From what I've heard of various tracks from both albums Trigun's score seems to be much more "real" than Imahori's work on the Gungrave videogame. It seems like it also showcases his skills as a guitarist with tracks like Scattered Rain and HT. I hope that I'll be able to get one/both of the albums as they sound very promising from the tracks that I have.
This surely stayed on track, the reason I'm reluctant about Gungrave's(the anime) soundtrack is because I only liked two tracks on the GG:OD rip, which were jazzy, but all the others were just blaring metal with no point or crappy orchestral ambience. I was told Gungrave was diverse, so that has interested me a little, is it diverse in the sense that a lot of genres are presented so nothing is really dominant?
The only tracks I enjoyed in the OD rip were Heavens and Partycrasher. All I can say is when you listen to the official soundtracks, you're in for a surprise. A big surprise. Those jazzy songs pale in comparision to the Gungrave game OST: techno, explosive brass with polyrhythm, amazing fusions... Gunlock and Ear Fudge will blow you away. Gungrave Righthead is where Imahori shows he's a great composer: half of the tracks feature a string quartet which plays many styles (funk, trip-hop, ambience à la Silent Hill...), and I tell you, his string work beats his guitar work to shame. The music in Righthead also sounds kind of Mediterranean (four tracks feature mandolin), but there are also a couple of rock themes, and even bebop. It's one of my favourite soundtracks ever. You'll fall in love with "The Maverick", "B. G.", and "Family" the moment you listen to them.
Lefthead features more electronic music (but there's still some rock, and an off-beat waltz with marimba and sax). "Gunlock Overdrive" (remix of "Gunlock" from the game OST), "I Want to Be Free" and the Kanno-esque "Dr. None". Overall, it's not as good as Righthead, but still one million times better than the OD rip. Those tracks were left out of the soundtracks for a reason.
Last edited by Namakemono (Jul 24, 2006)
well if you've seen Trigun anime, you probably love Imahori's works.
if you havent you may find it a bit bizarre and hard to appreciate(I know people who hated it), I particulaly love Trigun Soundtrack(both packs, happy and unhappy), very creative stuff and brilliant blend of tunes(there is plenty of styles in there).
recommended stuff by any means!
Last edited by Princess-Isabela (Aug 10, 2006)