Saturday, January 14, 2012

Mark Lindsey and W. Michael Lewis - Shogun Assassin (1980)

"The highly sought-after soundtrack to the legendary cult film Shogun Assassin. Most heads will recognize these sounds from the GZA's Liquid Swords as RZA procured many prime breaks and samples off it, but the history behind the soundtrack is even deeper than that. As the story goes, this OST was never officially released on vinyl - only a very small amount of copies were pressed up for promotional purposes which is why originals are so scarce. Mark Lindsay handled the production here, but most of the compositions were made by W. Michael Lewis of Rinder & Lewis fame. Put the cosmic disco sensibilities of Lewis with the wide use of the Moog synthesizer and you've got an amazing soundstrack to one bad-ass movie."