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Milan Records: "JAPAN SINKS: 2020" music by Japanese composer and artist KENSUKE USHIO

Milan Records announces the July 10 release of JAPAN SINKS: 2020 (ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK) with music by Japanese composer and artist KENSUKE USHIO.  Available to preorder now, the album features music written by Ushio for Netflix’s newest original anime series, based on the bestselling science fiction novel by Sakyo Komatsu.  The project reunites Ushio with series director Masaaki Yuasa, the duo having previously worked together on titles like Devilman Crybaby and Space Dandy.  The first-ever anime adaptation of the best-selling novel, Japan Sinks: 2020 premieres on Netflix Thursday, July 9.

Of the soundtrack, composer KENSUKE USHIO says, “In Japan Sinks: 2020, a natural disaster destroys people's ordinary lives; however the story captures the tiny hopes that go through people's minds as their calm and beautiful days are falling apart.  And so it is the same with the soundtrack – for example tracks like ‘rising sun, again’ – it almost feels like this project went beyond the show itself and started to reflect the situation surrounding many of us now.”

An ordinary family is put to the test as a series of massive earthquakes throw Japan into total mayhem. From director Masaaki Yuasa (Devilman Crybaby), the first anime adaptation of the bestselling science fiction novel by Sakyo Komatsu, Japan Sinks: 2020 premieres July 9 only on Netflix.
ABOUT KENSUKE USHIO... As a child Kensuke Ushio learned playing piano He studied arts and music at University. At the same time he learned the usage of the audio editor software Pro Tools. At the age of 20 Ushio got his first contact with electronic music such as techno. He started his solo career in 2007 under the name “agraph” and creates electronic music. His debut album A Day, Phases which was released in December 2008. Two years later his second album Equal was released which ranked in the Japanese Albums Charts. Since 2003, he has supported the production and live performance of various artists such as Denki Groove and Takkyu Ishino, as a technical engineer and production assistant. After 2012, he will be active as a live support member of Denki Groove. In 2011, Ushio and some former musicians of bands like Supercar and Number Girl formed a rock band called “Lama.”  The band released two albums which both ranked on the official Albums Charts of Japan.  Due to his involvement in “agraph” third album named The Shader was released in 2016. Ushio works as composer of film music as well. He worked on music for animation TV series, music in advertising and movies such as A Silent Voice, Devilman Crybaby, Space Dandy, Liz and the Blue Bird, Japan sinks 2020 and several more.
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