Hypnosis - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
International Title
Music By: Kuniaki Haishima
Record Label: Nippon Columbia
Running Time: 43:14 Discs: 1
Release: May 1999 CD Number: COCP-50089
Anthony Romero
Released under their "Heat Wave" label, this soundtrack from Nippon Columbia makes for a nice stand alone experience. After a slow start with the "Lover" track, the disc really gets going with the unique and interesting "MORGA" theme, which features a lot of chanting amongst more traditional orchestrated music to good effect. In fact, the score itself is ripe with these more unusual recordings. The strangest of these is easily "Be-Go," which sounds like it overlays "death moans" from fighting video games ever so often; something which is just a little too odd for my tastes I'm afraid, and I think this music was derived from the bar scene in the film. As expected from a horror score, a couple of these cues are more ambient in nature, such as the very chilling "Mil" theme. As for the end song, done here by artist Säju, it starts out strong and very soothing before shifting into a more traditional pop song, which is also well done beyond the very awkward moment where it briefly shifts to a more rap type of flow in the lyrics.

Overall, most of the score, save some tracks like "Damonisch," makes for a very enjoyable listen either as part of the film or isolated. Anyone who enjoys soundtracks for horror pictures should definitely consider hunting this release out.
Rating: Star Rating
  1. Lover
  2. MORGA
  3. Seeds
  4. Fog Filter
  5. Hypnosis
  6. Trap
  7. Be-Go
  8. Yarn
  9. Psycho Analysis
  10. Mil
  11. Half Bitter
  12. Damonisch
  13. P-half
  14. Logos
  15. Sweeper
  16. A Poria
  17. P-LOVER
  18. Iris
  19. Mordent
  20. Deep Inside
    By: Säju