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1. The Shell Collector
2. Gakusha at Work
3. Izumi Arrives
4. Imogai
5. Izumi Tripping
6. Izumi Reborn
7. Coral Sea
8. Farewell Izumi featuring Dana Lyn (violin)
9. An Imogai for Shimako
10. Gakusha's Childhood featuring Jane Scarpentoni (cello)
11. Sea Changes
12. Premonition Noctiluca
13. Gakusha Dreams
14. Hikari's Death
15. Gakusha's Trip featuring Dana Lyn (violin)



The Shell Collector is a Japanese film directed by Yoshifumi Tsubota, beautifully captured on16mm (film) on a small island in Okinawa, Japan. Based on a story by Anthony Doerr, the film is about a blind academic shell collector (Gakusha) who encounters a venomous sea snail (Imogai) which can kill a person with its venom. If stung, it induces awesome hallucinations that ends in death or a cure (for a mysterious disease that has been plaguing that region). What ensues is a boatload (no pun intended!) of trouble for this guy who just wants his solitude by the sea. 

Steve Turre – conch shells
Billy Martin – percussion, piano, vibraphone, electronics, composer
Cyro Baptista – percussion
Dana Lyn, Fung Chern Hwei, Gregor Huebner, Jen Choi – violin
Jane Scarpentoni, Jeremy Harman, Dave Eggar – cello
Ned Rothenberg – saxophones, bass flute and shakuhachi
Shazhad Ismaily - electronics
Ron Lawrence, Isabel Hagen - viola

Premonition Noctiluca performed by Wicked Knee
Steven Bernstein – trumpet
Curtis Fowlkes – trombone
Marcus Rojas – tuba
Billy Martin – piano, electronics, waterphone, percussion

Coral Sea performed by
Alarm Will Sound with Medeski Martin & Wood
Alan Pierson – conductor
Jason Price – arranger, trumpet
John Medeski – Wurlitzer electric piano
Chris Wood – concert bass
Billy Martin – percussion
Erin Lesser – flutes
Christa Robinson – oboe
Elisabeth Stimpert – clarinet
Michael Harley – bassoon
Michael Clayville – trombone
Matt Smallcomb – marimba
Chris Thompson – vibraphone
John Orfe – piano
Caleb Burhans – violin
Courtney Orlando – violin
Isabel Hagen – viola
Stefan Freund – cello
Miles Brown – double bass

Recorded August 2015 by Billy Martin and Shazhad Ismaily except Coral Sea, February 5th by Steve Vidiac 
Mixed by Billy Martin at tEaHouSe

Mastered by Alan Silverman
All music composed and produced by Billy Martin
Published by illyb music BMI

Soundtrack available February 28th 2016 at iTunes, Amazon and other digital outlets.

©2016 Amulet Records / Billy Martin

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