This series of posts is my attempt to appreciate some of the great contributions to music that come from anime. I really liked RahXephon and this amazing soundtrack is a big part of that feeling. From early 70s style electric jazz, to large-scale symphonic studies, this soundtrack has it all! By focusing on the RahXephon OST we are mostly looking at music of Ishiko Hashimoto, but we’ll start with the OP from the wonderful Yoko Kanno.

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Yoko Kanno, one of the most talented modern composers.

The purpose of this post is to appreciate Yoko Kanno, because she has made some great music. As with other entries in this series, no attempt is made to be comprehensive, or to assert that the songs presented are the “best” that Ms. Kanno has created. In other words, YMMV. The purpose is simply to pause and reflect upon the gift of music that she has given to the world.

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