Sunday, 8 August 2010

Vo)))id + Catacombs Of Doom - Blood Ritual


This was also new for me. I traded this album for some of my own stuff, without actually knowing if I'd like tehse two artists or not. That's sometimes the way to get to know some of your favourite bands/projects, and guess what, I loved it.
First of all, the packaging is awesome. Like everything else from Toxic Industries, it's like opening a birthday present when receiving the package you ordered. This time the album came in a folded strong textured paper, covered in red candle drippings. It absolutely adds to the momentum of the album.
It starts of with Vo)))id's side, which is some classic drone-bient, low and brooding. Sometimes I thought it became a bit loud, but that's because the track i climbing to it climax, which doesn't seem so loud anymore when you pass it. Catacombs Of Doom, adding some churchbells to the mix, brings with him the same kind of ambient tonescapes, not copying Vo)))id's style, but complimenting it by giving balance to the entire thing.

Released: Toxic Industries, October 2009, limited to 40.

01. Vo)))id - Intro
02. Vo)))id - Ritual
03. Vo)))id - Prayer
04. Vo)))id - Blitzkrieg
05. Vo)))id - Outro
06. Catacombs Of Doom - Trance Of The Dead
07. Catacombs Of Doom - Return To The Void
08. Catacombs Of Doom - Dominus Diabolo
09. Catacombs Of Doom - Black Mass
10. Catacombs Of Doom - Green Fairy's Liquid Spell

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Wednesday, 4 August 2010

1+1= a window - Black & Red

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Another 1+1 release, it seems he only releases 3" ep's, which is fine; some longer albums tend to start of sounding amazing, but then repeat the concept over and over for 40 minutes, and that's not good noise.
This however screams of horror, and that in a very good way. It shrieks like previous discography entries, but plays it with an extra eerie touch, reaching back into our memories of frightful events we blocked out ages ago.
Cover art is also pretty nice, a photograph made by the band itself.


Released: Sarutra's Music, April 2010, limited to 25.


01. Black
02. Red


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Previously posted:
2009: 1+1= a window - A Cunt Amongst Gods
2009: 1+1= a window - I Wait For..





Monday, 19 July 2010

Continue

Anouncement:

I've gotten en few replies that warmed my heart towards continuing with this blog. I will try to post whenever I can, but I'll keep it to the underground & interesting.

I'm not dead, don't remove me from you rss-reader.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

On Hold...

Anouncement:

I've had fun this past year, posting quite a few underground releases and helping to promote bands and labels. But it's too timeconsuming, I can't keep doing this.

I have my own record label (Sarutra's Music), my own metal band (Anak Krakatoa), my own ambient/noise project (___dREàgänN||||||) and I'm starting a new experimental ambient project with my girlfriend called :elle:.
On top of that, I'm still in college (I passed all exams of my second year and next year is my last year)(I do multimedia design) and I'd like to make a few good websites with my knowledge for my own projects.

So there are two options:

1) I put this blog to sleep, for now, perhaps forever, and you never hear from the underground music I had ready for you.

2) I continue posting, but on a very low rate, which means you still get to hear what new underground music I got in my collection, but it'll be less than before. I'll also refrain from reposting what I got from other blogs and just post what physical or original releases I've got.

It's up to you!
leav me a message at draeganlunacrivassan @ msn . com (or just here in the shoutbox), if you want option number 2.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Triptykon - Eparistera Daimones



Triptykon is a continuation of Tom Fischer's work on Celtic Frost's Monotheist. Monotheist didn't get many bad reviews, which stands to reason as the album was awesomely well written en amazingly well produced. This album isn't an exact copy of Monotheist, but it's definitely in the same vein.

Released: Century Media Records, 2010.

01. Goetia
02. Abyss Within My Soul
03. In Shrouds Decayed
04. Shrine
05. A Thousand Lies
06. Descendant
07. Myopic Empire
08. My Pain
09. The Prolonging

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Caligine - Ter



I'm extremely happy Caligine themself contacted me for this. I am a huge fan of Caligine, I love every release they made. They always seem to fuse folk elements with noise or ambient without any effort. In this release the folk is more prominent en the experimental edge slithers in between guitar strings.

Released: The Wool Shop Productions, March 2010, 30 copies.

01. Arida
02. 14 Cerchi nell'Acqua
03. Bu-baf (Parole Vuote sull'Uso della Lingua)

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Previously Released:
2008: Caligine - Minimalia, Vol. 1
2009: Caligine - Minimalia, Vol. 2
2009: Caligine - Nebbie

Monday, 7 June 2010

Fukte + [C. T. D.] - Radiations



More sizzling from the uncompromizeable [C.T.D.] and the unsurprisingly Fukte. Expect more of the same from both artists. They do what they're best at, make noise and make it annoyingly long and wall-like.

Released: Sodoma Record, October 2009, 30 copies.

01. Fukte - Radioactive Life
02. [C.T.D.] - Radiation Therapy

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Previously Released:
2009: Fukte - Ukjent
2009: Fukte + Ezcaton - Morbus - Beautiful In Chaos (split)

Friday, 4 June 2010

Zombi - Spirit Animal



It's been a while since I first listened to this progressive rock/electro band and I remember that I wasn't too impressed with their previous albums. They were fine in composition, but they lacked substance, it felt more like they wanted us to listen instead of experience.
In this album, still relatively new, they've done the exact opposite and they manage to pull it off magnificently. They still sound the same, but they feel different, like they finally made up their minds about how they want to sound.

Released: Relapse Records, Februari 2009.

01. Spirit Animal
02. Spirit Warrior
03. Earthly Powers
04. Cosmic Powers
05. Through Time

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Merzbow - Ouroboros



I told you I'd post this as soon s I got this. It arrived this afternoon and I'm listening to it right now. Some harsher part of the album has just passed and we've landed in some mellow Fantail-like sizzling. It's quite capturing. The album artwork is amazing, that's actually the reason I bought this one, I expected it to be full of merzdrums again so I didn't really care that much about the music. Fortunately there are no explicit drum samples present, straight up old school noise (with a modern touch).

Released: Soleilmoon Recordings, May 2010, limited to 500 copies

01. Ouroboros

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Previously Released:
1992: Atomic Zen Tape 1
1992: Atomic Zen Tape 2
2009: Merzbow - Somei

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Ladyscraper - Blood And Semen



A very short ep consisting of harsh breakcore infusing Bong-Ra techniques with gabber beats. Pretty fun and noise for electro.

Released: Wrong-Lab, 2007.


