July 2, 2011 § Leave a comment
This soundtrack is eargasmic selection of well composed tracks from the Ao no Exorcist anime. It has great variation ranging from Indian-beat electric rock to a number of heartwarming orchestral ballads. The soundtrack is categorized to five sections: Exorcist Concerto, Symphonic Suite DEVIL, AOE suite, Symphonic Poem GeHeNa, Assiah Fantasia. Although you would expect these to be of Traditional classical music descent because of the names, there’s really much more fusion going on. There was one track that reminded me a lot of the music from Inception. It had the precussive motif and the moving strings to create the air of a heist scene.
Now, the real highlight of this soundtrack is the instrumentation. I have a feeling a lot the interesting ones of it are Idian musical instruments. I mean…There is a fucking accordian solo in the gypsy funk techno rave track (that’s what I like to call it. It’s my favourite track of the OST.) That’s gotta be badass.
My favourite track is from the AOE Suite: AOE Suite Fourth Movement AI
I like how it establishes this stellar lullaby like melody. The orgel music box used to introduce the two melodic themes is great in that sense. I like the subtle build it develops and the way it ends…the slowing down of the music box was just perfect. For some reason, I get the feeling that the melody is similar to a previous track in the soundtrack (Symphonic Suite DEVIL second movement i-AM.) Which I think displays a good sense of melodic motifs similar to Kingdom Hearts but not of that calibur.
September 5, 2010 § Leave a comment
Angel Beats!- Brave Song
This is Brave Song, the Angel Beats ending. I put this together fairly quickly because its my last week with the Yamaha Grand. I wanted to spend as much quality time with it as possible! I tried to have the vocal melody stand out cause, well, it’s the vocal melody. Some of the rhythm might be off, and it might be a bit slow, but I’m satisfied with the overall performance. Once again, I have a terrible quality mic, so if you hear any sort of pedalling, or fuzzy business going on, I apologize. Below you’ll find credits and music sheets.
Vocals: Tada Aoi
Lyrics: Maeda Jun
Composition: Maeda Jun
Music Sheets: http://tinyurl.com/393xdh3
November 9, 2008 § 2 Comments
This song is from the Samurai Champloo OST, and was done by a group called Nujabes. Although I do not know much about the Nujabes, I know that their beats are good. Samurai Champloo was an amazing anime, and I think that the soundtrack contributed a lot to the animations. I remember watching the episode when the song first played, and I cried at the end. What I find interesting about the song is how the title implies that it’s a dance, but instead of having the urge to get up and dance, I stop and listen. The song has a relaxing quality to it, and even if you are having a bad day, it always leaves you feeling much calm about things. It’s funny how people in the comments said that they listen to it in the morning, and before they go to bed. If you like this song, I suggest you listen to some of their other songs from the Samurai Champloo soundtrack such as Mystline.