ZUKI-iN 1995 WINTER

ZUKI-iN 1995 WINTER. . Click to zoom.
ZUKI-iN 1995 WINTER
Composed by Ayako Saso / George Iijima / Hiroto Sasaki / Keiichi Okabe / Nobuyoshi Sano / Shinji Hosoe / Taihey Sato / Takayuki Aihara / Takumi Ozawa / Yasuhisa Watanabe / Yuri Misumi
Arranged by Ayako Saso / George Iijima / Hiroto Sasaki / Keiichi Okabe / Nobuyoshi Sano / Shinji Hosoe / Taihey Sato / Takayuki Aihara / Takumi Ozawa / Yasuhisa Watanabe / Yuri Misumi
Published by Troubadour Record
Catalog number TTRC-0013
Release type Game Soundtrack - Official Release
Format 1 CD - 11 tracks
Release date December 15, 1995
Duration 00:52:38
Genres
Rate the album!

Overview

Zuki-In is the follow-up to the stellar Troubadour production Kaki-In. The album exhibits a relatively serious mood, perhaps because it was written in the winter rather than the summer. There are orchestral overtures and meditative jazz pieces instead of the hyperactive pop and rock music that dominated the predecessor. Fortunately, Shinji Hosoe and Takayuki Aihara secured a solid line-up to maintain much of the same quality. Let's look closer at one of the last big collaborative albums of the Troubadour line.

Body

Zuki-In instantly demonstrates its creativity by offering the orchestration "Overture 'Manikyua-Dan'" based on an originally playful composition by Shinji Hosoe. Takayuki Aihara handles the orchestration and once again demonstrates his ability to elegantly transition between frivolous and grandiose sections. Future Sega star Taihei Sato also incorporates increasing orchestral elements to the initially synth-based "Thru Heart". The result is very elegant and there are a number of breathtaking twists during the five minute playtime.

There are a number of strong jazz tracks on this album too. Yasuhisa Watanabe proves to be a dynamic and mesmerising artist once more with "Nervous Delivery". Yuri Misumi creates imagery of cruising through the night on the appropriately titled "Midnight Special"; there is a very effective blend of jazzy trumpets, saxophone, and electric piano that, unlike most other processed smooth jazz themes out there, sounds mature rather than superficial, sensual rather than deceptive. Hosoe's "10000 forks jp.mix" has a similar mood, but adopts a greater electronic focus overall and is more about fleeting breathtaking moments rather than an overall pretty soundscape. Jouji Iijima's "Iron String" is one of the few hard tracks on the album, but is especially enjoyable with its heavy bass riffs and flashy electric guitar solos.

There are also a few more 'out there' tracks on the album. Hiroto Sasaki's "I'm Sleepin'" sounds peculiar with its combination of distorted electronic samples and playful piano lines, though is strangely appealing too. "Boots" brings voice samples from well-known libraries to the forefront, but fortunately they're used in a sufficiently eccentric way to maintain sanodg's individuality. Aihara doesn't hesitate to incorporate voice samples and other samples from libraries on "The Secret Garden" either. The strong beat running throughout allows quite a few samples to be elegantly incorporated, but some of the transitions sound too random; this is more of an example of Aihara engaging in a superficial experiment with new equipment than creating anything cutting edge.

Unfortunately, the quality of the album is let down further by jarring vocal tracks. "Jum P-GIRL" is a nasty combination of high-pitched out-of-tune female vocals with repetitive bass riffs; whereas "Theme of Manikyua-Dan" on Kaki-In was a select taste, the majority of this song is simply bad. Keiichi Okabe's "Drive" is a half-decent funk composition, but the vocals by Yuichi Yoshi couldn't be more grating. It seems Troubadour has a release talent for selecting out-of-tune, out-of-place, and dreary vocalists and this is probably the very worst example.

Summary

Whereas Kaki-In was an expansive all-round achievement, Zuki-In is more of a moments album. There isn't really a common theme to tie the divergent styles together and there is a little less consistency due to the dodgy vocal closers. That said, the quality is mostly good with some particularly exceptional orchestral, jazz, and electronic themes. Though this album isn't a must-have, it's still a pleasing addition to the Troubadour line that mostly showcases the talents of the usual suspects.



Album
7/10

Music in game
0/10

Game
0/10

Chris Greening

Compose:
Shinji Hosoe: 1, 5
Yasuhisa Watanabe: 2
Taihey Sato: 3
Misumi Yuri: 4
Nobuyoshi Sano: 6
Hiroto Sasaki: 7
Ayako Saso: 8
George Iijima: 9
Takayuki Aihara: 10
Takumi Ozawa (GANASIA): 11
Keiichi Okabe: 12

Arrange:
Takayuki Aihara: 1, 10
Yasuhisa Watanabe: 2
Taihey Sato: 3
Misumi Yuri: 4
Shinji Hosoe: 5
Nobuyoshi Sano: 6
Hiroto Sasaki: 7
Ayako Saso: 8
Jouji Iijima: 9
Takumi Ozawa (GANASIA): 11
Keiichi Okabe: 12

Words:
Takumi Ozawa (GANASIA): 11
Taro Ochi: 12

Performance:
GANASIA: 11
B.K.O: 12

B&Vo:
Yuuji Komatsu: 9

Mix:
Kazuhiro Yamahara: 9

Album was composed by Ayako Saso / George Iijima / Hiroto Sasaki / Keiichi Okabe / Nobuyoshi Sano / Shinji Hosoe / Taihey Sato / Takayuki Aihara / Takumi Ozawa / Yasuhisa Watanabe / Yuri Misumi and was released on December 15, 1995. Soundtrack consists of 11 tracks tracks with duration over about 55 minutes. Album was released by Troubadour Record.

CD 1

1
Overture "Manikyua-Dan"
03:53
2
Nervous Delivery
03:28
3
Thru Heart
05:08
4
Midnight Special
05:25
5
10000 forks jp.mix
06:23
6
boots
04:07
8
GI-RI-GI-RI
04:26
9
Iron String
04:48
10
The Secret garden
05:39
11
jum P-GIRL
03:12
12
DRIVE
06:09
07.02.15
You can't post comments, you need to sign up and authorize. Or you can use one of these services

  STATISTICS
  • Album has no ratings. Be the first!
  • Page views: 4377
  • 0 persons have this album in collection

  USEFUL LINKS
INFO
  VGMDB.net
  COVERS

Popuplar

Bad Boys For Life Soundtrack
Полицейский с Рублёвки. Новогодний беспредел 2 Музыка к сериалу
Warface - Mars (Original Soundtrack)
Death Stranding: Timefall (Original Music from the World of Death Stranding)
Borderlands 3 Original Game Soundtrack
First Christmas That I Loved You From the Netflix Film Let It Snow
Бывшие Музыка к сериалу
Irishman Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, The
Super Crush KO Original Soundtrack
Вторжение