Joe Hisaishi, best known as the composer for many of Hayao Miyazaki’s animated films, got his first big break in 1983 for composing an image album for Miyazaki’s Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. An image album is written by the composer based on an anime’s screenplay, before production even begins. Joe Hisaishi had released an electropop-minimalist album, Information, in 1982. His image album for Nausicaä is in the same style, full of sweeping synths, electro stabs, and drum machines. The official soundtrack album ended up being mostly orchestral, and his later scores for Miyazaki’s films entirely so.
You can listen to the official soundtrack version of Battle here.
Kraftwerk released Computer World in 1981, the same year John Carpenter’s Escape From New York hit theaters with its haunting electro soundtrack.
one ticket to the duplo movie please *movie theater employee hands me a duplo block and i stare at it for two hours* thank you