|Album Title:||Kin-iro Mosaic Soundbook Hajimemashite Yoroshiku ne|
|Anime Title:||Kin-iro Mosaic|
|Artist:||Ruka Kawada, Asuka Nishi, Manami Tanaka, Risa Taneda,
Yumi Uchiyama, Nao Toyama
|Release Date:||August 21, 2013|
We recently had the pleasure to sit down and have a lengthy chat with none other than Rasmus Faber, Swedish DJ, producer, musician and the mastermind behind the fantastic Platina Jazz series of albums. In the interview, we touched on everything from Platina to deep personal philosophies on music.
In Part 1, we got an exclusive glimpse at Platina Jazz behind the scenes. In this second installment, we discuss jazz in general, the rift between niche and mainstream music, and some lighter topics as well!
|Album Title:||Puella Magi Madoka Magica Original Soundtrack III|
|Anime Title:||Puella Magi Madoka Magica|
|Catalog Number:||ANZB-9132/ANZX-9132 (Bundled with DVDs)|
|Release Date:||June 12, 2012|
When talking about anime soundtracks, it is worth considering the different ends of music in art. A popular piece of classical music, e.g. a symphony, takes the focus of the listener’s attention. In contrast, soundtracks are designed to complement the activity on the stage or screen. One of the major distinctions then of anime or, more generally, miniseries’ soundtracks is that of track reusability. While themes may be repeated over the course of a movie, each track in a movie’s soundtrack is often used only once, for a specific scene. An anime series, by comparison, runs between 5–10 hours but still has a single, maybe a dual, CD soundtrack. Tracks are typically composed to be thematically appropriate to the narrative without being specifically timed to a particular action on the screen. So when a track is employed for a single scene, it is particularly noteworthy. [Read more…]