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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan – Tere Bin Nahin Lagda

I got this song (Tere Bin Nahin Lagda) by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan years ago after hearing it in the movie Bend It Like Beckham, I may not know the lyrics or even what language this song is in, but I still think that it is a pretty good song that worked pretty well in that movie.

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Ilaria Graziano & Yoko Kanno – Velveteen

Velveteen

What is it?

Today’s song is the song Velveteen by Ilaria Graziano and Yoko Kanno from the 2003 music soundtrack Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex O.S.T. for the Japanese anime television show Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex.

Yoko Kanno & Ilaria Graziano – Velveteen

Here are the descriptions for the videos above:

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Velveteen · Ilaria Graziano

攻殻機動隊 STAND ALONE COMPLEX O.S.T.+

℗ JVCKENWOOD Victor Entertainment

Released on: 2011-03-30

Composer: 菅野よう子
Lyricist: troy

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Ilaria Graziano & Yoko Kanno – Christmas In The Silent Forest

What is it?

Today’s song is the song CHRisTmas in the SiLenT ForeSt by Ilaria Graziano & Yoko Kanno from the music soundtrack Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex O.S.T. 3.

Song

Christmas in the Silent Forest

Song

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Christmas in the Silent Forest

Here are the descriptions for the videos in this post:

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Christmas in the Silent Forest · Ilaria Graziano

攻殻機動隊 STAND ALONE COMPLEX O.S.T.3

℗ JVCKENWOOD Victor Entertainment

Released on: 2011-03-30

Composer: 菅野よう子
Lyricist: Shanti Snyder

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The alternate opening featuring Christmas in the Silent Forest by Yoko Kanno with vocals by Ilaria Graziano.
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Part of this song was allegedly used in alternate opening credits for Ghost In The Shell: S.A.C. 2nd Gig, and I never knew about this until I got to see it on YouTube:

Ghost in the Shell: SAC 2nd gig other opening (christmas in the silent forest)
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Mabanua – MEGALOBOX (The Theme Of MEGALO BOX) [Official Audio]

mabanua – MEGALOBOX (The theme of MEGALOBOX) [Official Audio]

What is it?

Today’s song is the song MEGALOBOX which is the theme song for the anime television show Megalo Box (Season 1) by the musician Mabanua from the 2018 music album / soundtrack MEGALOBOX Original Soundtrack.

Megalo Box Theme Song – MEGALOBOX by mabanua / メガロボクス Main OST
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Under The Skin (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

What is it?

The music soundtrack Under The Skin for the 2013 film Under The Skin, the soundtrack was composed by Mica Levi and was produced by Peter Raeburn:

Under The Skin (Original Soundtrack Album)

Here is how Wikipedia describes this movie soundtrack:

Released on March 17, 2014,[20] Under the Skin’s soundtrack was composed by Mica Levi[25][26] and produced by Peter Raeburn.[27] Raeburn suggested Levi to Glazer, who contacted them after hearing Chopped and Screwed, their collaboration with the London Sinfonietta. Glazer wanted the music to express the protagonist’s feelings as she experienced things like food and sex for the first time, and directed Levi with prompts such as “What does it sound like to be on fire?” or “Imagine when you tell somebody a joke and it’s not very good and their reaction’s a bit stilted”.[28] Later scenes use less music, to emphasise the sounds of the natural world that Johansson’s character experiences.[29]

Levi used mainly a viola to write and record over ten months, taking inspiration from Giacinto Scelsi, Iannis Xenakis, John Cage and music played in strip clubs. They looked for the natural and “identifiably human” sounds in the instrument, then altered the pitch or tempo of their recordings to make them feel “uncomfortable”.[27] In an article for the Guardian, Levi wrote: “Some parts are intended to be quite difficult. If your life force is being distilled by an alien, it’s not necessarily going to sound very nice. It’s supposed to be physical, alarming, hot.”[27]

According to Pitchfork, “the strings sometimes resemble nails going down a universe-sized chalkboard, screaming with a Ligeti-like sense of horror; elsewhere, they endlessly drone in a gaping vortex, like Vangelis’ iconic Blade Runner score dipped in turpentine”.[30] The Guardian wrote that Levi’s “score brings together strings, percussion, distortions in speed and clashing microphones to create sounds that are seductive, perverted and compassionate.”[28]

Composer Mike Patton said the Under the Skin soundtrack was the only contemporary soundtrack that had left an impression on him, praising Levi’s minimalist approach.[31] Musician Steven Wilson said Under the Skin was his favourite film of the last decade and praised its “absolutely brilliant” music.[32] In 2019, Pitchfork ranked the soundtrack the 154th best album albums of the 2010s[33] and the 18th greatest industrial album of all time.[34]