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Grumpy Longbeard





washington state USA

Quick update-listening to compilations of my 3 favorite classic composers

.greig
.holst
.wagner



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Proud Triarch Praetorian





This. What a good time.


   
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Grumpy Longbeard





washington state USA

Update time, started in on my special edition soundtracks for the hobbit and lord of the rings movies..this could take a few days



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Grumpy Longbeard





washington state USA

As a long time anime fan starting back in the early 80s with star blazers/space battleship yamato i have a huge collection of soundtracks, some of which are classics or had to come by or from excellent but now little known series. starting this off alphabetical


.AD police (the original 3 part series) spin off from the original bubblegum crisis. based on the tony takazaki manga
.aldnoah zero
.arpeggio of blue steel-ars nova



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Grumpy Longbeard





washington state USA

Moving on with anime soundstracks


the anime and game soundtracks for
.bastard (the explosive wizard) based on the long running manga by hagiwara




Funny side note, hagiwara is a huge metal head and easter eggs heavy metal references throughout his manga. most of the main characters are named after band members (the main character "Dark schiner" is named after the original ACCEPT singer Udo dirkschnider for example), and all of the magic spells (and some locations like the kingdom of metallicana) used are the names or variations of names of bands.

Next up we have another of hagiwaras creations the rare and little known gem of an anime that spoofs anime troupes

.bakuen(combustable) campus guardress



and then some better known series

.berserk
.black lagoon

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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

If its anime time then its time for Wolf's Rain!





And Ergo Proxy



   
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Grumpy Longbeard





washington state USA

Well just about anything yoko kanno was involved in gets my attention

and ergo proxy was a weird anime even by my standards.



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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

Ergo Proxy is a lot of fun, its quirky and its one of those stories where you have to make it all the way to the end to get a portion of the answers. You never quite get them all, but you get enough to create a story behind the tale that unfolds and to get an idea of where it might go in the future.



And another Wolf's Rain track, interesting how diverse the music in it is.


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Grumpy Longbeard





washington state USA

Well it took a while since my last post, this ones going to be a big one.


So back in the late 1980s anime was virtually non-existent in the USA outside of bastardized things like robotech.
as it so happened i found a bootlegger that was selling copies of all sorts of anime from the original laser discs. One of my first loves and addictions was a new series at the time called bubblegum crisis.
Silly name aside it was heavily influenced by blade runner. it was also the first collection of soundtracks that got me into collection anime soundtracks with the iconic opening song konya wa hurricane (there is a hurricane tonight)




At the time i was addicted with all things related to bubblegum crisis(hence my previous entry of the AD police files). the original series soundtracks started out well enough with rock and instrumental tracks, however by the 5th episode in the series-while having one of the best story arcs and great animation for the time-started suffereing from the "image song" craze. basically a bunch of filler pop songs that were never used in the series.

After the 8th episode in a planned 12 the series was canceled, it was later picked up by another studio including 3 of the original main voice actresses who all went on to have huge careers in the industry. the voice actress for the 4th and most loved character of priss Kinuko Ohmori did not desire a career as a seyuu (japanese voice actress) and left after the original series ended to focus on a career as a pop singer.,


We come to bubblegum crash. as i said before i bought the soundtracks straight away before seeing the series and well lets say it was lackluster. the animation quality was poor in many ways and the characters were not acting in their developed roles.
Still the soundtracks did have some gems with more of a musical focus on electronic music. it still suffered from the "image song" problem.





last on the list of the series was the complete re-boot in the form of bubblegum crisis 2040 the TV series. considering it was a completer re-do i was pleased with the result. the soundtracks featured more of a techno/rock/electronic fusion





So that is what i have been listening through lately.

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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

I get a bit annoyed at how many classic and older anime never gets (or gets a very limited) EU/UK region release, but has a USA release!

And now for something totally different

Takes around 1 min to get started though - jump to it



   
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Grumpy Longbeard





washington state USA

Good choice, picked up that album when it was released.



