So I’m in full-on fanboy mode for Kill Bill, and went all over the Bay Area today trying to find the soundtrack (it wasn’t easy). My favorite track on it by far is called “Battle without Honor or Humanity” by Tomoyasu Hotei. There’s no indication in the liner notes whether it was composed for the movie or was an earlier recording. Most of the links I can find are in Japanese (which I can’t read); the few I can find in English just say that he’s a very talented guitarist. The track I’m talking about, though, isn’t as heavy on the guitar as the horn section. Does he have other stuff like that, or was that just a one-off? I’ve seen he has a greatest hits album; is it worth checking out? The only other info I could find is that he’s credited as a composer on the videogame Onimusha; I’ve played that game and remember the music as being fairly predictable Japanese folk + gothic horror.
If you haven’t seen the movie or don’t know what I’m talking about, it’s the music that’s played for the last half of this version of the trailer, starting with where she buys the ticket to Japan.
Any info on this guy would be appreciated, by me and I imagine by him since I’ll probably buy lots of his albums. Anybody have advice what to buy?