it's been another long day for me. just to recap a bit, i had a hard time getting to sleep last night. when i eventually dozed off, i entered into dream land and had some very strange things appear. i can't seem to remember them right now, which i hate because some of them seemed significant. regardless, when i dream it's otherworldly and often indescribable, which all dreams usually are. one thing i do remember is seeing someone i love appear in the last dream. it's someone i miss and often think about. strange that when i woke up i happened to have a text from her...
in my dream state i heard music. i remember the tune because it's something very beautiful that always stuck with me. it's a classical piece created and conducted by japanese composer, Joe Hisaishi.
there is a scene in the movie, Spirited Away, that left me in awe at how brilliant it was shot. it's a simple segment in the film where the heroin and her buddy's, ride a train floating on the water. the song during this scene is called, "sixth station" it's a little depressing, but mostly beautiful and wonderfully shot. the landscape travels past at a good speed, but not so fast that we can't see what's in the distance. it's little things like that that make life better than what it is. it's inspirational and thought provoking. it sometimes feels like nobody take the time to stop and observe. i do that a lot. probably too much!!! lol
joe hisaishi started his career in 1974 by doing the music for a short animated program. he arose to fame with his scores for most of hayao miyazaki's movies. today i'm posting my two favorites, Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away. both of the soundtracks are great collections of classical work, along with some minimalism and brief electronic moments. the first album contains some really epic, sweeping scores that make you picture huge places and huge ideas. it's lush and organic in it's approach. and for the second album, it takes a seat back and resides in it's own, unique, style of minimalism music. there are whisper soft parts and intense roller coaster adventures. it's all great work and complements the movies very well. so, i hope you enjoy these albums and if you haven't, go see these two films NOW!!!