01. Fuckinghairstyle
02. Korotch
03. Anotherpigdestroyerdestroyed
04. Vinneyoulegend
05. Go!


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Dotåbåtå - Red Wall

Again no image, but hey, quit your nagging, you're still getting the music..
This is the best release he's done. Ever. It has everything he's known for. There are dreamy ambient ideas, a bit darker than usual, layered with haunting howls and screams, which makes it eerie as hell, and there are harsher analogue noise tantrums, bashing their way through the entire release.
This is again one of my own cassette rips, so the quality of the sound is lower than the original (and not in a wav-to-mp3 kind of way...). If you like what you're hearing, then definitely get a copy before they run out.

Released: Cantankerous Records, 2010, limited to 25 copies.

01. Waiting In Line At The Altar Of Death
02. Bloaded & Rotting Inside

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Previously Released:
2008: Dotåbåtå - Black Stallion (Special Edition)
2008: Dotåbåtå - Dotåbåtå
2008: Dotåbåtå - Failed Forestry
2009: Dotåbåtå - Black Orchid
2009: Dotåbåtå - Cloudburst
2009: Dotåbåtå - Dark Bush
2009: Dotåbåtå - Terror Patterns
2009: Dotåbåtå - Undergrowth I
2009: Dotåbåtå + Boar - Split
2009: Dotåbåtå + Zebra Mu split
2010: Dotåbåtå - Experimental Procedure
2010: Dotåbåtå - For Birthing Applications

Dotåbåtå - For Birthing Applications

Bizzcard release by mr Dotåbåtå. It was harsh, fast and over pretty sudden. It was a fine release, but it didn't quite fit in his discography, he already made some harsh noise, but not like this before. It felt a bit dry.

Released: Self-released, 2010, limited to 11 copies.


01. For Birthing Applications


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Previously Released:
2008: Dotåbåtå - Black Stallion (Special Edition)
2008: Dotåbåtå - Dotåbåtå
2008: Dotåbåtå - Failed Forestry
2009: Dotåbåtå - Black Orchid
2009: Dotåbåtå - Cloudburst
2009: Dotåbåtå - Dark Bush
2009: Dotåbåtå - Terror Patterns
2009: Dotåbåtå - Undergrowth I
2009: Dotåbåtå + Boar - Split
2009: Dotåbåtå + Zebra Mu split
2010: Dotåbåtå - Experimental Procedure

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Dotåbåtå - Experimental Procedure



I realize this isn't a great picture, but the batteries from my camera are dead at the moment and you won't find any other pictures of this releas on the web because it is super rare!
If Dotåbåtå wants this removed, I totally understand, because he only made three copies (as far as I know) and he released it myself. I could however tell you this is nothing like the original cassette, as I don't have very good equipment to rip cassettes to mp3's, and it all comes out mono as wel.
I realize that he specifically said "No Digital" on an inserted paper, but hey, what can I say. It's not that I myself will listen to this on my computer, I'll use the original cassette, but this blog is all about sharing music and I don't want to make duplicates of this cassette and distribute them myself, that would be even worse than what this pirate's doing..

Anyway. Wall-like noise. All analog. Pretty awesome. I'm sorry about the quality.

Released: Self-released, 2010, limited to 3 copies.


01. Analog Feedthrough vs. Frequency
02. MAX531 Gain vs. Frequency


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Previously Released:
2008: Dotåbåtå - Black Stallion (Special Edition)
2008: Dotåbåtå - Dotåbåtå
2008: Dotåbåtå - Failed Forestry
2009: Dotåbåtå - Black Orchid
2009: Dotåbåtå - Cloudburst
2009: Dotåbåtå - Dark Bush
2009: Dotåbåtå - Terror Patterns
2009: Dotåbåtå - Undergrowth I
2009: Dotåbåtå + Boar - Split
2009: Dotåbåtå + Zebra Mu split

Cassa Ufficio Malattie Tropicali - Dolori

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I never got a physical copy of this one myself, as I'm a little low on money at the moment (you know all the stuff I've bought.. ^^(I also bought Ouroboros by Merzbow, I'll rip 'n upload as soon as I get it)), but it'd be definitely worth it. The album, how short it may be, creates a wonderful atmosphere, a soft wallnoise kind of thing intertwined with out of place chiptune blips and boops. It's really a one of a kind release.

Released: Monstres par Excès, March 2010, limited to 20 copies.


01. Dolori (Pachelbel Syndrome)


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Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Cathedral - The Guessing Game


The only album by Cathedral I had heard before this one was Forest of Equilibrium. And let me tell you, in that situation this album comes as a very big surprise. Where Forest of Equilibrium is as doom as it gets, this one is as progressive as it gets, not in rhythm/tempo changes or in intricate riffing, but mostly just in the way they bring it. I hav no clue how their other albums sound, but I can say I became instantly in love with this one.

Released: Nuclear Blast, March 2010.

CD 1

01. Immaculate Misconception
02. Funeral Of Dreams
03. Painting In The Dark
04. Death Of An Anarchist
05. The Guessing Game
06. Edwige's Eyes
07. Cats, Incense, Candles & Wine


CD 2

01. One Dimensional People
02. The Casket Chasers
03. La Noche Del Buque Maldito (Aka Ghost Ship Of The Blind Dead)
04. The Running Man
05. Requiem For The Voiceless
06. Journey Into Jade


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The Second Family Band - Our Way Is The Right Way


And another one. Stop.
This time from Housecraft, a very funky looking cassette label you should definitely check out.

Released: Housecraft Records, 2009, limited to 75 copies.


01. Taking Cloud Mountain
02. Return Of The Native


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Previously Released:
2008: The Second Family band & Jooklo Duo & Peaking Lights - Family Jams Vol. II
2009: The Second Family Band - East To West

The Second Family Band - East To West



Another cassette I found from our favorite family. It's fairly good. Not as much quality as the Family Jams album I already posted, but I still enjoyed it.

Released: Earjerk Records, 2009, limited to 99 copies.


01. Morning In The East
02. Evening In The West


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Previously Released:
2008: The Second Family band & Jooklo Duo & Peaking Lights - Family Jams Vol. II

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Heroin And Your Veins - Nausea



It's been a while since I posted his first album, but ut has been downloaded by so many people I couldn't wait any longer to post his second release. It's in the same vein (pun intended) as the first one, the same slow film noir sounding post-rock. It almost feels like the soundtrack to light a sigaret to.
He's also done a side project called pisse enuit, but I'll post about that later, for now you should just download this one and enjoy.

Released: Verdura Records, April 2009.


