Finally, finally…it’s out, released to the anime music loving masses!!!!
Here’s Ayu presenting KANON‘s latest EP which featured songs from GUIN SAGA including the stunning outro theme ‘THIS IS MY ROAD‘.
I was musing to myself and bugging others for the longest time about when Guin Saga is ever going to let KANON release it’s ED theme song. I thought they’ll include the theme in the Original Soundtrack album but was thoroughly dismayed when it wasn’t included. Well, the studio certainly took their time with this particular release. Therefore, I’m very happy with Kanon’s extra special mini album or EP which included songs inspired by the anime and it’s outro theme. Nobuo Uematsu also has hand in composing the delightful music for the songs. His composition certainly gives the whole album continuity from his original soundtrack scores for the anime.
There are 7 tracks on the EP which includes 2 orgel (music box) versions of the vocal tracks and an English version of ‘This is my road‘. If you think that the TV-sized version of Guin’s ED theme is epic, the full version of ‘This is my road’ is even more stunning to listen to. I love the inspiring lyrics and the choral harmonies. Kokia isn’t the only singer who possess ethereal vocals. Kanon is just as amazing. She’s got an impressive voice that possess a soprano-like quality and her vocals very much suited the new-age classical style compositions reflected in the songs on the EP. Give a listen to track 4 “Where’er you go ~Cavalleria Rusticana” and be mesmerized by Kanon’s ethereal vocalizing.
One of my favourites is track 2 ‘Marius’ song‘, a lovely lullaby’ish, folk-song with a haunting melody and yearning vocals that gives me goose bumps. Absolutely beautiful piece of music. Rounding up this little feature is track 5, an ambient electronica imbued number called ‘届かぬ想い～Moonlight’ (todoka nu omoi~Moonlight or Unfulfilled Wish ~Moonlight) that seems to be brimming with sadness. Well then, enough of my winding comments. Simply put, I truly enjoy the wonderful listening experience that the EP provided. I’m sure some of you out there will too. (n_n)
CD Title: My Road ~ Songs from Guin Saga
Date Released: 26-Aug-2009
01. Saga～This is my road
03. Saga～This is my road (オルゴールVersion)
04. Where’er you go～Cavalleria Rusticana
06. Where’er you go～Cavalleria Rusticana (オルゴールVersion)
07. Saga～This is my road (English Version)