Robotic Angel (Metropolis) [Original Soundtrack] [German Version]

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
A significant part of the impact of Rintaro's striking anime Metropolis comes from Toshiyuki Honda's stylish and imaginative soundtrack. A mix of sweeping orchestral pieces and vibrant, ragtime-inspired numbers, the music expresses the film's contrasts of technology and humanity, as well as grim situations and whimsical, toy-like designs, perfectly. As befitting a sci-fi epic, orchestral compositions such as "Ziggurat," "Sniper," "Foreboding," and "Judgment" have a dazzling, icy precision, while the bombastic "Propaganda," "Fury," and "Awakening" conjure the film's thrilling action. But it's the score's ragtime pieces that really convey Metropolis' heart and soul, and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
A significant part of the impact of Rintaro's striking anime Metropolis comes from Toshiyuki Honda's stylish and imaginative soundtrack. A mix of sweeping orchestral pieces and vibrant, ragtime-inspired numbers, the music expresses the film's contrasts of technology and humanity, as well as grim situations and whimsical, toy-like designs, perfectly. As befitting a sci-fi epic, orchestral compositions such as "Ziggurat," "Sniper," "Foreboding," and "Judgment" have a dazzling, icy precision, while the bombastic "Propaganda," "Fury," and "Awakening" conjure the film's thrilling action. But it's the score's ragtime pieces that really convey Metropolis' heart and soul, and they do it in a surprisingly versatile way -- from the film's rousing title track to the down-at-the-heel charm of "Three-Faced of Zone" to the funereal "Snow" to the light-hearted "After All," these tracks are filled with nearly as much character as the film itself. "Run," a fierce amalgam of big band and big beat, and "El Bombero," a synth-bass-driven avant-swing number, also characterize the score's (and film's) distinctively retro-futuristic feel. Even "There'll Never Be a Goodbye (The Theme of Metropolis)," the film's love song, is torchy instead of schmaltzy -- a nice change from the ballads found on most anime soundtracks. With its flawless execution and unique influences, Honda's Metropolis score ranks with Cowboy Bebop's music as among the very finest that anime has to offer.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/13/2008
  • Label: Warner SpeC. MKT. Uk
  • EAN: 5050466302120
  • Catalog Number: 663021

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Metropolis (4:08)
  2. 2 Foreboding (2:42)
  3. 3 Ziggurat (2:55)
  4. 4 Going to "Zone" (2:02)
  5. 5 Sniper (3:04)
  6. 6 El Bombero (2:20)
  7. 7 Three-Faced of "Zone" (5:12)
  8. 8 "Zone" Rhapsody (2:18)
  9. 9 Hide Out (1:30)
  10. 10 Run (3:18)
  11. 11 As used in the animated film "Metropolis" (3:02)
  12. 12 Symphathy (1:37)
  13. 13 Snow (6:53)
  14. 14 Propaganda (1:07)
  15. 15 Chase (2:18)
  16. 16 Judgment (1:36)
  17. 17 Awakening (1:38)
  18. 18 Fury (3:07)
  19. 19 After All (3:42)
  20. 20 There'll never be good-bye, theme song (for the animated film "Metropol (4:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Toshiyuki Honda Primary Artist, Bass Clarinet, Saxophone
Shin Kazuhara Trumpet
Toshi Spanish Vocals
Masahiko Osaka Drums
Katsuaki Nakatani Conductor
Taro Spanish Vocals
Shinji Spanish Vocals
Masao Spanish Vocals
Horoshi Abe Banjo
Kei Kobayashi cast
Kiyoshi Sato Tuba
Technical Credits
Haruki Mino Contributor
Hiro Kajiwara Executive Producer
Flavia Cureteu Art Direction
Koji Asano Executive Producer
Mitsuharu Harada Mastering
Toshiyuki Honda Arranger, Programming, Producer
Takafumi Kitsuda Art Direction
Masataka Fukuda Engineer
Shigeru Watanabe Executive Producer
Metropolitan Voices Contributor
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