Texhnolyze OST 1 (of 1) (Mania.com)
Date: Tuesday, August 02, 2005
Release Date: Tuesday, June 08, 2004
What They Say
In the futuristic, decaying city of Lukuss, getting 'texhnolyzed' is a sign of status, even if it means losing one's humanity and sanity. However, with TEXHNOLYZE - MUSIC ONLY MUSIC BUT MUSIC, there's no aftereffects to worry about, except for a compelling desire to listen repeatedly to the imaginative, hauntingly beautiful scores that thoroughly permeate the nightmarish world found in the new anime series TEXHNOLYZE. In between the techno opening theme (Guardian Angel) by the techno trance wizards of JUNO REACTOR and the contrastingly lush and tragically romantic song, 'when reason fails,' there are 22 additional, impressive instrumentals contributed by music industry greats Hajime Mizoguchi (Jin-Roh, Rahxephon), Koji Kasamatsu (serial experiments lain), Tsuneo Imahori (Trigun), Keishi Urata (Akira) and others.
Its rock, techno, chill-out, spanish guitar, experimental noise, and jazz, but really, its more than the sum of its parts. Music Only Music But Music is a rare beast: a disc that gets under your scalp and sinks into your skull with deep hooks, intending to drag you away from whatever you were doing to become one with its matrix. I normally shy away from experimental noise, but here, it more than serves its purpose. You cannot look away, like an accident meant to change your life. This is the disc to give someone who hasn't bought any new music for the last 20 years, because it is an all-encompassing shock to the system as well as a full-body musical massage. Created in Tokyo, New York, and Rome, you will feel the power of this disc if you give it your time. And trust me, time is all it wants.
Where I took it: I attempted to take this out shopping. I stayed in instead. I must watch Technolyze now.
Where it took me: I went to the back of my brain and scooped out some of the subconscious, living it through my sense of hearing and experiencing the lightness of being alive within it.
Standout track: I am very very hard pressed to find the best track here because they are all so damned excellent.
Skip-it track: Poem of the Moon - Gackt fans can kill me now. Its such a sweet and delicious song, but it isn't the way to end this magic carpet ride.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Age Rating: All
Region: All Region DVD
Released By: Geneon Anime Music
Aspect Ratio: 522272
Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
Disc Encoding: MPEG-2