Film : Kikujiro
Composer : Joe Hisaishi
Kikujiro is the fourth collaboration between Takishi Kitano and Joe Hisaishi. The instrumentals sound analogous yet amusing. Hisaishi’s most famous composition ‘summer’, longest of all is the duo of piano and violin that stays with us till the album ends. ‘The Rain’ conveys melancholy through slow paced cello and Piano in the beginning and culminates with blissful solo. All other tracks either resemble summer or the rain with minor electronic touch. The score is entirely western except 'Mad Summer' in which Japanese drums tap the ears. If you are in to mood music, slow melodies or melancholy go for it.