Endeavor Content and Lakeshore Records have released Tokyo Vice–Original Series Soundtrack, featuring score by GRAMMY-nominated composers Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans (“Ozark,” The Lodge, The One I Love). AV Club says the score “has a propulsive energy” and JoBlo says Toky Vice “has all of the elements of a solid feature film spread over a season’s worth of television” thanks to the aid of the “excellent musical score.” View the full album details below.
The HBO Max original crime drama from Endeavor Content and Japan’s WOWOW debuted the first three episodes on April 7 and will be followed by two episodes debuting each Thursday.
Soundtrack Available Now: [Download/Listen]
01. Tokyo Vice Main Titles
06. The Test
08. Sato and Sam
09. Vice Grip
10. A Recent Story
11. Only Me / Tozawa
13. Off Limits
14. Another Port
17. A Visitor
Loosely inspired by American journalist Jake Adelstein’s non-fiction first-hand account of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police beat, the crime drama series, filmed on location in Tokyo, captures Adelstein’s (played by Ansel Elgort) daily descent into the neon-soaked underbelly of Tokyo in the late ‘90s, where nothing and no one is truly what or who they seem.
Tony® Award-winning playwright J.T. Rogers created and wrote the series and also serves as executive producer. Four-time Academy Award® nominee and Emmy® winner Michael Mann directed the pilot and is an executive producer along with Emmy® winner Alan Poul, Jake Adelstein, Ansel Elgort, Emmy®winner Emily Gerson Saines, Brad Kane, Destin Daniel Cretton, Ken Watanabe, Kayo Washio, and Academy Award® winner John Lesher.
Note Bensi and Jurriaans: “The score for ‘Tokyo Vice’ is a careful blend of electronic and organic compositions. One of the main elements of the score is a constant rhythmic pulse embedded in each cue – reflecting the story’s relentless drive. We used only a minimal amount of traditional Japanese instruments in the palette for the score. Even though the series takes place in Tokyo, we wanted to give just a subtle Japanese flavor without pushing too far into that world. Whether stark and bold or minimal and vulnerable, we wanted the score to capture a sense of Jake’s lonely and dangerous journey deep into Tokyo culture and its dark underworld.”
ABOUT DANNY BENSI & SAUNDER JURRIAANS
Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans are two award-winning film composers. They have been writing and playing music together for over twenty years.
Before both moving to New York in 2001, Danny was raised studying the cello in Europe, while Saunder grew up playing guitar in Seattle’s thriving music scene. As a duo, they are known for bold unpredictability, uniqueness, and their ability to interpret a wide range of genres. Drawing from an array of modern classical styles and beyond, their compositions are filled with atypical orchestrations, sensuous melodies, and visceral soundscapes.
One of their first films, MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE (Dir. Sean Durkin) garnered much attention for its sparse and suspenseful score. Soon after, their sinister score for ENEMY (Dir. Denis Villeneuve) won “Best Musical Score” at the Canadian Screen Awards. In 2015, they scored Joel Edgerton’s acclaimed suspense thriller THE GIFT and later his 2018 drama BOY ERASED. More recent films include THE WHITE TIGER, THE DEVIL ALL THE TIME, THE RENTAL and WINDFALL. The duo has also written remarkable scores for documentaries LA 92, AMANDA KNOX, TINA, THE WOLFPACK and many more.
In TV, Danny and Saunder have scored 4 seasons of Jason Bateman’s OZARKas well as THE OA and CHEF’S TABLE. Other television work includes FEAR THE WALKING DEAD, AMERICAN GODS, BECOMING A GOD IN CENTRAL FLORIDA, THE OUTSIDER, and PIECES OF HER.
Upcoming projects include TOKYO VICE (HBO), THE STAIRCASE (HBO) andOUTER RANGE (AMAZON) and NIGHT SKY (AMAZON)
Danny and Saunder currently live and work in Los Angeles, where they each have studios.
ABOUT ENDEAVOR CONTENT
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