To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. The feeling of epicness percolates throughout the entire track and the energy and awesomeness that it brings to bear makes this an exciting listen. Laying a cliched drum loop over everything. And the beats are present with great effect in the episode itself. Hiding underneath all this noise is an average but functional symphonic score.
He might be able to transcribe it to sheet music. H R0 Hiroyuki Sawano 2:16 22. But here, he makes a huge stamp by working on a well-known franchise and delivering a soundtrack that is marvelous. The stirring Gigantic Formula soundtrack is woefully underrated and Sengoku Basara, while dazzling viewers with its anachronisms and displays of machismo, did not bring him much recognition either. The way it moves back and forth between the bombastic sections while employing the electronica melody on top of that immerses the listener into the rhythm and flow of combat. In scores like this, I wonder what purpose they serve: the modern symphony orchestra is the most massively expressive, versatile, powerful instrument ever devised.
There was way too much percussion at times almost sounding like Bear McCreary but then other tracks had so much synth that it was painful. I really found Gundam Unicorn to be good score. Gundam's been going for 30 years. The music futzes around many avenues before really delivering that awesome crescendo that ushers in that moment of awesome. .
E F S F Hiroyuki Sawano 2:23 11. There's certainly a case for a beat in some circumstances. I found it to be pretty generic and mostly put me to sleep. Certainly a different take to it versus your impressions. Gundam Unicorn represents a big step for Hiroyuki Sawano.
The clipping is most noticeable because there are sections in track 2 where the music gets quieter and the peaks are not cut off. You may have to before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. I have no doubt that something wonderful is just around the corner. It's a step in the right direction from the horrors of Gundam 00, but it won't be spoken of in the same breath as Kanno's shockingly brilliant music for Turn A, Senju's subdued, gorgeous pastoral music for Victory, or Sahashi's everything-but-the-kitchen-sink efforts for Seed and Seed Destiny. See I don't mind beats and drums if they are used properly but I thought here they were so loud in the mix that they overpowered the orchestra that was present. Before he had been commissioned to work on this soundtrack, his works have not received much notice.
That is, less is more sometimes. Music wise, it's had some right clunkers and it's had some masterpieces. I think if Sawano had great melodies for the epic parts, he could have let them shine more by leaving the orchestra alone and could have had just as epic an effect if not more so. Another example would be which I already mentioned. I tend to gravitate towards music in the classical style with Joe Hisaishi and Yoko Kanno being a few of my favorite composers, but I've come to appreciate jazz and rock as anime music has widened my tastes. All you need to do is compare this album to earlier gundam work by more prominent composers and you will see just how sad this soundtrack is for anyone who likes epic orchestral.