Shin Megami Tensei -Persona- Original Soundtrack Liner Notes


Commentary

Shoji Meguro - Lead Composer

The days seem to pass very quickly; it's already been 13 years since I joined Atlus. Revelations: Persona was my first assignment at the company, but now that the game is coming to the PSP, there was something deeply moving about creating music for it again.

For the music in this Persona, I took the balance of sound and music that I fostered in Persona 3 and 4 and applied it to this game, while also trying to maintain the original atmosphere to create music that would resonate with players whose first exposure to the series was with Persona 3 and 4.

I also attempted some new techniques on these tracks in order to express the two-sided nature of Persona through the music. For example, while the opening track has a pop feel to it, partway through it suddenly breaks out into an intense rock passage. I also placed a second melody behind the main melody (a technique called obbligato) in many of the tracks. Even when it comes to the lyrics, I changed the symbolic portions of segments of the English lyrics into Japanese. These are just a few of the techniques I played around with.

I feel that careful listening to this soundtrack, after playing through the game and being totally immersed in the world of Persona, will result in the deepest enjoyment of the music. Please play through the game at least to the ending — multiple playthrough would be even better.






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