AKIRA: Synthetic Suite

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Biker Gang 02:47
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Clowns 02:03
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District 8 01:55
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Dewar Walls 01:46
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Nezu the Rat 01:38
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Sol Power 03:33
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Companion album to fan edit Akira: Ghosts on YouTube:

youtu.be/6fGIVS1ssQ4

I read the Akira manga for the first time in 2019, the year in which it takes place, and I found myself imagining it with a synthesized soundtrack in the style of my favorite 80s movies. The 1988 anime bears a certain amount of American influence in terms of pacing and action, but the avant-garde score (and sparing use thereof) is one way in which it diverges from its American contemporaries. Despite my sincere love and admiration for the music by Geinoh Yamashirogumi, I was interested in how changing the style of the score and the way it was used in the film would affect the viewing experience. I am an aficionado of synthesized scores of the 1980s, particularly those by Tangerine Dream, John Carpenter, Vangelis, Giorgio Moroder, Howard Shore, and Brad Fidel, so decided to try my hand at composing my own. I hope you enjoy the results of this experiment, not as a replacement for the original, but as if it were beamed in from an alternate universe.

Watch the entire film in HD with this score in place of the original on YouTube at the link above.

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released December 1, 2021

Simko

(Terrible Lie by Reznor)

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The Humaniac Portland, Oregon

The artist is comprised primarily of organic material with trace amounts of inorganic elements. The structure is bipedal when in an excited state, though supine when idle. Increasing signs of decrepitude.

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