Angel Beats! Original Soundtrack – Review

Album Title: Angel Beats! Original Soundtrack
Anime Title: Angel Beats!
Artist: Jun Maeda, ANANT-GARDE EYES, Lia, Aoi Tada, karuta
Catalog Number: KSLA-0059~60
Release Type: Soundtrack
Release Date: June 28, 2010
Purchase at: CDJapan, Play-Asia

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Prelude to a Review – Differentiating Anime and Video Game Music, Figuring Out Who ANANT-GARDE EYES' Really is

As a note, the backlog will be on hold until I can get Angel Beats!’s soundtrack reviewed. Right now, I’ve just been letting my ears drink in Jun Maeda/ANANT-GARDE EYES’ musical brew, and listening to it did bring some thoughts that I tossed haphazardly on my twitter account.

Anyhow, that thought received a response! A response that I’ll fully admit I wasn’t prepared to tackle because of how difficult it is to come up with a set of criteria that would differentiate a game score from an anime score. After all, both have their place in setting the atmosphere for their respective media and there’s enough commingling going on that it might as well be useless. (As an aside, when a game soundtrack sounds like something more than just a game soundtrack, I don’t say, “it sounds like an anime soundtrack,” I just say “it sounds cinematic.” See The Unsung War. ;) )

Still, I did make that statement, I continue to stand by it, so I suppose I ought to explain what I meant. [Read more...]

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K-ON2! Original Sound Track Vol. 1 – Review

Album Title: K-ON!! Original Sound Track Vol.1
Anime Title: K-ON!!
Artist: Hajime Hyakkoku, Aki Toyosaki, Madoka Yonezawa
Catalog Number: PCCG-1062
Release Type: Soundtrack
Release Date: July 21, 2010
Purchase at: CDJapan, Play-Asia

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B Gata H Kei OP/ED Single – Oshiete A to Z – Review

Hey everyone, kevo’ here again. I hope you all liked my last post here on zzeroparticle’s blog. Today I’m writing in again but contributing more of zzeroparticle’s more usual fare. I wrote a review of B Gata H Kei at about the same time, so I thought I would go ahead and review the OP/ED single separately. You can read my anime review here. Without further ado, enjoy the post.

Album Title: Oshiete A to Z
Anime Title: B Gata H Kei
Artist: Yukari Tamura
Catalog Number: KICM-1305
Release Type: OP/ED Single
Release Date: April 28, 2010

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Symphony SEED: Symphonic Suite Mobile Suit Gundam SEED – Review

Album Title: Symphony SEED: Symphonic Suite Mobile Suit Gundam SEED
Anime Title: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED
Artist: Toshihiko Sahashi, London Symphony Orchestra
Catalog Number: VICL-61400
Release Type: Arrangement
Release Date: May 08, 2004
Purchase at: CDJapan

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