01. Intoxication
02. The Trigger
03. The Lady
04. Murder Theme
05. Fumes
06. Two Black Dogs
07. The Trainyard
08. A Hallucination
09. The Chase
10. The Gutter


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Previously Released:
2007: Heroin And Your Veins - Dead people´s trails

Friday, 14 May 2010

Boar + Dotåbåtå - Split



A split by this blog's two favourite artists: harsh noise installation Boar and dreamy drone delegation Dotåbåtå. I was thrilled to buy this from Dangerous Sounds (label) but when I first heard it, it was quite a dissapointment. It had neither of the artists good qualities, Boar's side wasn't too harsh, it didn't have the energy I was expecting it to have. And Dotåbåtå's side of the split had something unrecognizable, and most times I would welcome this, but this time it couldn't please me as much.
It's still something to listen to though. I'm not too fond of this release, as both sides don't quite match up, but each side does fit in their artist's discography. And the front cover in the jewel case was very pleasant to look at.

Released: Dangerous Sounds, 2009, limited to 22.


01. Boar - Phantom
02. Boar - Never Ending Blackness (Brainwashed)
03. Boar - Sampling Disaster
04. Boar - Shattering Period
05. Dotåbåtå - Brass Rats
06. Dotåbåtå - Ten Skulls


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Previously Released:
Boar:
2008: Boar - Birds and Bees
2008: Endometrium Cuntplow + Boar - This Is Taking Me Awhile To Think About Ghost Sounds Split
2009: Boar + Zebra Mu Split
2009: Boar & Intestinal Disgorge
2009: Boar - Human Society
2009: Boar - Man's Greatest Fish
2009: Boar - Sabre-Tooth
Dotåbåtå:
2008: Dotåbåtå - Black Stallion (Special Edition)
2008: Dotåbåtå - Dotåbåtå
2008: Dotåbåtå - Failed Forestry
2009: Dotåbåtå - Black Orchid
2009: Dotåbåtå - Cloudburst
2009: Dotåbåtå - Dark Bush
2009: Dotåbåtå - Terror Patterns
2009: Dotåbåtå - Undergrowth I
2009: Dotåbåtå + Zebra Mu split

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Boar - Man's Greatest Fish



We love the Boar-man. Harsh yet delicate. I was lucky enough to get this in the mail not too long ago, together with some other nefarious nutcracking soundbits which i'll be posting hopefully soon. It's more of the same actually, there's no real variation on the familiar Boar sound, but that isn't a bad thing.
The CD came in a selfmade plastic sleeve, consisting of two megatough plastic sheets stapled together. It was hard to get the CD out of that pvc prison, but it was worth it.

Released: Dead Pope Productions, November 2009, Limited to 40.

01. Man's Greatest Intentions
02. Man's Greatest Fault
03. Man's Greatest Fish
04. Man's Greatest Sin


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Previously Released:
2008: Boar - Birds and Bees
2008: Endometrium Cuntplow + Boar - This Is Taking Me Awhile To Think About Ghost Sounds Split
2009: Boar + Zebra Mu Split
2009: Boar & Intestinal Disgorge
2009: Boar - Human Society
2009: Boar - Sabre-Tooth

Spitting Ladyladys + Bacteria Earth - Split CD

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Two swedish fellows under the moniker "Spitting Ladyladys" travel long, long light-years to bring you their intergalactic, foolish synth-noise science experiments. Following up is Bacteria Earth, providing you dense, depressing, doomsday drones that will drive you into oblivion. Imagine being sexually abducted by highly unintelligent, playful aliens then being dropped back on Earth in the unsafe zone of the set of 28 Weeks Later. Cardstock & paper packaging, numbered with inserts.

Released: Rainbow Bridge Recordings, March 2010, limited to 35.

01. Sensible Nectar - Apathy
01. Spitting Ladyladys - Bananana
02. Spitting Ladyladys - Dark Emblem Om Medallions
03. Spitting Ladyladys - Farahos Cave
04. Spitting Ladyladys - Reptile Summer Indians Or D
05. Spitting Ladyladys - Summer Labies
06. Spitting Ladyladys - Der Swishmareng Bzam!!!
07. Spitting Ladyladys - Entering The Accordioariums Sofa
08. Spitting Ladyladys - Germanium Dragonmousse
09. Bacteria Earth - Viral Pout


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Sensible Nectar + Spermwhales - Split Cassette

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Sensible Nectar sets the stage for schizophrenic, chaotic noise alongside tortured, heavily-effected screams about self-loathing and terrible memory with occasional fantastic illusions and trances. Spermwhales take over all trance responsibilities on side B and send you into a half-hour long, nearly unconscious opus appropriately named "Comatose." Numbered, painted and bagged with artwork & goodies.

Released: Rainbow Bridge Recordings, Februari 2010, limited to 50.

01. Sensible Nectar - Apathy
01. Sensible Nectar - Sawdust From The Sea
02. Sensible Nectar - Trimming The Edges Of The Rainbow Bridge
03. Sensible Nectar - Stupor Sequence
04. Sensible Nectar - Memory Lane
05. Sensible Nectar - Lapse's Lie
06. Sensible Nectar - Soft Flaw
07. Spermwhales - Comatose


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Previously Released:
2010: Sensible Nectar + Gorgonized Dorks - Split c62
2010: Sensible Nectar + Luminous + The Human Excuse + Inappropriate King Live + Redroot - Split CD




Sunday, 25 April 2010

Sensible Nectar + Luminous + The Human Excuse + Inappropriate King Live + Redroot - Split CD

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Somehow, this diverse compilation of folk, noise, harsh noise, power electronics, ambient and drone all flows together flawlessly like a nonsensical, mixed-media collage. Enjoy the dirty murmur of the UK's Luminous (Tim Chaplin), the drone-meets-noise creations of Sensible nectar, the industrial noise of Inappropriate King Live, and finally the innocent, young, dream-pop folk of Redroot and The Human Exucse all in one spray painted, hand-numbered, hand-assembled, hand-stamped package with full color artwork inside.

Released: Rainbow Bridge Recordings, March 2010, limited to 35.


01. Luminous - Opera Lunch
02. Luminous - Bus
03. Luminous - Gotta Lite
04. Luminous - Wooden Metal
05. Luminous - U Need Form
06. The Human Exucse - Friend
07. The Human Exucse - You'll Meet Some Real Whackjobs On Youtube [Live @ Stay Young House in Pittsburgh, PA 7/23/09]
08. The Human Exucse - Piano
09. Sensible Nectar - I Am No Man's Slave
10. Inappropriate King Live - Moon Practice
11. Inappropriate King Live - Large Balloons
12. Inappropriate King Live - Small Balloons
13. Inappropriate King Live - Woodrow Wilson Was A Raging Racist
14. Redroot - Rabbit Hole
15. Redroot - Untitled
16. Redroot - Shanendoah
17. Redroot - Lady And Water
18. Redroot - Shadow Eyes
19. Redroot - Distraught Prescot


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Sensible Nectar + Gorgonized Dorks - Split c62

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I recently came in contact with some Sensible Nectar stuff, which was as good as the project's name. It had a bit of everything in it, which makes it fun to listen to.

