Soundtrax tp cd 0201-2)
from The Right Stuff
arranged and produced by
Noriko Matsueda & Takahito Eguchi
Hitoshi Ohori & Satoshi Akamatsu
by Noriko Matsueda
& Takahito Eguchi
vocals by Reiko
21 tracks 64:20
is a unique fighting game created by the minds at Dream Factory
and Squaresoft. It features a nice fighting engine, gorgeous graphics
and cinemas, and some kick ass music
. This breakout score
by the under-appreciated Square composer, Noriko Matsueda (Front
Mission 2) and her most recent musical partner, Takahito Eguchi,
deliver a super charged dose of rock, jazz and techno music that
will knock your socks off.
"Sion Barzahd" is a
fast-paced blend of blazing guitar riffs (Yoko Ueno), techno beats
and some sweet, jazzy piano. "Volt Krueger" is a down and dirty
rock tune with screaming guitars infused with some slick keyboard
riffs. In the opposite direction "Distant Rain: The Cross Children"
is a sad piano motif layered with interesting electronics. "Owaranaimono"
contains The Bouncer theme song "Forevermore." Starting
with a variation of the sad "Distant Rain" motif it builds into
a beautiful layer of strings, then fades into the song. "Forevermore",
performed by Reiko Noda, is a very lovely upbeat ballad. Ms. Noda
contributes a fine vocal performance.
Each Square brawler
produced by Dream Factory has a distinctive sound. From Yasunori
Mitsuda's quirky production for Tobal No. 1 to Takayuki
Nakamura's stylish Tobal 2 and Ehrgeiz the soundtracks
are among the best in the genre. The Bouncer does not disappoint,
and arguably could be the best of the group. Tokyopop has chosen
another winner to bring to the United States.
Discuss this review