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Daisaku Kume
Violent Cop


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- The Analog Vault // Essential Listening -

1989’s gritty neo-noir Violent Cop is perhaps best known as the movie that launched the directorial career of its star Takeshi Kitano. This Japanese film’s seedy tale of police corruption and urban injustice possessed a startlingly immersive atmosphere, one of brooding melancholy punctuated by spurts of sudden brutality. That ambience is partly due to Kitano’s auteurship, but also partly down to the music of Daisaku Kume, who captures the essence of Violent Cop through his elegant compositions.

Although previously best known as the keyboardist for fusion bands like Prism and T-Square, Kume showcases his unheralded versatility here through deft reinterpretations of Erik Satie, desolate smooth jazz, an Italian baroque choral piece, and even strains of neo-classical and Western influences. The perfect emotional shading to Kitano’s stoic character. - The Analog Vault

Original Soundtrack from 1989’s Japanese crime/drama movie Violent Cop (その男、凶暴につき) composed by Daisaku Kume (久米大作) (keyboardist late 70s fusion bands T-Square and Prism), with superb Erik Satie re-interpretations, melancholic smooth jazz, and modern Western atmospherics. First film directed by (and starring) the one and only (Beat) Takeshi Kitano (北野 武) (Sonatine, Hana-Bi, Kikujiro, Battle Royale, Johnny Mnemonic, Ghost in the Shell) - WRWTFWW

Label: We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records – WRWTFWW071
Vinyl, LP, 45 RPM, Limited Edition, Remastered, Stereo
Genre: Jazz, Classical, Soundtrack
Style: Modern Classical, Smooth Jazz