This jam-packed cassette presents some of Sensible Nectar's most introspective and creative recordings yet as well as the latest works by the seasoned Gorgonized Dorks from Culver City, CA. With lyrics extremely political in nature, Justin Marc Lloyd of Sensible Nectar manages to drag you up and down the entire spectrum of harsh noise and nauseating psychedelia, complimented by the Dorks' masterpiece of frustrating and face-melting synth and feedback blasts, all the while living up to their reputation for being one of the craziest two-pieces in all the universe. Hand-stamped, black and purple, carefully spray-painted cassettes individually packaged with full-color cut-outs from a 1990's cat book. Each insert is unique and cute as well as disturbing depending on the nature of the photo. Lyrics and track information inside.

Released: Rainbow Bridge Recordings, April 2010, limited to 39.

01. Sensible Nectar - Apathy
02. Sensible Nectar - Painful Consequences
03. Sensible Nectar - Programmed To Profit
04. Sensible Nectar - Have A Nice World War
05. Sensible Nectar - Plagues For Breakfast
06. Gorgonized Dorks - Untitled
07. Gorgonized Dorks - Untitled
08. Gorgonized Dorks - Untitled
09. Gorgonized Dorks - Untitled
10. Gorgonized Dorks - Untitled


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Black Sun Aeon - Routa


Some Heavy Metal for a change. I hope to refrain from posting albums by bands that are too popular right now, especially concerning the metal and rock genres. But more unknown bands like this one could use some free promotion.
Promotion you say?
Yes, the person behind Black Sun Aeon himself has released an illegal prerelease copy on the internets, because he believes that without it, few people would actually listen to his music, let alone knwo if they like it and want to buy a physical copy.

This is some very classy doom death metal. I would love to compare this to My Dying Bride, my favourite doom death band, but BSA sounds nothing like MDB.They have a very bass-driven guitar sound, some necessary teareautiful riffing and some excellent deep grunts. The only thing that put me off was the pronunciation of the clean sung parts. I know, I'm a nitpicker, but stil..

Released: Cyclone Empire, March 2010.

CD 1
01. Core of Winter
02. Frozen
03. Sorrowsong
04. Routa
05. Wreath of Ice
06. Dead Sun Aeon
07. Cold


CD 2
01. Funeral of World
02. River
03. Frozen Kingdom
04. Wanderer
05. The Beast
06. Silence
07. Apocalyptic Reveries


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Thursday, 22 April 2010

Danny Elfman - Alice In Wonderland


Something lighter now. Danny Elfman brings another one of his choir-driven Burton teengoth melting soundtracks. This is still relatively new, unfortunately it sounds pretty much the same as his previous work, but less good actually. You'll find out he repeats the main theme far too often and seems to want to stay on the path he already walked upon. He isn't open for change anymore, I think he's far too set in his ways now to still come up with something fresh and interesting. It all started going downhill with the Charlie & the Chocolate factory soundtrack and he hasn't been able to pull himself straight up until now.
It's not that his previous work is bad, au contraire, those were instant classics, but you can't keep composing the same routines over and over again, that would be like when a painter will only paint the same geometric figures, but only in different colours and texture.

There were nonetheless still some enjoyable parts, but the "Alice.. oooOOOHH Alice" got quite a bit annoying.

Released: Walt Disney Records, March 2010.

01. Alice's Theme
02. Little Alice
03. Proposal/Down The Hole
04. Doors
05. Drink Me
06. Into The Garden
07. Alice Reprise #1
08. Bandersnatched
09. Finding Absolem
10. Alice Reprise #2
11. The Cheshire Cat
12. Alice And Bayard's Journey
13. Alice Reprise #3
14. Alice Escapes
15. The White Queen
16. Only A Dream
17. The Dungeon
18. Alice Decides
19. Alice Reprise #4
20. Going To Battle
21. The Final Confrontation
22. Blood Of The Jabberwocky
23. Alice Returns
24. Alice Reprise #5


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previously posted:
1989: Danny Elfman - Batman
1992: Danny Elfman - Batman Returns
2009: Debroah Lurie & Danny Elfman - 9

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children


Ok, I'm doing some other albums after this. As much as I love Final Fantasy music, it's a bit too much for me to do at once. I'm not enjoying it anymore. So after this one, I'll take a little brake from FF-posting.
We're going out with a bang though. I simply love the movie and its soundtrack. FF:AC is more showing of Square's amazing animation talents than actual storytelling, but when you watch it with that in mind, you can't do anything but melt as the images float through your tv screen. And the soundtrack's only purpose seems te be nothing more than add extra tension to the film's already intense action sequences. Hard guitars, hard frantic beats, hard everything, even hard choir. It's awesome.

Released: September 2005.

CD 1
01. Opening
02. The Promised Land
03. Beyond the Wasteland
04. Sign
05. Tifa's Theme (Piano Version)
06. For the Reunion
07. Let the Battles Begin! (Piano Version)
08. Water
09. Materia
10. Black Water
11. Aerith's Theme (Piano Version)
12. Battle in the Forgotten City
13. Violator
14. The North Cave (FFVII AC Version)


CD 2
01. Divinity I
02. Let the Battles Begin! (FFVII AC Version)
03. Fight On! (FFVII AC Version)
04. Divinity II
05. Encounter
06. The Chase of Highway
07. Savior
08. Jenova (FFVII AC Version)
09. Advent: One-Winged Angel
10. Cloud Smiles
11. End Credits
12. Calling


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Previously posted:
1987: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy I
1988: Tsuyoshi Sekito - Final Fantasy II
1990: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy III
1991: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy IV
1991: Máire Breatnach - Final Fantasy IV Celtic Moon
1992: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy IV Piano Collections
1992: Ryuji Sasai & Yasuhiro Kawakami - Final Fantasy Mystic Quest
1992: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy V - Disc 1
1992: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy V - Disc 2
1993: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy V Piano Collections
1994: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VI - Disc 1
1994: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VI - Disc 2
1994: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VI - Disc 3
1994: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VI - Grand Finale
1995: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VI Piano Collections
1997: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VII - Disc 1
1997: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VII - Disc 2
1997: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VII - Disc 3
1997: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VII - Disc 4
2006: Masashi Hamauzu - Final Fantasy VII: Dirge Of Cerberus - Disc 1
2006: Masashi Hamauzu - Final Fantasy VII: Dirge Of Cerberus - Disc 2
2006: Masashi Hamauzu - Final Fantasy VII - Dirge of Cerberus Multiplayer Mode
2007: Takeharu Ishimoto - Final Fantasy VII - Crisis Core - Disc 1
2007: Takeharu Ishimoto - Final Fantasy VII - Crisis Core - Disc 2
2007: Takeharu Ishimoto - Final Fantasy VII - Before Crisis & Last Order

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Takeharu Ishimoto - Final Fantasy VII - Before Crisis & Last Order



In my opinion, the Last Order animated short was amazing, it had a solid soundtrack and a well-told storyline. Most of that is due to the original, the main Final Fantasy game, where it derives most of its story and its scoring, but there are some finer aspects you didn't get to see or hear in the game itself. And that's always a plus.

