To the Moon Original Soundtrack

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To the Moon Original Soundtrack
Лицевая сторона
Composed by Кан Р. Гао / Лаура Шигихара
Arranged by Кан Р. Гао
Published by Bandcamp
Release type Game Soundtrack - Official Release
Format 1 Digital - 31 tracks
Release date November 04, 2011
Duration 00:52:47
Genres
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9.429 14
iTunes: 9.82 (90)

Overview

To The Moon is an indie adventure title released in the fall of 2011 by Freebird Games. This touching sci-fi tale has garnered impressive acclaim as of late, due in no small part to its music, composed by Kan R. Gao and featuring Laura Shigihara. How does the medium length soundtrack work as a standalone release?

Body

The soundtrack begins with the relatively lengthy "To The Moon - Main Theme." With touches of electronic sounds peppered throughout amidst more traditional instrumentation, this soft theme perfectly captures a fusion of technology and humanity. Indeed this track defines the rest of the album, which contains a heavy dose of more classical instrumentation and sparing doses of modern, electronic influence.

The brunt of the album is composed of softer pieces. These range variations on the main theme, such as the two "For River" tracks, to entirely new tracks, such as "Once Upon a Memory" or "Tomorrow." In each case, the modest organic nature of the compositions complements the image of the game. That said, they all start to bleed into one another after a while and the incorporation of multiple variations of the same theme exacerbates this. The individual tracks tend to be more enjoyable than the collective experience, at least on a stand-alone level.

Gao mixes it up a bit with some more exciting tracks. Some some more electronic sounds, such as "Teddy" with its electric guitar parts. Others are more whimsical, such as the eerily enchanting "Between a Squirrel and a Tree" or the mysterious "Beta-B". Other highlights include the endearing and silly "Bestest Detectives in the World," and later on, the chipper, perky "Take Me Anywhere." While most are well composed, few are as enjoyable as the soft themes that form the core of the soundtrack.

The album culminates in the climactic "Launch," which surely plays a pivotal role in the game's story. "Everything's Alright," composed and performed by Laura Shigihara, appears in three variations spread throughout the album. This song is nice and sweet, not too long and quite pleasant to listen to. It won't blow the listener away, but it will bring a smile to one's face. The album ends with three trailer themes, the second of which features Shigihara singing the main theme, which is a nice little bonus. Blending the central theme with Shigihara's memorable voice was a masterstroke here.

A small note though. The digital copy I bought seems to cut the tracks short at the end of most, without a proper fade out. The effect is a little jarring — and I have a hard time believing its intentional — but it is there nonetheless. Not the worst thing to happen, but notable enough to mention.

Summary

The music of To The Moon matches the image of the game and is quite enchanting on a stand-alone level. The album is far from perfect, but isn't bad by a long shot and worth the suggested retail price. The purchase of this album is a no-brainer for anyone interested in something more melodic and soft spoken. It's perfectly serviceable as it is, and will be an enjoyable listen, provided the listener knows what he's getting.



Album
7/10

Music in game
0/10

Game
0/10

Marc Friedman

Lyrics:
  Laura Shigihara (23, 30)

Composition:
  Kan R. Gao (01~13, 15~23, 25~31)
  Laura Shigihara (14, 23, 24)

Arrangement:
  Kan R. Gao (14, 24)

Vocals:
  Laura Shigihara (23, 30)

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Here you can freely listen to preview tracks from To the Moon Original Soundtrack. Album was composed by Кан Р. Гао / Лаура Шигихара and was released on November 04, 2011. Soundtrack consists of 31 tracks tracks with duration over about 55 minutes. Album was released by Bandcamp.

Tracks preview provided by iTunes. If you like To the Moon Original Soundtrack, we strongly recommend to buy it. Support composers, artists and performers so they can release more music in the future. Furthermore, it's inexpensive. This album costs only 4.99 USD. Prices and shops where you can buy it are at the right column. Notice, Bandcamp gives you opportunity to freely listen to this album. Absolutely legal. Without violations.

CD 1

1
To the Moon (Main Theme)
Kan Gao
04:56
2
Between a Squirrel and a Tree
Kan Gao
01:18
3
Spiral of Secrets
Kan Gao
01:06
4
For River (Piano) [Sarah & Tommy's Version]
Kan Gao
02:58
5
Bestest Detectives in the World
Kan Gao
01:15
6
Too Bad So Sad
Kan Gao
00:08
7
Teddy
Kan Gao
00:42
8
Uncharted Realms
Kan Gao
01:08
9
Having Lived
Kan Gao
01:21
10
Moonwisher
Kan Gao
02:10
11
Born a Stranger
Kan Gao
01:41
12
For River (Piano) [Johnny's Version]
Kan Gao
01:39
13
Lament of a Stranger
Kan Gao
01:05
14
Everything's Alright (Music Box)
Laura Shigihara
00:40
15
Moongazer
Kan Gao
02:15
16
Anya by the Stars
Kan Gao
02:15
17
Take Me Anywhere
Kan Gao
00:59
18
Warning (A.k.a. Best Track Ever)
Kan Gao
00:09
19
Beta B.
Kan Gao
01:06
20
World's Smallest Ferris Wheel
Kan Gao
00:35
21
Once Upon a Memory
Kan Gao
02:25
22
Once Upon a Memory (Piano)
Kan Gao
01:35
23
Everything's Alright
Laura Shigihara
03:25
24
Everything's Alright (Reprise)
Laura Shigihara
00:58
25
Tomorrow
Kan Gao
02:10
26
Launch
Kan Gao
01:57
27
To the Moon (Piano) [Ending Version]
Kan Gao
05:15
28
Eva's Ringtone
Kan Gao
00:04
29
Trailer Theme, Pt. 1
Kan Gao
01:43
30
Trailer Theme, Pt. 2 (feat. Laura Shigihara)
Kan Gao
01:49
31
Trailer Theme, Pt. 2 (Instrumental)
Kan Gao
02:00
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