久石譲* ‎– 吉祥天女

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Animage ‎– ANL-1038
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Album title is read Kisshō Tennyo.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
LAGREC002 Joe Hisaishi Kisshō Tennyo (LP, RE, Pin) Lag Records LAGREC002 UK 2018 Sell This Version
TKCA-71916 久石譲* 吉祥天女(CD, Album, RE) Animage TKCA-71916 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
32ATC-4 久石譲* 吉祥天女(CD, Album) Animage 32ATC-4 Japan 1985 Sell This Version

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November 15, 2017
Joe Hisaishi - Kisshō Tennyo Lp - Transparent Pink Version // Limited Edition

https://www.lagrecords.com/product-page/joe-hisaishi-kissh%C5%8D-tennyo-lp-download-code-transparent-pink-version

Joe Hisaishi - Kisshō Tennyo Lp + download code + poster // Transparent Pink Version // Shipping 26/02/18 //

Lag Records is proud to announce its second release, an exclusive reissue of the 1984 LP, Joe Hisaishi - Kisshō Tennyo.

Whilst known worldwide for his elegiac scores to Studio Ghibli classics like Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away, it’s a different kind of soundtrack behind Kisshō Tennyo, intended as it was to be a musical accompaniment to an ‘80s manga of the same name. It’s also a showcase of Hisaishi’s lesser known talents as an electronic musician, shortly before he became composer of choice for world-renowned directors such as Hayao Miyazaki and Takeshi Kitano.

On Kisshō Tennyo we hear Hisaishi unleash synth arpeggios with all the suspense of a giallo horror. His cold minimalist ambience evokes the likes of Terry Riley. Tracks like 血の抗争 (‘Blood Feud’) meanwhile lighten the mood, running at car chase speed with the bounce of early YMO. All in all, befittingly beguiling music for the cartoon tale of a modern femme fatale who has the powers of an ancient deity (the eponymous Kisshō Tennyo or ‘吉祥天女’, to use the album’s Japanese title).

In the same spirit of the manga, Lag Records have combined the old with the new on Kisshō Tennyo. Licensed by Tokuma Japan Communications, the original release from classic anime label Animage comes with new artwork by Luna Monogatari, and a remastering courtesy of Jerome Schmitt at the AirLab. A download card and poster will be included with the gatefold LP.


Kisshō Tennyo is available for sale worldwide and we will be shipping out orders from 26/02/18