|Ever17 -the out of infinity- Premium Edition SoundTrack|
|Catalog Number: FPBD-0112|
|Released On: March 27, 2009|
|Composed By: Takeshi Abo, Chiyomaru Shikura, Shun Sawamura|
|Arranged By: Takeshi Abo, Koji Ueno, Toshikazu Minami|
|Published By: 5pb.Records|
|Recorded At: BURNISH STONE RECORDING, Maruni Studio|
|Format: 1 CD|
01 - It's a fine day
02 - Insel null (Island Zero)
03 - Ersteboden (Ground Floor)
04 - Zweitestock (Second Floor)
05 - Drittestock (Third Floor)
06 - Lemurianische Ruine (Lemurian Ruins)
07 - Kosmisher Wol (Cosmic Whale)
08 - Qualle (Jellyfish)
09 - Karussell Delphine (Merry-Go-Round Dolphins)
10 - Weißer Hund (White Dog)
11 - IBF Notfall (IBF Emergency)
12 - Tief Blau (Deep Blue)
13 - Kopfsprung (Header)
14 - Traum in der Dunkelheit (Dream in the Darkness)
15 - Hologramm (Holograph)
16 - Das Absuchen (Searching All Over)
17 - Gedaechtnisschwund (Amnesia)
18 - Drittes Auge (Third Eye)
19 - Drittes Auge nehmen (Taking the Third Eye)
20 - Klamauk (Racket)
21 - Heilmittel (Remedy)
22 - Wiedergeburt (Resurrection)
23 - Karma
24 - Der Mond Das Meer (The Moon The Sea)
25 - Je nach (Depending on)
26 - The Azure ~Blue Memory~
This soundtrack was a promotional item for the premium version of KID's acclaimed visual novel Ever17 -The Out of Infinity- on PSP. The soundtrack itself is nearly identical to the prior Ever17 OST except for a pair of new vocal pieces entitled "It's a Fine Day" and "The Azure ~Blue Memory." Strangely, the tracklist appears in a new order in the liner notes (and is reflected as such on our tracklist), but the actual music is in the same order as the other soundtrack. "Drittes Auge nehmen" got moved in the listing, but it shouldn't have. As a result, the tracks from 19 to 25 are misnamed on this disc. Smooth one, Cyberfront / 5pb.
If you want to know more about the Takeshi Abo tracks from the game, my prior Ever17 soundtrack review will explain it all. This review shall focus on the new vocal tracks for the premium edition.
"It's a Fine Day" came out swinging with a killer beat that dares you not to jump off your couch and start dancing vigorously. The vocalist had a smooth voice and is not afraid to occasionally sing at the upper limits of her range. It's a great song, but I'm not sure if it's the right song for the game. I think the opening song "LeMU- Distant Continent of Lemuria" fit the game better and I personally liked that song more, even though "It's a Fine Day" had a superior vocalist.
"The Azure ~Blue Memory" started out ballady and awesome for 8 seconds before going into a catchy, if generic, pop rock piece with solid, if unremarkable, vocals. Those first 8 seconds really felt like Ever17 and were the best part of the song. Even though I did not particularly care for this song, it was a head and shoulders above the prior ending song "Aqua Stripe," which I thought was terrible.
So there you have it. The new opening song was good, but not as good as the previous one. The new ending song was mediocre, but worlds better than the previous one. So in comparing this soundtrack to the prior one, everything breaks even.
Reviewed by: Neal Chandran