KUMO NO MUKOU, YAKUSOKU NO BASHO
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By SogeKing - Published on Amazon.com
Good soundtrack, clocks in at nearly one hour in length. Highlight was the song at the end, "Kimi No Koe," which is a beautiful song from the end credits. That alone is nearly enough to justify getting this CD. The score itself is good though not great. Consists of piano, solo violin, synths, and percussion. It is dominated by a handful of themes, mainly Hiroki's Theme and Sayuri's theme, both are beautiful and evocative pieces of music. Other secondary themes are present mainly the war theme. The score as a whole is uneven, at times even a little dull and repetitive. The longest and most developed cue occurs at the climax of the film, very emotional piece that brings together all three major themes. At times Tenmon's background as a videogame composer is quite apparent, although he has shown improvement in subsequent works. I would like to see him continue to compose for Makoto Shinkai's films, hopefully with fuller sounding scores and more imaginative orchestrations. I bought this at import prices and thought it was worth it.