Zorn always has one dark song on his melodic albums. Here, it's "The Minotaur" which is enhanced by Ikue Mori's electronics. The climactic song may be 'The Night of Enitharmon's Joy. Comparing "In Lambeth" to the group's previous work, it is stronger than " The Gnostic Preludes " and on an even footing with " The Mysteries. Regardless of the listener's familiarity with Blake's writings and visual art, this music offers a sonic expression of compassion, humanity and meditation that can resonate with everyone.
Zorn is amazing with his prolific output. The only thing missing is some accompanying literature regarding Blake's inspiration. What was it about Blake's to borrow from Wikipedia " Zorn does not have to answer to anyone, and probably would tell me where to shove it, but I'd like to understand more, and appreciate being inspired to investigate Blake's writing again and in more depth.
I imaging listening to this CD while reading WB would be copacetic. Another great one by John Zorn with the one and only Bill Frisell on guitar. On par with Gnostic Preludes. One person found this helpful. See all reviews from the United States. Top international reviews. Translate all reviews to English. Comme, en plus! Vite, la suite! Thank you for your feedback. It never truly develops and the static bass line really doesn't help matters much.
The two final boss tracks, "World Revolution" and "Last Battle," are probably polar opposites in terms of composition. This finally brings us to the largest strengths of the album, the tracks that correspond with the various time periods the main character visits.
Introduced here within are compositions of the quaint nature. This works quite well in introducing the player into the world of Chrono Trigger. While fairly repetitive, and probably the weakest of the A. From interesting rhythms and a multitude of instruments, this track is definitely a winner in my book. To round off this time period, we end with a track that definitely has received a cult following. I'm talking about "Gato's Song," of course.
While nothing spectacular, it still has a nice melody. The reason for its success, in my opinion, is how well the English lyrics go along with the melody. Within this era, the compositions displayed are mainly of the mysterious nature.
The effect is definitely a compelling result and probably the best overworld theme in the game, in my opinion. Within this era, given the context, the listener can expect to hear fairly atmospheric pieces and sad pieces, however the area themes tend to take on more of a jazzy nature.
Used as the overworld theme for this area, very little instrumentation is actually utilized. The melody created is very depressing in nature and the use of wind effects demonstrates a barren land. The melody is very basic and the instrumentation simple, but it manages to pierce the heart and, at the same time, offer some hope.
The two jazzier pieces, "Dome 16's Ruin" and "Remains of Factory" are similar in structure. A jazzy bass line dominates both tracks but the melodic counterparts differ greatly. The former is mainly synth sounds while the latter uses xylophone.
Primitive in nature, as such, the compositions featured portray this quality quite nicely. Fortunately, Mitsuda only offers a few tracks to one of the weaker sections in the game in terms of compositional quality, one being the aforementioned character theme and the other being "Rhythm of Wind, Sky, and Earth. Essentially only percussion, the entire piece is just monotonous and boring, but, in its defense, fits the time period quite nicely. In this era, Mitsuda creates some very magical pieces as well as some very dark pieces.
Another favorite of mine, "Corridors of Time," offers a very nice calypso style. The steel drums, coupled with the zither, make a wonderful pair and harmonize quite nicely. The instrumentation featured in this piece mesh well together to create a very dark piece. Ranging from piano and strings and ominous percussion, the true nature behind Queen Zeal can be seen within this composition. Since the "Black Omen" is able to transcend time and appear in any time period, the composition reflects this.
The mysterious nature seen in A. Chrono Trigger was Yasunori Mitsuda's first venture into composing for video games. As such, the overall outcome is amateurish in nature, something Mitsuda even admits to himself.
The tracks are fantastic in context, but suffer while taken out of context. While some may differ with the opinions expressed above, I stick by my opinion. Preston webster. Juergen Jankowitsch. A Becker. Erin Nicks. Death Comes Lifting. Rob St. Ewan Ross. Brett Slade. Robert D. Norbert Kas. Andy K. Shawn Kittleson. The strings carry the melody excellently, while the lush brass and percussion helps to fortify it even further.
Overall, it's a very nice translation of the original. It doesn't really push any new ground and is rather short, but it definitely brings a lot more color to the original music. The other piece on this small promotional album is a medley featuring a variety of popular themes from the original soundtrack.
Starting off with "Premonition," the listener is greeted to a mysterious sounding piece that is full of flute flourishes and some brass. The piece that follows is "Guardia Millenial Fair" and is another piece that retains the high spirits of the original, mainly due to the exquisite woodwind work.
Continuing on with a woodwind focus, "Wind Scene" follows after a harp gliss with a nice focus on flute and strings. It definitely adds to the mystery heard in the A. Following that is my favorite piece, "Frog's Theme".
Unfortunately, it is way too short. The dramatic nature is retained, but it barely even gets going before it transitions to "Battle with Magus". This is another dramatic piece, and once again, it barely gets going. The focus on brass fits, but I really do wish these two pieces were fleshed out a bit more. As one would expect, the medley ends with "To Far Away Times," a brass led piece with some string accents. Personally, I think the brass takes a bit too much away from the delicacy of the original.
My one huge gripe with this entire medley comes in the form of the transitions. Many of them are nonexistent with abrupt changes in tone and pace. Furthermore, the lack of development on some of the most popular themes on the medley is rather discouraging. When featuring seven themes, the running time of is rather short. If it was longer, many of the pieces could have had a longer run time, while at the same time, allowing people to enjoy the more popular themes.
Speaking of arrangements, the Sekito arrangements from the Chrono Trigger Original Soundtrack release are also featured on this release. Sadly, some of these arrangements are less than a minute in length. Aside from the original "Chrono Trigger" arrangement, the others are around 40 seconds long so that they fit the FMVs for the game. Unfortunately, the original arrangement isn't too spectacular. It essentially adds some instrumentation here, such as a strong brass section, which only serves to accentuate what seems like original material.
Sadly, many of these arrangements follow the same style. On the other hand, Sekito also manages to suck the life out of some rather stellar original tracks with some of his arrangements. It loses that nice and necessary rhythmic percussion line and only opts for the xylophone section, which even seems a bit toned down. There is some dramatic percussion towards the end, but it's rather pointless.
The beginning is a mixture of flute with occasional acoustic guitar accompaniment, while the meat of the arrangement relies heavily on the same bombastic brass.
Unfortunately, rather than keep with a woodwind track, which in my opinion made "Frog's Theme" so wonderful, Sekito replaces it with a string section. Compared to the original, it just lacks that bite I loved so much. While it may be a bit disjointed, I rather like the medley effect. While the next portion, the arrangement of "Burn! Moving on to "Frog's Theme," we are treated to a nice string arrangement with some woodwind usage in the end.
I rather like this one a bit more, because the string accompaniment is quite motivating, rather than the brass. Dv Edcay 2. The Shadow 2. Gut Level 4. The Bells 5. Diskono 6. Walls Of Sheffield 7. Mao Musak Intro 2. So basically some very tasty grooves and expert hooks. Favorite track: ICQ. Abnormal Listening Habits Fantastic album start to finish, you will not skip a track. Hannes Reitze.
Mike LaPan. Dave Read. Chris Rogers. Matjaz Rojc. Volcano Vinyl. Nerve Salad. Holger Coesfeld. Robb Hudspeth.CD 3 - Richard H Kirk and the Arpeggio Anonymized (minimalist analogue arpeggio workouts) All three albums were recorded between October and December and were strongly influenced by certain events happening in the UK and across the globe (with an ear and an eye to the news media) as cities around the world were in turmoil.