Archive for the ‘BECK’ Category

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We are the Beck

August 31, 2010

The first nugget of music from the live action Beck film has been released.  Snippets of “Evolution” can be heard in the original Beck movie trailers, but this is the first time we’ve heard Chiba’s vocals.  The video gives us a first look at Beck’s lives as well as new movie clips.  “Evolution” does not appear in the original BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad anime and it hasn’t been announced if any of the anime songs will be carried over.  A listing for the soundtrack has popped up on CD Japan and Play-Asia; however, it does not include “Evolution” or any of the band songs.   Beck opens in Japan this weekend.

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Cornelius vs. Beck vs. Scott Pilgrim

August 16, 2010

It seems like a waste to spend a Scott Pilgrim post on a single song but this is a J-music blog after all.  So I stayed for the credits and found out what Cornelius did for the Scott Pilgrim film.  Cornelius does the music for the Katayanagi Twins, or Ramona’s evil ex #5 and 6.  Yes, the Japanese techno twins.  How racist.

“Katayanagi Twins vs. Sex Bob-Omb” comes at a pivotal point in the film where Sex Bob-omb faces the evil exes in a mad rock vs. techno battle of the bands.  There’s CG dragons and apes and it’s so awesome.  Spinner says Cornelius was what inspired Edgar Wright’s scene to begin with.

Beck does the music for Sex Bob-Omb, with the actor giving the vocals.  “Threshold” is the song used in the battle.  The song was released on Nigel Godrich’s Original Score Soundtrack, which has only been released digitally so far.

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is indeed “an epic of epic epicness.”  Even happiplatypus liked it.  But I guess America rather watch balding old men blow shit up.

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Live Action BECK trailer

April 24, 2010

The second trailer for the live action adaption of the manga BECK has been released.  From the looks of it, the movie will cover from the first chapter up to the Grateful Sound story arc, which is kind of a lot of material.  The actors look like their characters for the most part.  Chiba has an afro so I’m happy.  The movie looks pretty amazing so far.  Still, I would’ve liked to hear some of the original music from the film in this trailer and not the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

BECK opens September 4 in Japan.  You can find more information on the official website.

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