially teased over a year ago, will include "extensive commentary by Dr. Yamashiro on everything from Akira to Geinoh Yamashirogumi to his work in advanced brain studies."
The stylistically diverse soundtrack has captured the imagination of electronic producers such as Bwana, who released an album of Akira remixes. The original pressing has gone for hefty sums on Discogs.
02. Battle Against Clown
05. Dolls' Polyphony
06. Exodus From The Underground Fortress
07. Winds Over Neo-Tokyo
Milan Records will release the Akira Symphonic Suite on September 15th, 2017.