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09-24-2008, 11:01 PM
Lol. Without Lierre posting we lose 90% of our Sakimoto news :p.
So, I had no idea this OST came out. Apparently the first print is sold out. Anyone have it? I ordered as soon as I found it.
EDIT: I put in an order at CDJapan, since I wanted Sigma Harmonics too.
10-31-2008, 08:11 AM
It seems the DLC has some additional music.
12-06-2008, 08:26 AM
hey guys, how've you been?
wow, I haven't posted here in nearly 2 years.. that's what you get when you work for gamestop.
I hope that if I say that Valkyria Chronicles is one of the best soundtracks I've ever heard, I won't get the same reaction I did for my passion about FFXII back then ;)
Otherwise, I *Love* the "Fierce Combat" track as I did Mosphorian Highwaste about 3 years ago... Same degree of goosebumps from it, same level of energy.. love it.. Sakimoto Needs to write a music theory book, people would learn a hell of alot.
Here's a question I have.. in the piece "Street Fighting", why did Sakimoto avoid letting the main trumpet melody about 29 seconds into the piece, proceed stepwise into the C natural? He fools with your expectations, but what principles are at work in his language such that he'd avoid the note that my ear would like him to resolve to? Is this just poor listening on my part, poor writing on his, or a deliberate technique? Would he have violated a counterpoint principle had he gone to the C, and if so, which one so that I can work this out of my brain. I hear that C natural suspended in the strings, but they are playing about two dynamic levels softer... Why not make it a landing point for the trumpets?
Also, if i have sheet music available, it would help too. I wish companies would allow composers to publish their scores.. My musical language has similar goals to those of sakimoto's, so it hurts that there are no resources available.. Film composers have access to John William's scores.. Lucky bastards.. I don't want to learn williams.. I want to learn sakimoto.. *cry cry*... ;)
12-16-2008, 11:02 AM
This game is my first PS3 game and I am currently enjoying it ^_^ Other than the male lead VA in the American version the game is mostly perfect ^_^
to Daniel: I don't think I have sufficient knowledge to answer that question, but hey, I got the same feeling when I listen to this song. I find the transition rather weird even by Sakimoto standard. But maybe it's just that I haven't got used to it. I remember the first time I hear the first 16 bars in "Knowledge of an Adventurer" in FFTA2 and think "wtf is that? That's so brilliant!" even though I cannot immediately recognize how Sakimoto did that. ^_^
12-18-2008, 10:10 AM
Hehe, for as long as I recall, you and I have been on the same page since I arrived here ovelia. I don't think you need musical knowledge to appreciate such works, or any work although in certain cases it does help.. I personally try to avoid using my musical knowledge as a means of justifying enjoying something unless I see that a fellow musician is in love with a certain piece or someone finds something more interesting than I do in which case I like to attempt to relate to that opinion by using my knowledge, musical, philosophical, whatever it may be.
I happen to be naturally inclined to sakimoto's music either way. My vocabulary may be limited to describe the finer details of what I appreciate in sakimoto, but at the simplest level, his music gives me so many damn goosebumps... I love getting goosebumps... It's usually a sign that something is just so... right!.. to me of course..
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