Video Game Soundtrack - Octave Theory (Earthbound Papas)
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Octave Theory


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~Earthbound Papas
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Official Release Date Mar 16, 2011
Artist Earthbound Papas
Genre Video Game Soundtrack
Version  Japan
PAX-Code PAX0003256316
Catalog No.  DERP-10015
Item Code  4580252780364

track listing

01 Introduction ~ Octopus Theory
02 Liberi Fatali(from FINAL FANTASY VIII)
03 One Winged Angel(from FINAL FANTASY VII Advent Children)
04 Thread of Fate(from GUINSAGA)
05 Metal Hypnotized
06 Eternity(from BLUE DRAGON)
07 The Forest of Thousand Years
08 Bo-Kon-Ho-Ko(from LOST ODYSSEY)
09 Homecoming

description

ゲーム「ファイナルファンタジー・シリーズ」「ロストオデッセイ」「ブルードラゴン」での作曲や「THE BLACK MAGES」等のジャンルにとらわれない活動で世界中から愛されるメロディーメーカー“植松伸夫”が満を持して始動した新バンドプロジェクト「EARTHBOUND PAPAS」。デビュー前から既に世界中から出演オファーが殺到している。
待望の1stアルバム『Octave Theory』(オクターブセオリー)には、自身が作曲を担当したゲーム作品のみならず、メタルアーティスト“DaiGo”のために書き下ろした楽曲「Metal Hypnotized」、「自由が丘森林化計画」用に書き下ろした「僕の街が森になるまで…」のEARTHBOUND PAPASバージョン収録に加え、アルバム用に新たに書き下ろした新曲2曲が収録され、“ファンタジー・ロック”を体現したアルバムとなっている。

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queenofthestoneage (27) on 04, Sep. 2014 13:38 (HKT)
Fantastic album from Nobuo Uematsu
Nobuo Uematsu has been given a lot of creative freedom since he started his own record company, Dog Ear. I'm all up for that, since he is undoubtedly one of the best composers to have ever graced the Earth, but it can also turn down some people who are ot familiar with his recent re-arrangements. Here in Octave Theory, we get a strange mix between heavy rock, synth and ambient tones. The first track, Octopus Theory, has to be my favourite from the album, along with Metal Hypnotized (both original pieces). The others are a mixed bag. Forest of a Thousand Years is a slow and mellow track which I din't like at the beginning, but slowly started to grow on me. Homecoming, the closing track for the album, is one of the more experimental pieces. It's kind of hard to describe it but it is also a slow tune that reminds me a bit of Pink Floyd. The other tracks that remain are the re-arrangements of some of Uematsu's most known tracks: One-Winged Angel (Advent Children version), Liberi Fatali and Eternity. All of these are exactly what you expect; hard rock arrangements of those tracks. One-Winged Angel is the same version from Advent Children, with some minor changes. Not a bad track, but if you've heard the AC version, it's most of the same. Liberi Fatali was a strange choice to get a hard rock arrangement, but they somehow pulled it off and it's a fantastic track. Eternity is the same as One-Winged Angel: most of the same if you've heard the original. Bo-Kon-Ho-Ko is the only track I've yet to hear. I haven't played Lost Odyssey and want to hear the original, in-game first.

All in all, this is a fantastic album that Uematsu fans are sure to love. If you're new to his arrangements, you might want to start with the first Black Mages album before hearing this one. Great job from Uematsu and the rest of the band and can't wait to hear more from them!
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cignus-ustus (12) on 25, Aug. 2011 19:43 (HKT)
A quite good new band
This is the first effort by Nobuo Uematsu's new band. It's not as heavy as the two first Black Mages CD, so it can disappoint some people expecting hard rock. There are a lot of synths in it. Besides, the arrangements aren't too risky.

As a conclusion, it's an intersting CD, but not an essential.
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