First appearing as a free download via the deep web and now finally released on vinyl, ‘Capsule’s Pride’ is the EP from the lauded up and coming Berlin-based Canadian producer Bwana; reimagining and paying homage to Katsuhiro Otomo’s iconic 1988 anime masterpiece, Akira.
With all sonic elements sourced from the original film’s OST - created by musical collective Geinō Yamashirogumi (芸能山城組) famed for their synergy of traditional Japanese folk music and Roland D-50 and Yamaha DX7-II digital synthesizers - Bwana conjures a hallucinogenic and twisted journey through Neo-Tokyo.
First press of Bwana’s Capsule’s Pride on white label vinyl
FACT have called the release one of their favourites of 2016
Resident Advisor 4/5
NPR advance streamed the record to 60 million listeners
The Wire gave the LP a full page lead review
a1. The Capsules Pride
a2. Kiyoko’s Vision
a3. Nightfall in Neo-Tokyo
a4. Failed Escape (Where You Belong)
b1. The Colonel’s Mistake, The Scientist’s Regret
b3. Akira’s Light
b4. K&K (Lovers In the Light)