Part of what makes the game Katamari Damacy so excellent is the music that accompanies it. From the moment the loading screen comes up, there's a lovely catchy male melody that will become perhaps the main tune you will remember from the game and it's awfully fun to sing! The songs on this album are a combination of jazz, hip hop, electronic, and ballad; it is really quite a unique blend. The lyrics are charming, the rhythms are upbeat, and the subject matter hilarious and endearing. This music is great to work to, or listen to when you're trying to cheer yourself up or tackle of difficult project. I encourage you to have fun with it and have no shame in bursting out when the signature chorus comes up: Na NAAAAA Na Na Na Na Naaa Naaa Naaa Na Katamari Damashii! Shipping from cdjapan was really fast to Canada with the untracked airmail option, and the package was super securely wrapped. Any Japanese music I need to order now will definitely come from this site.
|Number of Discs||1|
|Label/Distributor||Columbia Music Entertainment|
Description in Japanese
塊魂サウンドトラック 「塊フォルテッシモ魂」 / ゲーム・ミュージック
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Katamari On the Rock - Main Theme
Tsuki to Ohji
Lonely Rolling Star
LONELY ROLLING STAR
Steki Boshi no Sanpo wa Suteki
Katamari Manbo - Katamari Syndrome Mix
katamari manbo ～塊シンドロームmix
YOU ARE SMART
You Are Smart
Makkaa Bara to Jin Tonic
Que Sera Sera
Tenshi-fumi no Okurimono
Sakurairo no Kisetsu
Saigo ni Samba
Ai no Katamari - Enging Theme
Katamari March Damashii
While I liked the album, I didn't think of it as quite great. Sure the cd has a song for everyone, none of the song paticuarly seem to do it for me. I would suggest it, but it could have used some improvement.
The moment when I caught myself humming one of the tunes from this quirky innovative videogame Katamary Damacy, I knew that I must have the soundtrack. Namco has done a superb job in making sure that the sound is high quality. It brings all kinds of music genres to the table: Bossa Nova, French Pop, Trance, JPOP, the works. The soundtrack is a must have for anyone who loves to collect videogame soundtracks. It would make a fabulous edition to your collection!
This covers the full extent of the style from the beats and bizarre horn solo in 'katamari mambo' which are just as good as Cibo Matto, an epic strings & acoustic guitar song suspiciously similar to the Billy Hatcher theme, to one in English by a Frank Sinatra sound-a-like, the glam-rockish 'Ai no Katamari' and much else in between. There's a song here for every decade since the 50s but they somehow all fall under the Shibuya-kei umbrella. Favourites are LONELY ROLLING STAR (electro-pop with amusingly random lyrics) and the really quite magical instrumentals, reminiscent of (and as good as) Takako Minekawa. On the other hand, the songs with synthesised vocals can get somewhat annoying. So overall, though I have very few problems with the quality of this album and the length makes it relatively good value (it's over 70 minutes in total and most of the vocal songs are over 5 minutes) it's all been done 10 years before by bands like Cibo Matto and Pizzicato Five and so existing fans of Shibuya-kei and swing will find little very new for them here.
I think "Katamari Damashii" is a fantastic game and I felt it was the catchy music that helped make it even better. I love the varied artists and style, ranging from enka to light jazz. Very excellent album!
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