Published Jun 12, 2013This year has been a busy one for Cornelius, as the Japanese electronic music hero born Keigo Oyamada already emerged with his stellar Design A soundtrack and recently released his CM4 mix. Now we've discovered that Oyamada will be sticking to his scoring ambitions, having officially signed on to soundtrack the new anime series Ghost in the Shell: Arise.
Earlier this week, Cornelius launched a new website, confirming his musical involvement with the project. Best of all, he gave us a taste of what to expect from his soundtrack work by sharing a new music video for the opening theme, simply called "Ghost in the Shell: Arise."
For now, you can watch the beautiful video for the track down below. Also, stay tuned for the ending theme "Jibun ga Inai" (I'm Not Here) by Cornelius and frequent collaborator salyu x salyu to arrive on the website soon. Former Yura Yura Teikoku frontman Shintaro Sakamoto also reportedly wrote some lyrics for the project.
So far, a CD release for the Ghost in the Shell: Arise has yet to be announced, and it's unclear at this point if it will get one. However, Cornelius has revealed plans to release a FM3 Buddha Machine in conjunction with the series. The custom machine will be called "Ghost in the Machine" and will feature a total of three tracks. Along with "Ghost in the Shell: Arise," it will include two background music pieces.
If you're unfamiliar with the Buddha Machine, the small cigarette box-sized device is equipped with its own speaker and comes pre-loaded with tracks that are set on an endless loop.
The custom Buddha Machine will go on sale June 19 in Japan. Learn more about it here, where you can also see a photo of it and place a pre-order.
The Ghost in the Shell: Arise anime series, which consists of four 50-minute parts, will premiere in Japanese theatres on June 22 and will then be available on Blu-ray and DVD on July 26.