Some Eminence Stuff on Haruhi's Disappearance and Other Miscellany

The information is a bit old by now, but if anyone has been following Hiroaki Yura’s blogging activities, you may have noticed that he’s made a post regarding the recording of the soundtrack to the Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya movie which is currently looking towards a February release date in Japanese theaters. Satoru Kousaki will still be the composer as usual and I’ll be looking forward to seeing how his minimalist style interacts with the orchestral work that Eminence puts out. Somehow, my gut feeling tells me that they won’t be using the entirety of the Eminence ensemble. Maybe something on a smaller scale unless they’re flying Kousaki out to Australia to do the recording. Still, a fully orchestrated movie score is something to look forward to at any rate.

As a note, the minimalist piece heard in the one-minute trailer for the movie is apparently Erik Satie’s Gymnopédies N°1. My pretensions to having a hefty amount of knowledge about classical music took a beating that day. (Thanks Smankh! :p)

Speaking of Eminence and Australia, those of you out in Perth have the Destiny: Promised Legacy concert event to look forward to if you’re planning to attend the Perth Anime Convention (or PAniC) on January 23. The concert is going to play a few of the songs used in the Project Promise album using around 7 of its musicians. Tickets can be purchased here. Also, if you’re not that big on Makoto Shinkai and are more of a game music fan, Yasunori Mitsuda will be making an appearance, so that’ll make your trip worth your while.

More information here.

We’ve affiliated ourselves with the Nihon Review as their main provider for soundtrack reviews (and they’ll be contributing soundtrack reviews from time to time as well). To help them out, we’ll be linking to their reviews from time to time. Do take a look at what they’ve put out because their reviews come highly recommended and are definitely worth reading. Also, their staff blog makes for good complementary reading to the reviews so that you get a chance to pick at their minds. If you’ve the time, do join their forums and say hi.

And if you’ve even more time, you can apply to write for them. They’re running a staff contest right now with the objective being to add a few more writers to their review crew. If you’re looking for a fun experience and an avenue to strengthen your writing chops, do apply! They have spots open for blog writers too.

Finally, I’ll be contributing a bit to Original Sound Version in the area of J-music that isn’t VGM. It’s nothing time-intensive and will not detract from my focus here, but it’ll be fun helping out their blog team which I’ve worked with a bit over at Eminence. They’ve done an excellent job at keeping their pulse close to the VGM scene, and since I’m on break from Eminence at the moment, it’ll give me something to do in the meantime.

And that’s it. We should have a few reviews coming down the pipeline as well as a resumption of the Decades Reminiscing thing that I’ve been doing.


Anime Instrumentality's Founder and Editor-in-Chief. As you can probably guess, I'm a big anime music junkie with a special love for composers who've put out some beautiful melodies to accompany some of my favorite anime series. I tend to gravitate towards music in the classical style with Joe Hisaishi and Yoko Kanno being a few of my favorite composers, but I've come to appreciate jazz and rock as anime music has widened my tastes.

0 thoughts on “Some Eminence Stuff on Haruhi's Disappearance and Other Miscellany

  • January 16, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    It’s nice to see that you’re so active on different sites/ forums. Your music reviews are always a treat and an enjoyable window into different samples, often exposing me to unknown soundtracks, so that’s awesome!

  • January 17, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    We’re really looking forward to working with you, zzero. You’ve given so much to us, so it’s about time that we returned the favour. 🙂

  • January 17, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    Oh, Eminence is doing the movie score? That’s definitely something to look forward to.

    So much stuff to read everywhere!

  • January 17, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    I’m sometimes surprised at where my activities have taken me, but each step is always an adventure. Guess it means I’m doing something right :p

    Now only if someone could lengthen the daycycle or clone me so I can put my energies into doing more!

    No, thank you, I think I’ve gotten more confident at expressing myself and refined my thinking process by reading through all the stuff you’ve written. It’s also gotten a bit more notice from people and you’ve been supportive of much of the stuff I’ve done. I figure that my contributions are the least I can do :p

    The OST for the movie is something that I’m really looking forward to now! Here’s hoping for some orchestrated goodness.

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