The Ghost In The Shell’s New Soundtrack Features Tracks From Above & Beyond, Boys Noize and More

Above & Beyond, Tricky, Boys Noize & Many More

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The classic anime film Ghost in the Shell, which began as a book series in 1989 and was later made into the first original movie in 1995, gets a modern twist in the highly anticipated remake staring Scarlett Johansson. With it’s astonishing visuals and its updated, futuristic concepts, it is easy to see that this movie will be nothing short of a huge success. Anime lovers, rejoice!

The visuals are not the only thing making a shift from classic to futuristic. The soundtrack is flourishing with electronic icons including Above & Beyond, Gary Numan, DJ Shadow, Boys Noize, Tricky and more. The original soundtrack, however, is not lost in the midst of the new age, electric vibe that is surrounding the album.

Steve Aoki‘s rework of Kenji Kawai’s legendary theme song “Utai IV Reawakening,” which is the center piece for the original version, successfully transformed the song into a synthy, eclectic beat, all while keeping the iconic pieces of the song in tact.

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Aoki certainly didn’t hold back his enthusiasm about the opportunity to remake such a symbolic piece of music.

“This is a big day for me. Especially for teenage me when I first watched the anime Ghost In The Shell that planted the seeds for my imagination and obsession for Sci fi android life AI singularity and later the blueprints towards my Neon Future ideology.”

Ghost In The Shell hits theaters on March 31st.