Atelier Totori ~The Adventurer of Arland~ Alanya of Music

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Catalog Number: N/A
Released On: September 27, 2011
Composed By: Ken Nakagawa, Kazuki Yanagawa
Arranged By: Ken Nakagawa, Kazuki Yanagawa
Published By: NIS America
Recorded at: Unknown
Format: 1 CD

01 - Pilgrimage
02 - Guidance
03 - Sea Breeze
04 - The Ocean is Calling
05 - In Her Shadow
06 - Yellow Zone
07 - Sunny Day
08 - Atelier Totori
09 - Easy Life
10 - Monstrous Girl
11 - Red Zone
12 - Exceedingly Exceptional Super Genius Scientist
13 - That's Suspicious
14 - Peaceful Ruins
15 - Emotions and Memories
16 - Pilgrimage ~ on orgel
17 - Family Memories
18 - Across the Wastelands
19 - Crystal Waltz
20 - Abandoned Monastery
22 - Village in the Fog
23 - Dia ~ on orgel
24 - Night's Domain - Atelier Totori
25 - Ophiuchus
26 - A Busy Day
27 - Distant Summit
28 - Try
29 - Roaring Seas
30 - Transient Village in the Snow
31 - Primrose
32 - Dead End
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Just a quick revisit here.

I listened to the Atelier Totori soundtrack before the game had even come to the US. Yeah, I'm just that hip. Importers unite, yada yada, etc etc.

In that review, I expressed my extreme pleasure with Kazuki Yanagawa, who was learning not only to fit the paradigm laid by Ken Nakagawa, Daisuke Achiwa, and Akira Tsuchiya, but to push the envelope and try new things. Yanagawa certainly did that with Rorona, but with mixed results. In Totori, we saw a lot more finesse, and ultimately a soundtrack that ranks up there with other Atelier greats (such as Viorate and Iris).

Now as for this disc, it's the condensed single-disc release from NIS America. They chose all the right tracks and packed this one disc with plenty of audio (75 minutes, running right to the outer limits of the medium). Good stuff. I'm happy with having bought the limited edition version of the game, even if I already had the import release. I was able to gift this single-disc version to a friend, and I think it was a gift well-received. Gust Sound Team: the gift that keeps on giving. Also, NIS America and their endless supply of bonus stuff. Gotta love it.

And that's all I have to say about that.

Reviewed by: Patrick Gann