GHOST IN THE SHELL: SAC_2045 Original Soundtrack by Nobuko Toda x Kazuma Jinnouchi Out Today
GHOST IN THE SHELL: SAC_2045 (攻殻機動隊 SAC_2045, Kōkaku Kidōtai SAC_2045), the latest installment in the highly-acclaimed GHOST IN THE SHELL series, is currently available worldwide on Netflix. The GHOST IN THE SHELL SAC_2045 original soundtrack was released today.
Based in Tokyo and Los Angeles, composers Nobuko Toda and Kazuma Jinnouchi have created scores for numerous films, video games, and anime — such as the METAL GEAR SOLID series, UZUMASA LIMELIGHT, HALO 5: GUARDIANS, and ULTRAMAN — using a combination of elements from orchestral, acoustic and electronic genres. Over the last two decades, the duo have received numerous awards and honors including the BAFTA Games Award, NAVGTR Awards, Global Music Award, and MPSE Golden Reel Award.
The GHOST IN THE SHELL: SAC_2045 soundtrack also features renowned musicians such as legendary drummer Simon Phillips, a former member of the band Toto, and Ernest Tibbs, the bassist from the Protocol Series.
Regarding the release of the OST, composers Nobuko Toda and Kazuma Jinnouchi and Directors Kenji Kamiyama and Shinji Aramaki have sent the following comments:
“We are sincerely grateful to be part of the creative team for GHOST IN THE SHELL: SAC_2045.
It was such an inspiring process to work with the wonderful director duo, Mr. Kamiyama and Mr. Aramaki, and our focus was to deliver music that maximizes their vision. We hope the soundtrack album lets you relive the still-evolving world of SAC_2045.”
Nobuko Toda x Kazuma Jinnouchi
“We first met Nobuko Toda and Kazuma Jinnouchi during the production of ULTRAMAN (2019), and they fulfilled our requests so perfectly that it only felt natural to invite them to do the music for GHOST IN THE SHELL: SAC_2045. As the first members of staff to objectively read our work, they thoroughly studied the scenario and storyboard, and then began proposing ideas for the music, so we always looked forward to music meetings and dubbing sessions. Once again, they exceeded our expectations, and we were surprised by the depth of their knowledge. We look forward to seeing what they are going to come up with for season 2!”
Kenji Kamiyama x Shinji Aramaki
The jacket art, which was designed to commemorate the series’ release on Netflix, features a GHOST IN THE SHELL graphic reminiscent of a mandala.
Title: GHOST IN THE SHELL: SAC_2045 OST
Artist: Nobuko Toda x Kazuma Jinnouchi
Release date: June 3
Product no.: VTCL-60523, POS:4582575380955
Price: ¥2,800 (excluding tax)
The album will be available on streaming services and major download sites such as the iTunes Store, RecoChoku, and mora from June 3.
Streaming services: Amazon Music Unlimited/HD, Apple Music, AWA, Google Play Music, KKBOX, LINE MUSIC, mora qualitus, RecMusic, Rakuten Music, Spotify, YouTube Music, ANiUTa
*The OST liner notes are up on the GHOST IN THE SHELL: SAC_2045 official homepage.
Nobuko Toda x Kazuma Jinnouchi
Based in Tokyo and Los Angeles, Nobuko Toda and Kazuma Jinnouchi are an award-winning music composition and production team, who specialize in creating scores for film, television and video games. The duo’s music combines elements of orchestral, acoustic and electronic genres with musical sound design to create evocative and diverse soundscapes, thus creating distinctive and emotional scores that enhance the storytelling.
Toda and Jinnouchi have written music for numerous internationally-recognized projects — including REMOTHERED: TORMENTED FATHERS, HALO 5: GUARDIANS, UZUMASA LIMELIGHT, HALO 4, A REALM REBORN – FINAL FANTASY XIV, METAL GEAR SOLID PEACE WALKER, METAL GEAR SOLID 4: GUNS OF THE PATRIOTS, METAL GEAR SOLID 3. The soundtrack album for HALO 5: GUARDIANS was highly recognized worldwide and ranked #2 on Billboard’s soundtrack chart during the first week of its release.
In the recent years, Toda and Jinnouchi have begun working closely with award-winning directors Kenji Kamiyama and Shinji Aramaki, and wrote scores for the Netflix ULTRAMAN, as well as the latest installment in the highly-acclaimed GHOST IN THE SHELL series, GHOST IN THE SHELL: SAC_2045, available on Netflix in April 2020.
Both studied music at Berklee College of Music, graduating in 2002 after majoring in Film Scoring and Contemporary Writing and Production. After years of collaboration with a variety of creative talents and unique experiences as in-house composers at Microsoft and Konami, the duo continue to be in high demand for their understanding of music production for both linear and interactive media. Over the last two decades, the duo have received numerous awards and honors including the BAFTA Games Award, NAVGTR Awards, Global Music Award, and MPSE Golden Reel Award.