A tribute to "Akira". Ash Thorp made a killer illustration, John Fischer made it move, then I made it noisy! These are three different pitches for the animation.
Version 1: My first idea was the most "inside the box". Use sound effects to emphasize the motion on screen and music based on Tetsuo's theme in the film score.
Version 2: Ash got me thinking about some sort of lo-fi music so I searched through old public domain wax cylinder recordings on archive.org. The music is called "Nagasaki Butterfly" and I love how it offsets the animation. Includes a lot of the same sound design as version 1.
Version 3: This is what Ash, John, and I decided on as the favorite. I scaled back the sound effects and made some creepy music. I wanted to use a Japanese instrument but the best thing I had was a royalty free Chinese instrument that I loaded into a sampler and manipulated it.