Rhythm and Police (K.O.G G3 Mix)
One of my favorite DDR songs.
“Rhythm and Police” would be a pretty good alternate name for KB in general.
After a weekend of Extreme Animes at ACEN, I had no choice but to bring this one up! Can you tell that I like Soundtracks yet?
Puella Magi Madoka Magica is one of my favorite shows, period. It’s an anyone-can-die deconstruction (and reconstruction?) of the magical girl genre, and it hits so many notes that are just… perfect.
It didn’t hurt that the score was composed by Yuki Kajiura, who’s tied with Yoko Kanno for my favorite soundtrack composer. If you watch a lot of anime, you might know her work from .hack//sign or Noir.
Her compositions bring so much emotion to each scene! From the beautifully sad Decretum, to the triumphant Credens Justitiam, to the just plain awesome Pugna Cum Magna. I don’t think the show would have been quite the same without her involvement. If I think of any of the big moments from the show, chances are I can remember what song was playing; The two are so perfectly tied together.
Oh, and of course the Ending theme was awesome too. I loved that they hold out on playing it until the third episode, just in case you didn’t know what kind of show it was already.
I guess this post doubles as an Anime Recommendation, which is fine by me >:3
Majora’s Mask was another of my favorite N64 games as a kid. People seem to have very mixed opinions on the title, but the overwhelming sense of unease and despair really got to me. The soundtrack was a big part of conveying that mood, from the sorrowful giants’ theme to the way Clocktown’s theme grew more desperate over time.
So I was pretty damn excited when I found out about this remix album, which recreates some of the more iconic music from the game with a more modern and orchestral sound. Terrible Fate is probably my favorite, with its incorporation of the song of healing and that damn mask salesman’s creepy laugh. But I love the whole album, and it’s really brought me back to how it felt to play this game as a kid.
It’s also FREE! Though if you can, this guy definitely deserves support.
It’s just the first of a planned series, and I can’t friggin’ wait for the next installment. Maybe it’ll come sooner if he gets enough funding? But regardless, Time’s End is a great product by itself.