Press Release from BSX:
Music Composed by Akira Ifukube, performed by the Spiritual Voices Of Akira Ifukube
Bukimisha once again tackles two complete Akira Ifukube scores with their unique ‘a Capella’ stylings. The classic KING KONG ESCAPES (1967) pits the great ape against robot double MechaniKong as they battle to the death hanging off Tokyo Tower. This score contains a delightful selection of new and familiar motifs highlighted by the touching theme for “Kong & Susan.”
Also included is the fan-favorite, all-out monster brawl, DESTROY ALL MONSTERS (1968)! The entire gang of popular Toho Studio “daikaiju,” including Godzilla, Rodan, and Mothra, are forced to crush mankind by evil invading aliens. Classic themes mix with new material and rousing battle cries!
For several decades Bukimisha, a self-proclaimed ‘secret society’ (whose name, pronounced “Boo-key-may-sha,” roughly translates as “Creepy Company”) has enthralled Japanese audiences with their amazing ‘a capella’ vocal stylings. They have transformed their love of film music into a unique art form and built an impressive catalog of over 150 albums, many featuring Ifukube’s vast library of classical compositions and complete film scores. Bukimisha was even given the opportunity to perform before the legendary composer at one of his final birthday celebrations.
BSX Records is proud to once more offer the unique performance art of Bukimisha to movie music fans around the world. BUKIMISHA: KING KONG DESTROYS ALL MONSTERS has been mastered by James Nelson at Digital Outland from the group’s original digital recordings all supervised and approved by Takeo Yahiro & their great mentor, Dr. Bukimi. Exclusive liner notes by author David Hirsch details the music featured.