Released: Square Enix, December 2007.

01. Theme of Turks (BC-FFVII-Version)
02. Mission
03. Survive
04. Secret Action
05. Theme of Elfe
06. Black Beat
07. Desperate Crisis
08. Last Labyrinth
09. Rebirth
10. Theme of Elfe (Angel)
11. Theme of Elfe (Devil)
12. Rebirth (Edit)
13. 1st Climax
14. Cremation
15. Pride of Soldier
16. Pursuit
17. Beyond the Death (From Theme of Tifa)
18. Frenzy of Steel
19. Sneak Attack
20. Decision
21. Serious Attack
22. Brief Reunion (From Theme of Tifa)
23. The Truth in the Dark
24. Theme of Turks 2005
25. Dear Friend
26. Last Order
27. Last Order (Edit
)


For fingering


Previously posted:
1987: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy I
1988: Tsuyoshi Sekito - Final Fantasy II
1990: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy III
1991: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy IV
1991: Máire Breatnach - Final Fantasy IV Celtic Moon
1992: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy IV Piano Collections
1992: Ryuji Sasai & Yasuhiro Kawakami - Final Fantasy Mystic Quest
1992: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy V - Disc 1
1992: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy V - Disc 2
1993: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy V Piano Collections
1994: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VI - Disc 1
1994: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VI - Disc 2
1994: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VI - Disc 3
1994: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VI - Grand Finale
1995: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VI Piano Collections
1997: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VII - Disc 1
1997: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VII - Disc 2
1997: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VII - Disc 3
1997: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VII - Disc 4
2006: Masashi Hamauzu - Final Fantasy VII: Dirge Of Cerberus - Disc 1
2006: Masashi Hamauzu - Final Fantasy VII: Dirge Of Cerberus - Disc 2
2006: Masashi Hamauzu - Final Fantasy VII - Dirge of Cerberus Multiplayer Mode
2007: Takeharu Ishimoto - Final Fantasy VII - Crisis Core - Disc 1
2007: Takeharu Ishimoto - Final Fantasy VII - Crisis Core - Disc 2

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Takeharu Ishimoto - Final Fantasy VII - Crisis Core


I have no psp, which is too bad, because I actually want to play this game, it seems like a lot of fun. If anyone ever finds some sort of psp-emulator send me a non-descreet message! Yarr!
It's strikes me as weird though, that this game, which couldn't be all that much larger than let's say Final Fantasy IV, has more soundtrack. Does this mean that they're pushing too hard on the scoring? Perhaps they realize that a soundtrack to a Final Fantasy game has a great business potential, so they milk it dry by putting perhaps too much music in the game.
Well, I can't really have an honest opinion in this, as I haven't played it yet, but it certainly feeled that way too me. We all love a large amount of music, but as a Final Fantasy gamer, I want to be able to still humm along to the music just by playing the game, not because I bought (or downloaded) the soundtrack..

Released: Warner Music Japan, October 2007.

CD 1
01. Memory Fragments - DMW
02. Crisis Core Theme - Succession
03. Begin Mission
04. First Mission (from FFVII 'Opening - Bombing Mission')
05. Mako City
06. Vigilant Night
07. Encounter
08. Crisis Core Theme - Dreams and Honor
09. Last Order-Crisis Mix (From Last Order FFVII)
10. The Terrible Truth
11. Roaming in the Afternoon Sun
12. Conflict
13. The Iron Beast
14. Crisis Core Theme - Under the Apple Tree
15. The Summoned (From FFVII 'Fight on!')
16. Burden to Bear
17. Timely Ambush (From FFVII 'Let the Battles Begin!')
18. Dark Suits (From FFVII 'Turks' Theme')
19. Pipes and Steel (From Last Order FFVII)
20. Combat
21. Crisis Core Theme - The Scars That Remain
22. A Flower Blooming In the Slums (From FFVII 'Aerith's Theme')
23. Eyes the Color of the Sky
24. Crisis Core Theme - Protect Your Honor
25. Anguish
26. March Through Harsh Terrain (From Last Order FFVII)
27. A Moment of Camaraderie
28. Black Wing Unfurled
29. Crisis Core Theme - True Motives
30. No Honor Remains
31. Why (CCFFVII Mix)


CD 2
01. Where Light Does Not Reach
02. New Developments
03. Mako Monopoly (From FFVII 'Shinra Company')
04. Crisis Core Theme - New Assignment
05. The Shrouded Village (From FFVII 'Heart of Anxiety')
06. Parting of Ways
07. The Ominous Mansion
08. A Brief Rest
09. Prelude to Destruction
10. Vengeance on the World (From FFVII 'One-Winged Angel')
11. Night of Seclusion
12. Duty and Friendship
13. Crisis Core Theme - Blazing Through the Battlefield
14. Escape into the Wasteland
15. Resolution
16. Wandering under the Moonlight
17. The Water's Surface
18. Howling Abominations
19. The Planet Has Become My Guardian
20. The SOLDIER Way
21. The Price of Freedom
22. Why
23. Living Legacy
24. To Be Continued (From FFVII 'Opening - Bombing Mission')


Finger Disc 1
Finger Disc 2


Previously posted:
1987: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy I
1988: Tsuyoshi Sekito - Final Fantasy II
1990: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy III
1991: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy IV
1991: Máire Breatnach - Final Fantasy IV Celtic Moon
1992: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy IV Piano Collections
1992: Ryuji Sasai & Yasuhiro Kawakami - Final Fantasy Mystic Quest
1992: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy V - Disc 1
1992: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy V - Disc 2
1993: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy V Piano Collections
1994: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VI - Disc 1
1994: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VI - Disc 2
1994: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VI - Disc 3
1994: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VI - Grand Finale
1995: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VI Piano Collections
1997: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VII - Disc 1
1997: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VII - Disc 2
1997: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VII - Disc 3
1997: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VII - Disc 4
2006: Masashi Hamauzu - Final Fantasy VII: Dirge Of Cerberus - Disc 1
2006: Masashi Hamauzu - Final Fantasy VII: Dirge Of Cerberus - Disc 2
2006: Masashi Hamauzu - Final Fantasy VII - Dirge of Cerberus Multiplayer Mode

