Deep Labyrinth Game Sound CD

 

Review by · November 7, 2006

Editor’s note: track 6 of this album, while being essentially the same melody, is two different tracks depending on where you got the CD. The Amazon Japan preorders came with the track with the audio sample, arranged by Takayuki Mitsuhara. Elsewhere, a separate version of the CD came with track 6 arranged by Yuichi Hirose.

Mitsuda’s been working on smaller projects these days. This time, it’s Masato Kato’s DS game “Deep Labyrinth.” The game itself was shamefully poor, but the music wasn’t too bad. An official soundtrack wasn’t printed, but this promotional album offers six songs from the game.

The music is typical Mitsuda style: the composition, the chord progression, the instruments used, it’s all the sort of thing you remember from Xenogears and Chrono Cross. In other words, it’s beautiful. Unfortunately, the album is only fifteen minutes long.

The sound quality of the album is clearly superior to what is heard on the DS, which is another reason why the album is so worthwhile. Despite its extremely short length, I would recommend it to anyone who would come across it by chance…so long as it’s priced in a way that reflects the brevity of the album.

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Patrick Gann

Patrick Gann

Therapist by day and gamer by night, Patrick has been offering semi-coherent ramblings about game music to RPGFan since its beginnings. From symphonic arrangements to rock bands to old-school synth OSTs, Patrick keeps the VGM pumping in his home, to the amusement and/or annoyance of his large family of humans and guinea pigs.