Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I love this song: Welcome to my Fanclub's Night

Not surprisingly, it's a song from Macross Frontier which I am in the middle of the series. It might not be the song that I love so much as opposed to how it is used in the episode. But regardless it has the eerieness of the old Minmay songs from the original series, and a great hook that will be stuck in your head all day.

Also it goes to once again demonstrate how freaking talented Yoko Kanno is. The entire soundtrack and score for Macross Frontier has some of the most epic music I've heard in years. Hollywood movies today don't have score's like this show does. So much of the action is heightened and intensified by the music in Frontier. And as with any Macross show, the music must be perfect, and getting Kanno on board was the right move.

I'm also amazed by how she can perfectly adapt her music to whatever it is she is working on. She did the music for Plus and Frontier. Two Macross shows, but the soundtrack is completely different, yet both scores fit their respective show perfectly, and they still sound like her. It's a shame no one outside "anime circles" really knows who she is, because she is one of the most prolific musicians of our generation. And I really don't think it's a stretch to say that.

Of course the vocals in the above song and all "idol" songs are done by either May'n or Megumi Nakajima, but Kanno arranaged the music and made them even more awesome.