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  • Age Rating: All
  • Released By: Geneon Anime Music
  • MSRP: 14.95
  • Aspect Ratio: 53242
  • Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
  • Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
  • Series: Excel Saga

Excel Saga Original Soundtrack 1

By Lauren Goodnight     August 25, 2006
Release Date: September 06, 2005

Excel Saga Original Soundtrack 1
© Geneon Anime Music

What They Say
Veteran anime composer Toshio Matsuda ventures into the hyperactive and zany world of Excel to helm the bouncy soundtrack to this 30-track disc, which also includes the series' opening song and the ending theme.

The Review!
This album is worth buying for the insanely long track titles alone. A lot of thought went into just that small detail...perhaps thought that would have been better served in song placement? I felt the album was disjointed, if well-meaning. Most of the orchestration here is basic drums/guitar stuff, with all of the orchestral bits being synthetic. Somehow, it all fits with Excel Saga being what it is. The liner notes are an interactive gem, and definintely worth a look. Or two. Possibly more. Sadly, I'm not here to address packaging but musical merit. Damn.

Best Track: Menchi * A Bolero of Regret (Karaoke version). I will fully admit that I was very influenced by my exposure to the anime in choosing this song. It still stands as the best song on here.
Skip-it Track: Small Organism Suite. WHAT THE HELL?!?!? Manic, messy track that could only exist in a Nabeshin-created world.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Indeed I need no funds to make it cheerful... ,I replaced a melody. ,
I was wondering if they'd start dancing... ,
Likewise, I needed to make it,
The image color is certainly "red!" ,
I was somewhat troubled. I was quite troubled. I was completely troubled. ,
I was told it should be a comical ,Menchi. Is that the reason why I am treated indolently? ,
How convenient! Is the mochi baked?!
You did not tell me it would be that tragic! ,
You said it would be more cozy! ,
All right. I'll make it... ,
Small organism suite ,
After all I think it is a strange name. ,
It became a cool song. Yeah. ,
It's for small animals, so... ,
The commemorative first song for this occasion. ,
I wonder if it was too ordinary...? ,
A line in an interlude. "I am happy..." Just kidding. ,
Oh just as I thought the beginning is funny. ,
Since they requested a military type... ,
Since they said that they're gonna act like Rambo in the jungle... ,
You mean the death of Tetsuko... ,
Although I didn't get any request for this I happened to make it, so please use it. ,
30-year-old memories part 1 ,
30-year-old memories part 2 ,
30-year-old memories part 3 ,
Mission Impossible... huh? In this case, it is really impossible... ,
I really can't play! ,
Love (Loyalty) ,Menchi - A Bolero of Sorrow ~ You Will Eat Me (KARAOKE TRACK)

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