Music From Sorcerian


Review by · January 24, 2009

Though no one can forget the incredible music written for Ys and Ys II, there is no question in my mind that the “underdog” accomplishment for Falcom was the original set of songs written for Sorcerian. According to this album, “Music From Sorcerian,” there were a total of 58 written, and they are all wonderful (almost all of them, in fact, were written by Yuzo Koshiro). Also, somehow, they manage to fit on one CD.

What could’ve made this soundtrack better? Not much. The first thought is to loop every track on the album and make it a two disc set. This much composition, with its variety in dynamic and style, deserves more time granted to the listener.

Other than that, unless you can’t stomach the oldschool synths of MSX, PCE, etc, you’re almost guaranteed to enjoy the soundtrack to Falcom’s classic Action RPG. The dance beats drive the melody, and the melodies themselves are always fun and intricate. It’s like…some songs are a sort of fast neo-Baroque rock-pop. Great composition all around! There’s just so much to love about this soundtrack…too bad it’s an absurdly old item, so good luck getting your hands on it.

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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.