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Masashi Hamauzu - Final Fantasy VII - Dirge of Cerberus Multiplayer Mode


This album contains tracks that didn't appear on the single-player game. I quite honestly never knew about a multiplayer option in this game, not until I saw there was a soundtrack released for it. I have no idea how that works though, do you both play as Vincent..? o_0"
This is by far the hardest entry in the FF-soundtrack series I've encountered, perhaps the thought "two sets of guns equals double the volume" or something like that. I like it, but it didn't sound very Final Fantasy to me, call me old-fashioned but I like my classics well taken care of.
It was only released through download, why I couldn't find any larger cover art is beyond me..

Released: Square Enix Music, 2006.

01. Turks 101
02. Song of the Gathered
03. Final Briefing
04. Underground Complex
05. Fierce Battle
06. Time Limit
07. Bad Feeling
08. Wild Pack
09. Immaculate Frenzy
10. Pegasus Riders
11. Meeting in the Rain
12. Heavy Armored Soldier
13. Lucrecia's Research
14. Flying High
15. Pure Stream
16. Train Graveyard
17. Central Complex
18. Uncontrollable Darkness
19. True Beast
20. Crumbling Mind
21. Attack on Midgar
22. Redeem the World
23. Outskirts of Fight
24. Combat Results
25. Restrictor
26. First Encounters
27. Dark Feelings


For fingering


Previously posted:
1987: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy I
1988: Tsuyoshi Sekito - Final Fantasy II
1990: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy III
1991: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy IV
1991: Máire Breatnach - Final Fantasy IV Celtic Moon
1992: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy IV Piano Collections
1992: Ryuji Sasai & Yasuhiro Kawakami - Final Fantasy Mystic Quest
1992: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy V - Disc 1
1992: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy V - Disc 2
1993: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy V Piano Collections
1994: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VI - Disc 1
1994: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VI - Disc 2
1994: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VI - Disc 3
1994: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VI - Grand Finale
1995: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VI Piano Collections
1997: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VII - Disc 1
1997: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VII - Disc 2
1997: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VII - Disc 3
1997: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VII - Disc 4
2006: Masashi Hamauzu - Final Fantasy VII: Dirge Of Cerberus - Disc 1
2006: Masashi Hamauzu - Final Fantasy VII: Dirge Of Cerberus - Disc 2

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Masashi Hamauzu - Final Fantasy VII: Dirge Of Cerberus


I have not played this game, I intend to, but after I played all the other Final Fantasy games. The character Vincent Valentine is a good one to base an enitre game upon, but the gameplay itself lacks appeal.
The soundtrack was also not that good, not for the titel it falls under that is, FFVII received to much praise for this soundtrack to ever get close to its predecessor's fame and quality.

Released: 2006.

CD 1
01. Flicker
02. Calm Before the Storm
03. Trigger Situation
04. Prologue of "Dirge of Cerberus"
05. Fragment of Memory
06. Fearful Happening
07. WRO March
08. Azul the Cerulean
09. Fight Tune "Arms of Shinra
10. Abhorrence Whirls
11. Silent Edge
12. Undulation
13. Counteroffensive
14. Ten Year Reunion
15. Fight Tune "Girl Named Shelke"
16. Fight Tune "Killing One Another"
17. Uneasy Feelings
18. Memories with Lucrecia
19. Sneaky Cait Sith
20. Darkness
21. Lifestream
22. Rosso the Crimson
23. Mysterious Ninja
24. Ninja Girl of Wutai
25. Sudden Parting
26. Discovery in Sadness
27. A Proposal
28. High-Spirited
29. Return to the Subject
30. Marching Tune #0


CD 2
01. Return to the Origin
02. Marching Tune
03. Fight Tune "Crimson Impact"
04. Under a Full Moon
05. Trespasser
06. Transformation into Chaos
07. Splinter of Sadness
08. Deep Darkness of Shinra
09. Lucrecia Crescent
10. Forgotten Tears
11. Fight Tune "Messenger of the Dark"
12. Awakening
13. Fight Tune "The Immaculate"
14. Finally Reborn
15. The Last SND
16. Everyone's Help
17. Longing
18. Terminus
19. Quickening
20. Death and Rebirth
21. Chaotic End
22. Redemption
23. Hope of the Future


Finger Disc 1
Finger Disc 2

Previously posted:
1987: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy I
1988: Tsuyoshi Sekito - Final Fantasy II
1990: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy III
1991: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy IV
1991: Máire Breatnach - Final Fantasy IV Celtic Moon
1992: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy IV Piano Collections
1992: Ryuji Sasai & Yasuhiro Kawakami - Final Fantasy Mystic Quest
1992: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy V - Disc 1
1992: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy V - Disc 2
1993: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy V Piano Collections
1994: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VI - Disc 1
1994: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VI - Disc 2
1994: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VI - Disc 3
1994: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VI - Grand Finale
1995: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VI Piano Collections
1997: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VII - Disc 1
1997: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VII - Disc 2
1997: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VII - Disc 3
1997: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VII - Disc 4

Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VII


This is it. It ain't my favourite entry in the series, but the internets gave me reason to believe it sure is everyone else's. I do have to admit that it comes to a second place, but my FF numero uno is still to come.
Musically, this is solid. For me, this is what set the standards on every Final fantasy soundtrack, even the ones from previously released games, just because this one is the first one to truly feel like it is complete. Nothing that Nobuo Uematsu could have composed extra would have fit in, every published track on these discs has its own purpose, its own addition to the whole of the soundtrack, the whole of the game, the story is told completely, so there could be no extra things to tell us.
If you haven't downloaded any of the other soundtracks, I do recommend you to download this one.

Released: Digicube, 1997.

