A limited edition, world-premiere CD release of composers Johann Johannsson (SICARIO, THEORY OF EVERYTHING) and Jonas Colstrup’s (TIGERS, VILLAGE AT THE END OF THE WORLD) original motion picture soundtrack to the 2014 award-winning drama BLIND MASSAGE, directed by LOU Ye (SUMMER PALACE, SUZHOU RIVER).
Based on the acclaimed novel of the same name written by BI Feiyu, the story takes focus on the blind masseur Xiao Ma and tells the intimate story of a blind massage parlor. Within this community, we witness seduction, suffering, and above all, the search for love. With an emphasis on sound and the use of subjective and blurry cinematography, the film excellently recreates the perspective of the visually impaired community. Teaming with soundscape design and piano melody, Johann Johannsson and Jonas Colstrup’s score contributes significantly to convey the nuanced emotions and psyches of the characters. The film received 6 awards from the 51st Golden Horse Awards, including Best Feature Film.
BLIND MASSAGE is one of the last unreleased film scores composed by the late composer Johann Johannsson. The album is supervised by composer Jonas Colstrup, mixed and mastered by score engineer Thomas Eberger in Sweeden, with in-depth liner notes by Xinkai Sun based on his interview with the composer, and the cover art designed by Johannsson’s longtime collaborating designer/musician Anders Ladegaard from Denmark.
This is a limited edition of 600 units, with gold stamping numbering.
(Imported/ *Non Japan made disc)
01. Dr. Wang 02:45
02. Beauty 02:00
03. We are One 01:02
04. Sight of Love 02:50
Xiao Kong 01:09
Xiao Man 02:31
09. My Blood Wants to Cry 02:54
10. Stray 01:40
11. Unspoken Admiration 02:17
12. If There is an Afterlife 02:09
13. Fate 02:04
14. Blind Massage 09:08