Inspired by the video game soundtracks of celebrated Japanese artist Manabu Namiki, Lopatin’s
arrangement “Bullet Hell Abstraction” deconstructs both the sonic and visual aesthetic of
Japanese video games. Commissions II includes selections that he recorded for the performance,
which was commissioned by Redbull Music Academy and originally premiered at Womb, Tokyo
With affection for the original piece, Lopatin composed and performed live a re-imagined
soundtrack to Koji Morimoto's historic anime film Magnetic Rose. Commissions II includes "Suite
From Magnetic Rose," a segment from the live performance, which was commissioned by
Abandon Normal Devices and premiered in tandem with the original film at the Jodrell Bank
Observatory, Manchester (October 2014).
Commissions II, running at over 30 minutes, was engineered by R+7 partner Paul Corley and
mastered by Bedroom Community's Valgeir Sigurðsson. In collaboration with Lopatin, Robert
Beatty produced the cover artwork layout, and the packaging features TBC (black foil print jacket)
with die cut view of inner sleeve.