Eiko Ishibashi

Drive My Car Original Soundtrack

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Japanese musician and producer Eiko Ishibashi digitally releases the Drive My Car Original Soundtrack featuring two new bonus tracks, out today via Newhere Music/Space Shower Music. Named one of IndieWire’s Best Film Scores of 2021, Ishibashi’s soundtrack serves as an immersive companion piece to the sensational film, Drive My Car, directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi and based on Haruki Murakami’s short story of the same name. Featuring longtime collaborator Jim O’Rourke (who also mixed and mastered the soundtrack), Ishibashi’s wistful score synthesizes jazzy instrumentals with romantic strings and lush electronics. This release of the soundtrack features new songs “Drive My Car (Hiroshima)” and “‘We’ll live through the long, long days, and through the long nights’ (different ways).” 


Eiko Ishibashi has spent the last 15 years creating music for stage, films, and exhibitions, as well as her own records released by labels such as Drag City, Editions Mego, and Black Truffle. Ishibashi is equally comfortable composing quirky pop, modern classical music, and prog as well as improvisational jazz and noise. She has collaborated with the likes of Wilco’s Glenn Kotche, Merzbow, Keiji Haino, Charlemagne Palestine, Akira Sakata, Oren Ambarchi, and more.


Hailed by Vanity Fair as the “Art House Darling of Awards Season,” Drive My Car has won countless awards including Best Screenplay at Cannes and numerous film critic prizes. Yesterday, the film received four Oscar nominations at the 94th Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best International Feature.