Album release: Isle of Dogs original soundtrack
Release date: Digital 23 March 2018, physical formats 30 March 2018
Label: Abkco
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Isle of Dogs (Original Soundtrack) includes Academy Award winning composer Alexandre Desplat’s original score, compositions from acclaimed Japanese films Seven Samurai and Drunken Angel, The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band’s brand of American psychedelia, and The Sauter-Finegan Orchestra’s eccentric euphonies.

'I Won’t Hurt You' originally appeared as a B-side on the debut 1966 single by Los Angeles-based psychedelic group The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band. The Sauter-Finegan Orchestra was an American swing band formed in the 1950s that gained a reputation for using non-traditional instruments in their performances. Their 1952 single 'Midnight Sleighride' incorporates piccolo, xylophone, triangle, chanting, and, of course, sleigh bells. Japanese composer Fumio Hayasaka worked with legendary filmmaker Akira Kurosawa on many projects, including Seven Samurai (1954), one of the most referenced films in history. Isle of Dogs (Original Soundtrack) includes a composition from Seven Samurai, performed here by the Toho Symphony Orchestra, as a cinematic nod to Kurosawa’s work.


1, Shinto Shrine – Alexandre Desplat
2, Taiko Drumming – Kaoru Watanabe
3, The Municipal Dome – Alexandre Desplat
4, Six Months Later Dog + Dog-Fight Alexandre Desplat
5, The Hero Pack – Alexandre Desplat
6, First Crash-Landing – Alexandre Desplat
7, Kanbei & Katsushiro–Kikuchiyo’s Mambo (from Seven Samurai) – Toho Symphony Orchestra
8, Second Crash-Landing + Bath House + Beach Attack – Alexandre Desplat
9, Nutmeg – Alexandre Desplat
10, Kosame No Oka (from Drunken Angel) – David Mansfield
11, I Won’t Hurt You – The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band
12, Toshiro – Alexandre Desplat
13, Jupiter and Oracle + Aboriginal Dogs – Alexandre Desplat
14, Sushi Scene – Alexandre Desplat
15, Midnight Sleighride (from “The Lieutenant Kije Suite”) – The Sauter-Finegan Orchestra
16, Pagoda Slide – Alexandre Desplat
17, First Bath of a Stray Dog – Alexandre Desplat
18, TV Drumming – Kaoru Watanabe
19, Konbayashi Canine-Testing Laboratory – Alexandre Desplat
20, Tokyo Shoe Shine Boy – Teruko Akatsuki
21, Re-Election Night Parts 1-3 – Alexandre Desplat

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