Anime Music on the AIRS Ep. 8 – Travel Music

As usual, we’d like to have the Anime Music on the AIRS radio show have themes that make some modicum of sense. Last time, we had a summer-riffic blast. Now, we turn to anime music that captures travel: whether it’s something like a full-fledged adventure, merely wandering about, short, but fast excursions, or whatever else strikes up your fancy. While there are some heavy tracks within, most are lighter fare. But then again, traveling is supposed to be exciting and fun!

Anime Music on the AIRS ep. 8

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0:53 – Twelve Kingdoms – Juuni, Genmu Kyoku – Ryo Kunihiko
6:14 – Madlax – Galza – Yuki Kajiura
10:00 – Cowboy Bebop – Road to the West – Yoko Kanno
13:33 – Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagaan – Fleeing the Hot Desert, Team Dai Gurren Can Continue – Taku Iwasaki
16:45 – Initial D – Night of Fire – Niko
22:38 – Sketchbook ~Full Colors~ – Kaze Sagashi – Natsumi Kiyoura
27:26 – Victorian Romance Emma – Silhouette of a Breeze – Ryo Kunihiko
31:11 – Allison and Lillia – Sora he – Shusei Murai
34:24 – Final Fantasy Unlimited – Ai’s Theme – Shiro Hamaguchi
37:12 – Pokemon Heroes – Search for the Girl – Shinji Miyazaki
41:30 – FLCL – Ride on Shooting Star – The Pillows

To carry on with our themes, let’s depart from the previous moods like summer’s joy and traveling’s optimism and let’s sink to the lower depths with some despair. So yeah, anything that dulls the happiness and makes you lose all traces of hope.

Also, if you have other themes you’d like me to place on the docket, feel free to throw your suggestions our way.

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Reminiscing over the Decade’s Anime Music – 2007

In case people wanted to read what I’ve written about years past, they’re all filed under the “Decade List” tag.

Anyhow, I’ve been warned about 2007’s list since it’s a disgustingly huge list to pick from, and when you casually look over what the music selections are like, you’ll find a lot of solid names to highlight. 2007 saw the coming of shows such as Gurren Lagaan, Baccano!, ef, and Sketchbook. All of these shine in quality on the content front, but it’s a sure bet that people can pick out a track or two that they really enjoyed from these shows. The problem is that we’re looking at the tip of the iceberg here. As much as I’d like to knock a few shows out of this grouping, it just wouldn’t do. So strap yourself in and prepare to go through this slowly. Music is, after all, best savored rather than chugged.

With that, let’s begin with something VGM fans can appreciate: [Read more…]

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