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Longtime Dakkanaut






Just discovered this gent who does some astounding remixes of movie themes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUr0Tq-UgX0
   
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Grumpy Longbeard





washington state USA

good stuff Gideon

Well it is a little funny now that i think of it, but in a good way. a large portion of my anime soundtracks either were made entirely by or partially by Yoko Kanno, one of the most impressive modern composers in the league of john williams.

My collections spans from her first inroads from the mid 90s with macross plus and vision of excaflowne to her later works in macross frontier, ghost in the shell, wolfs rain and others. Her ability to span the styles across things like techno, classical orchestra, choir chant, funk and jazz as well as western, rock, and Jpop is most impressive.

The current place i am in the listening list

.brainpowered





i was never really a fan of the anime style but the soundtrack was understandably fantastic.

Next up is one just about everybody knows

.cowboy bebop




After that one that i both love and hated at the same time

.legend of crystania




It is the direct follow on story to the record of lodoss war novels more accurately portrayed by the ending of the lodoss war TV series. as far as the story goes it is quite good, with some fine background music. the down side is that the minimalist animation design style, character designs and quality were devastatingly bad especially since this was at the time the only continuation of the record of lodoss war story line after the iconic OVA series of the early 90s.





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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

I wish they'd release the blueray-dvd of the Lodoss War series and co in the EU/UK market. sadly I can only ever see the occasional USA import in region 1 encoding at a very high price.


And now time for some Orden Ogan! Apparently a new CD is out this year too!





   
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Grumpy Longbeard





washington state USA

Continuing on where i left off

A funny thing about major western companies back in the early 90s when they started importing anime, along with really bad dub jobs they seemed to think they needed to change the original japanese soundtracks out for americanized ones.

There were the rare exceptions that actually turned out to be good.

First up is cyber city OEDO 808 from the legendary MADHOUSE studio. (which i was fortunate enough to get to visit when i was in tokyo back in 2000)
I have both the original soundtrack with its long form themes around the 3 main characters and the western re-make with a heavy does of rock and electronic music.

Japanese



UK version





Next up-an iconic and one of my favorite series based on scifi novels from the 1970s james bond in space meets Mr bean-The dirty pair

I have the TV series form the mid 80s




The fantastic follow up movie (don't watch the dub it was terrible)





The early 90s OVA series





And the final flight 005 conspiracy OVA/movie that ended the original run.

The tried to do a re-boot series called flash with cartoonish character re-designs and new voice actresses, but it wasn't the dirty pair to me

And last up for this installment the original dominion tank police
series-




Along with the second series, with quite a good soundtrack




They made a one off ESWAT special that takes place later in the timeline of the manga with updated graphics comparable to ghost in the shell form the mid 2000s but i never got that soundtrack.

More to come of course





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Sword-Bearing Inquisitorial Crusader





London, England

One of my favourite artists with an interesting cover

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

And now for a bit of fun



   
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Grumpy Longbeard





washington state USA

Ah yes-the beards, such a fun band


Moving ahead

the dragon half anime had a soundtrack, but this song wasn't on it




Took my forever to find this gem on CD.


then i hit the ELhazard OVA soundtrack, not a fan of the tenchi muyo series by this artist, but i loved photon(the best thing they ever did IMHO) and ELhazard.

Next up is the very well known neon genesis evangelion series.

One of my favorite version of the opening is a chorus version sung by the original voice actors(right after the heavy metal cover by animetal USA)




The rest is going to take some time as i am going full yoko kanno and listening to all the escaflowne soundtracks for the TV series and the movie.










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Archmagos Veneratus Extremis





Hefnaheim

So this week has been rough, very rough. So Im digging out the music I listen to when all goes down the drain

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

A fun one here - hint try just listening to it and not watching and guess how many instruments you can hear - then watch.



   
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Last Remaining Whole C'Tan






Delving into a bit of Glam Rock



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Am currently listening to a mix of Rainbow songs, current one playing is The Temple of the King.
   