Disc 1
01. The Prelude
02. Opening - Bombing Mission
03. Mako Reactor
04. Heart of Anxiety
05. Tifa's Theme
06. Barret's Theme
07. Hurry!
08. Lurking in the Darkness
09. Shinra Company
10. Let the Battles Begin!
11. Fanfare
12. Flowers Blooming in the Church
13. Turks' Theme
14. Under the Rotting Pizza
15. The Oppressed
16. Honeybee Inn
17. Who...Are You?
18. Don of the Slums
19. Infiltrating Shinra
20. Fight On!
21. Red XIII's Theme
22. Crazy Motorcycle
23. Dear to the Heart


Disc2
01. Main Theme of Final Fantasy VII
02. On Our Way
03. Good Night, Until Tomorrow
04. On That Day, Five Years Ago
05. Farm Boy
06. Waltz de Chocobo
07. Electric de Chocobo
08. Cinco de Chocobo
09. In Search of the Man in Black
10. Fort Condor
11. Rufus's Welcoming Ceremony
12. It's Hard to Stand on Both Feet!
13. Trail of Blood
14. J-E-N-O-V-A
15. Continue
16. Costa del Sol
17. Mark of a Traitor
18. Mining Town
19. Gold Saucer
20. Cait Sith's Theme
21. Desert Wasteland


Disc3
01. Cosmo Canyon
02. Lifestream
03. The Great Warrior
04. Descendant of Shinobi
05. Those Chosen by the Planet
06. The Nightmare Begins
07. Cid's Theme
08. Steal the Tiny Bronco!
09. Wutai
10. Stolen Materia
11. Racing Chocobos - Place Your Bets!
12. Fiddle de Chocobo
13. Jackpot!
14. Tango of Tears
15. Debut
16. Words Drowned by Fireworks
17. Forested Temple
18. Listen to the Cries of the Planet
19. Aerith's Theme
20. Buried in Snow
21. The North Cave
22. Reunion
23. Who... Am I?


Disc4
01. Shinra's Full-Scale Assault
02. Attack of the Weapon
03. The Highwind Takes to the Skies
04. Secret of the Deep Sea
05. Provincial Town
06. From the Edge of Despair
07. Other Side of the Mountain
08. Hurry Up!
09. Launching a Dream into Space
10. Countdown
11. Open Your Heart
12. Mako Cannon - The Destruction of Shinra
13. Judgment Day
14. JENOVA Absolute
15. Birth of a God
16. One-Winged Angel
17. The Planet's Crisis
18. Staff Roll


Finger Disc 1
Finger Disc 2
Finger Disc 3
Finger Disc 4


Previously posted:
1987: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy I
1988: Tsuyoshi Sekito - Final Fantasy II
1990: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy III
1991: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy IV
1991: Máire Breatnach - Final Fantasy IV Celtic Moon
1992: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy IV Piano Collections
1992: Ryuji Sasai & Yasuhiro Kawakami - Final Fantasy Mystic Quest
1992: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy V - Disc 1
1992: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy V - Disc 2
1993: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy V Piano Collections
1994: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VI - Disc 1
1994: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VI - Disc 2
1994: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VI - Disc 3
1994: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VI - Grand Finale
1995: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VI Piano Collections

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VI Piano Collections


This has about the same value for me as the original soundtrack of the game, same "been there, done that" feeling. And even though I just read that Nobuo Uematsu himself was very pleased with the soundtrack and this piano collection, I still don't like it that much. It's not that it isn't good, it's just not outstanding. I expect more from Uematsu and from a Final Fantasy score.

Released: NTT Publishing, 1995.

01. Terra's Theme
02. Gau's Theme
03. Kefka
04. Spinach Rag
05. Stragos's Theme
06. Phantom Forest
07. Kids Run Through the City
08. Johnny C. Bad
09. Phantom Train
10. The Decisive Battle
11. Coin of Fate
12. Celes's Theme
13. Waltz de Chocobo


For fingering


previously posted:
1987: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy I
1988: Tsuyoshi Sekito - Final Fantasy II
1990: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy III
1991: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy IV
1991: Máire Breatnach - Final Fantasy IV Celtic Moon
1992: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy IV Piano Collections
1992: Ryuji Sasai & Yasuhiro Kawakami - Final Fantasy Mystic Quest
1992: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy V - Disc 1
1992: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy V - Disc 2
1993: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy V Piano Collections
1994: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VI - Disc 1
1994: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VI - Disc 2
1994: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VI - Disc 3

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VI


I can't really review this soundtrack from the gamer point of view, because I haven't played this game yet. I did buy the psone remake a while ago, but I'm too busy right with too many rpg's: Mystic Quest, Breath of Fire III, Dragon Quest VIII, Digimon World 2003 and Final Fantasy X-2. But after I defeated the last boss of the last rpg in this list, I will play Final Fantasy VI..

Since Episode V, the amount of discs never returns to just one, so be prepared for long blog posts, with long tracklistings and long hours of Final Fantasy-ismic Music.
I thought this soundtrack felt like a megamix of previous Final Fantasy melodies, same structure, same build up, same lightheartedness where necessary, but all very well played out over the three discs. I did think a few times that it was time for Nobuo Uematsu to get out of his lazy chair and show us some new tricks, instead of playing by the same old rules in the book.
This doesn't mean there aren't new compositions here, it just felt a bit "same old, same old" some times.

Released: NTT Publishing, 1994.

Disc 1
01. Omen
02. The Mines of Narshe
03. Awakening
04. Locke's Theme
05. Battle
06. Victory Fanfare
07. Edgar & Sabin's Theme
08. Kefka
09. Mt. Koltz
10. The Returners
11. Shadow's Theme
12. Troops March On
13. Cyan's Theme
14. The Unforgiven
15. Phantom Forest
16. Phantom Train
17. The Veldt
18. Gau's Theme
19. The Serpent Trench
20. Kids Run Through the City
21. Under Martial Law
22. Celes's Theme
23. Protect the Espers!
24. The Decisive Battle
25. Metamorphosis


Disc 2
01. Terra's Theme
02. Coin of Fate
03. Techno de Chocobo
04. Forever Rachel
05. Slam Shuffle
06. Spinach Rag
07. Overture
08. Aria di Mezzo Carattere
09. Wedding Waltz ~ Duel
10. Grand Finale
11. Setzer's Theme
12. Johnny C. Bad
13. The Gestahl Empire
14. Magitek Research Facility
15. The Airship Blackjack
16. What?
17. Mog's Theme
18. Strago's Theme
19. Relm's Theme
20. Esper World


Disc 3
01. Floating Continent
02. Catastrophe
03. Battle to the Death
04. Rest in Peace
05. Dark World
06. From that Day On...
07. Searching for Friends
08. Gogo's Theme
09. Epitaph
10. The Magic House
11. Umaro's Theme
12. The Fanatics
13. Kefka's Tower
14. Dancing Mad
15. Balance Is Restored
16. The Prelude


Finger Disc 1
Finger Disc 2
Finger Disc 3


Previously posted:

1987: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy I
1988: Tsuyoshi Sekito - Final Fantasy II
1990: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy III
1991: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy IV
1991: Máire Breatnach - Final Fantasy IV Celtic Moon
1992: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy IV Piano Collections
1992: Ryuji Sasai & Yasuhiro Kawakami - Final Fantasy Mystic Quest
1992: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy V - Disc 1
1992: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy V - Disc 2
1993: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy V Piano Collections

Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy V Piano Collections


In contrast to what I wrote about the original soundtrack, the Final Fantasy 5 piano version is actually my favourite piano version of any Final Fantasy episode. It's got everything, something lighthearted, something serious and somber and something exciting and with a faster tempo. I love it.
What bugs me though, is that the tracklist uses different translations for the titles. I almost hesitated and wanted to use the Japanese kanji, but I went with English as I don't understand Japanese (yet...).

