Mystery of Machinevolution
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"Carry on Every Day" performed
Kohei Tanaka's score
for Alundra 2, with its lighthearted tone is a joy to hear. The
cool, easy-listening soundtrack varies its tone between folk type
interludes, pulsing, over-the-top action music that never seems
to take itself seriously and occasionally a scary tune.
Although sometimes sounding
very traditional from an RPG standpoint, Mr. Tanaka's music is
orchestrated in such a savvy manner, that it never seems old.
are rich, vibrant and whimsical, and encompass most musical genres
and a multitude of ethnic styles. A
standout is "Carry on Every Day" a funky upbeat song, wonderfully
performed by Saeko Chiba. The
ending song, also sung by Ms. Chiba is a fabulous jazz ballad
that puts a nice ending to everything.
Alundra 2 is a lighthearted
score that is not lightweight in the quality department. It is
a true gem and worthwhile listen.
2 is owned by SONY.