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Stalwart Veteran Guard Sergeant





England

Fire- Arthur Brown.

See that stuff above? Completely true. All of it, every single word. Stands to reason. 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK




It's not spaghetti but its good fun for an action western! From the film "The Quick and the Dead"

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





I'm typically not a fan of modern rock (there are some exceptions), so I somehow completely missed Skillet even existing. I heard the song in the background of a strongman video. It's fairly generic, but I really like the contrast of the male and female vocals throughout the song.
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Also, Band-Maid all the time. Particularly Onset, the only instrumental I've heard from them. There's a sonic depth to their music that I can't really describe because I have next to no musical talent. I can really only describe it as their songs seem to have more texture than most modern rock. Sadly the studio version is never on YouTube.

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Theme song from What We Do In The Shadows. Completely blows my mind that there was a female Filipino-American singer making folk records in the 60's.
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Listening to Norma Tanega led to Fanny popping up in my recommendations. They were all an all-female rock band that predated The Runaways. Never heard of them before.

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For more modern stuff, Ghost! I stumbled on to them a few months ago. Square Hammer is my favorite, but I love Cirice as well. Fascinating group.
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Somewhere out there in the Appalachian Mountians

Some songs from Sam Robson. Perhaps my favorite person to listen to.

















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Grumpy Longbeard





washington state USA

Where i am currently

.final fantasy VII advent children movie-great soundtrack




Furi kuri probaby one of the strangest animes ever made with some iconic back ground music

Not an actual soundtrack song but i did like this music video version





I followed that up with another classic from the makers of the bubblegum crisis series-gall(ant) force.
the epic space drama part star wars part aliens in the end it all ends badly for those involved.



Next an anime i really didn't care for but the soundtrack is a solid collection of rock/metal in the style that would make Michael Kamen proud.
genesis survivor gaiarth
unfortunately finding anything other than the intro is hard to do online

Finally back to yoko kanno again with the ghost in the shell stand alone complex soundtracks

The original opening featuring the late great Origa RIP








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Grumpy Longbeard





washington state USA

Finally finished all the ghost in the shell soundtracks.
next up-
Golden boy-such a fun messed up series, the manga is just as much fun





Then gainax's earlier work but still a favorite-part super hero robot, part space opera -
GUNBUSTER- much of the soundtrack uses elements used later in evangelion but with a heavy nod to inspirational themes from space battleship yamato's score.





The next big block i have moved into is GUNDAM

By that i mean UC(universal century) the original timeline, none of the spin off alternate universes.

First off is gundam 0080 war in the pocket. made shortly after the chars counter attack movie in 1988. it was the first in the series of Gundam side stories that took place in and around the one year war. it also signaled a change in the overall look and feel of the show using new animation techniques and more detailed styles that have become the standard for all following shows-0083, 08th MS team, thunderbolt, MS igloo, unicorn etc...







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Grumpy Longbeard





washington state USA

Update time-the rest of the gundam soundtrack collections i enjoy


in chronological order in universe of course (well technically 0080 should have been after 08th MS team since it covers a period of several months before the wars end and not the last 2 weeks).

The 08th MS team was good, i didn't like the story as much as 0083 but that was a huge bridge series between the original movie and zeta so it has a bit more weight to me...and i liked the character designs better in 0083, including my favorite gundam character of all time-LT col. Cima garahau.


So with 08th MS team there were 2 hybrid soundtrack/audo drama CDs and then the fantastic orchestra album- "in plaha"






As i mentioned above-gundam 0083 "stardust memory"






Chars counter attack the movie-the end of the original saga of char VS amuro.





And the final installment in the timeline-UC 0096 AKA gundam unicorn.





As a side i did enjoy the gundam thunderbolt one year war side story, but the style of jazz that filled the soundtrack wasn't my thing so i passed on getting those.

I would have liked to get the soundtrack to the MS igloo series as well but by the time i was aware of it it was out of print.













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London, England

Right this instant, there's this
   
 
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