Released: 1993, NTT Publishing.

01. A Presentiment
02. Tenderness in the Air
03. Harvest
04. Ahead on Our Way
05. Critter Tripper Fritter!?
06. My Home, Sweet Home
07. Mambo de Chocobo
08. Lenna's Theme
09. Music Box
10. Battle with Gilgamesh
11. Waltz Clavier
12. Dear Friends
13. The New Origin


For fingering


Previously posted:
1987: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy I
1988: Tsuyoshi Sekito - Final Fantasy II
1990: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy III
1991: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy IV
1991: Máire Breatnach - Final Fantasy IV Celtic Moon
1992: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy IV Piano Collections
1992: Ryuji Sasai & Yasuhiro Kawakami - Final Fantasy Mystic Quest
1992: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy V - Disc 1
1992: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy V - Disc 2

Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy V



This is the fifth installement in the main Final Fantasy series. And the first one to come with more than one disc as a soundtrack. So needless to say, it's requires longer listening time than previous posts. The problem with longer soundtracks is that it becomes harder to make sure all the tracks work together, to make it convincing that the two discs are a whole, not a collection of tracks. And I thought it didn't quite work out that way. It didn't get to be one feeling, it felt quite unhinged and sometimes even out of place. Especially during the actual game, it was very noticeable that you went from one seen to the next, because of the soundtrack lying underneath.
It's also supposed to be one of the classics, one of the most reverred Final Fantas soundtracks out there, focusing around the "Dear Friends" track. But even after 20 gazillion listening sessions, I still don't get what the big fuss is all about. I thought it was nothing special. There were some good tracks though, like "Mambo De Chocobo" and "Harvest", but you could just as well listen to the piano versions of those tracks.
Still, if you're a fan or if you've played it once, you should get it, just for the nostalgic feel to it.

Released: NTT Publishing, 1992.

CD 1
01. Main Theme of FINAL FANTASY V
02. Opening Theme
03. Four Hearts
04. Hurry! Hurry!!
05. Lenna's Theme
06. Dungeon
07. Battle 1
08. Victory Fanfare
09. Requiem
10. Pirates Ahoy
11. Town Theme
12. Good Night
13. Sealed Away
14. Cursed Lands
15. Deception
16. Harvest
17. To the North Mountain
18. Close Call
19. Battle 2
20. Spreading Grand Wings
21. Royal Palace
22. Fire Ship
23. Run!
24. Sorrows of Parting
25. Library of Ancients
26. Reminiscence
27. Musica Machina
28. The Day Will Come
29. What?
30. Mambo de Chocobo
31. Home, Sweet Home
32. Music Box
33. The Airship
34. The Evil Lord Exdeath


CD 2
01. Exdeath's Castle
02. The Dawn Warriors
03. Clash On the Big Bridge
04. Unknown Lands
05. Moogles' Theme
06. The Castle of Dawn
07. Beyond the Deep Blue Sea
08. Legend of the Deep Forest
09. Tycoon Waltz
10. Boko's Theme
11. A New World
12. Sealed Book
13. Slumber of Ancient Earth
14. Prelude to the Void
15. In Search of Light
16. The Decisive Battle
17. The Final Battle
18. The Silent Beyond
19. Dear Friends
20. FINAL FANTASY
21. Ending Theme
22. The Prelude
23. Fanfare 1
24. Fanfare 2
25. I'm a Dancer
26. Piano Lesson 1
27. Piano Lesson 2
28. Piano Lesson 3
29. Piano Lesson 4
30. Piano Lesson 5
31. Piano Lesson 6
32. Piano Lesson 7
33. Piano Lesson 8


Finger Disc 1
Finger Disc 2


Previously posted:
1987: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy I
1988: Tsuyoshi Sekito - Final Fantasy II
1990: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy III
1991: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy IV
1991: Máire Breatnach - Final Fantasy IV Celtic Moon
1992: Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy IV Piano Collections
1992: Ryuji Sasai & Yasuhiro Kawakami - Final Fantasy Mystic Quest

Friday, 19 March 2010

Julia LaDense - Fucks Like A Soccer Mom


After this one I'm getting back to the Final Fantasy posting. I just wanted to take a break so that no one thinks I've lost my way.
This is supposed to be her sophomore album, and I thought it was along the same line as her first album. Whilst listening to this album, I realized she had her own brand of noisemaking and decided to post these two albums.

Released: Afternoons Modeling, 2009, limited to 16.
01. Boys
02. Respirator
03. Fuck A!
04. Slits Man Next Door
05. Jimi And J Kwon Hinght Tripping
06. Sampleruff
07. Pizza Hut
08. Breathin The Boxer Shorts
09. digitalhardsore1unfinished


For fingering

For buying


Previously posted:
2009: Julia LaDense - Pussy Willow
2009: Earth Incubator + Julia LaDense - Mother-Russia

Julia LaDense - Pussy Willow


Some time ago, I posted a split with Earth Incubator and I gave it a pretty bad review. I seriously wasn't happy with that split, I thought the use of samples was distasteful and on top of that I had already heard the Earth Incubator track on another split.
But I decided to give Julia another chance and got the next two albums in my posession. If I got it right, this one's her premiere album in the noiseworld, and I thought it had much more quality than that split, so I was pleased enough to post it on here. Give it a try.

Released: I had An Accident Records, 2009, limited to 20 copies.

01. () lie mission ()
02. Africlockstricecan ianMixnish
03. AVery Creative Ass Mutual
04. right on mega man a3
05. medal (al_)
06. lady now that i fondle you awake
07. incredit weeaz-edible
08. first track hank
09. second track #13
10. sawwar
11. don't drink
12. kids


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Previously posted:
2009: Earth Incubator + Julia LaDense - Mother-Russia