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The beauty always embraces the sadness. This is the third album 'signs from the past' from Films, a dark fantasy unit featuring two female vocalists who sing in their own originally created languages and the magnificent classical sound which supports their beautiful melodies. They express their own music 'dark fantasy music' that has also been highly praised by Nobuo Uematsu who is famous as the music composer for Final Fantasy series. This album also features Calu, the vocalist of Matryoshka, a Japanese popular electronica unit. You can find a beautiful tapestry made of Films' unconstrained high tone voices and Calu's gentle warm voice. In addition, all tracks were composed by Yuki Murata who is the pianist admired by many musicians such as Ryuichi Sakamoto and Takeshi Kobayashi. The music comprises of Anoice, a cinematic instrumental music group, who played all the instruments, Anoice member, Takahiro Kido, arranged and mixed, and at finally, KASHIWA Daisuke who is a leading composer of destructive electric music, did the mastering works. Combined, they present the finest melodies and sounds created by a dream team formed of many artists who are representative of the Japanese music scene. This album contains tunes such as ' kumoito', featuring a beautiful melody like a theme song of Studio Ghibli's movie, 'gentle rain', a magnificent orchestral music which invites tears to you, and 'sympathizer' which expresses Films music of dark fantasy. All the tracks are masterpieces which have a beauty in no way inferior to that of Sigur Rós and Björk.

Past Rank In

signs from the past

Apple Music • Electronic Top Albums • Oman • TOP 5 • 17 Sep 2021 Apple Music • Electronic Top Albums • Macao • TOP 9 • 14 Jun 2020 Apple Music • Electronic Top Albums • Viet Nam • TOP 9 • 3 Dec 2019 Apple Music • Electronic Top Albums • Thailand • TOP 15 • 14 Apr 2021 Apple Music • Electronic Top Albums • Hong Kong • TOP 25 • 27 Dec 2022 Apple Music • Electronic Top Albums • Turkey • TOP 36 • 16 Sep 2021 Apple Music • Electronic Top Albums • Taiwan • TOP 55 • 18 Sep 2022 Apple Music • Electronic Top Albums • Norway • TOP 73 • 26 Jan 2021 Apple Music • Electronic Top Albums • China • TOP 81 • 20 Jun 2022 Apple Music • Electronic Top Albums • Saudi Arabia • TOP 83 • 4 Aug 2022 Apple Music • Electronic Top Albums • Korea, Republic of • TOP 83 • 14 Jan 2020 Apple Music • Electronic Top Albums • Mexico • TOP 125 • 24 Oct 2020

snow in midsummer

Apple Music • Electronic Top Songs • Mongolia • TOP 80 • 23 Dec 2019 Apple Music • Electronic Top Songs • Macao • TOP 169 • 14 Jun 2020

wind flower

Apple Music • Electronic Top Songs • Mongolia • TOP 71 • 8 Jan 2020 Apple Music • Electronic Top Songs • Macao • TOP 168 • 14 Jun 2020

kumoito

Apple Music • Electronic Top Songs • Macao • TOP 167 • 14 Jun 2020 Apple Music • Electronic Top Songs • Oman • TOP 168 • 5 Feb 2022

gentle rain

Apple Music • Electronic Top Songs • Mongolia • TOP 32 • 29 Dec 2019 Apple Music • Electronic Top Songs • Oman • TOP 194 • 5 Feb 2022

8.15

iTunes Store • Electronic TOP SONGS • Mexico • TOP 16 • 2 Jan 2020

sympathizer

Apple Music • Electronic Top Songs • Oman • TOP 97 • 13 Sep 2021

Artist Profile

  • films

    Films is a dark fantasy music unit formed by Anoice, an instrumental music band featuring dark cinematic sounds, with two female vocalists who sing in their own originally created languages. They make creative and beautiful music using the classical sounds of piano and stringed instruments, often blending them with electric, destructive rhythms. Films debuted by releasing their first album 'Messenger' on Noble Label in 2010. In 2013, Films released their second album 'a forbidden garden' on Ricco Label, and received much praise from Nobuo Uematsu, the composer for the Final Fantasy series. This album was also included in the trilogy that has a 'memories' theme together with Anoice's fourth album 'into the shadows' and the third album 'Gift' from Yuki Murata. After the successes of the Europe tour and the first live performance in Japan held at Saitama Super Arena which gathered 10,000 people in 2016, Films began the new project 'mizu amane' featuring the lyrics sung with Japanese archaic languages which are no longer spoken, and released five singles up until now. Also, in November 2016, Films released their third album, 'signs from the past', featuring Calu who is the vocalist of Matryoshka. In 2017, Films went to Hong-Kong and China tour with Anoice, and in 2018 Russia tour with Takahiro Kido and Yuki Murata who are members of Anoice.

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