Carl Dec 15, 2008 (edited Dec 15, 2008)
Wow, this is when a blind purchase pays off and you discover a total gem!
This music has all the old-school compositional charm like early Namco, early FF, and early DQ titles did.
It's a playful and unique sound using all live instruments, but it doesn't aim for a professional orchestra sound, it's rather like a elementary grade-school band (using recorders, xylophone, tambourine, etc) so it's a childlike and fun sound which will remind you of youthful gaming days...
Even though I knew nothing about this game, based on the very first listen and looking through the packaging I'm already very impressed with this title and will now go look up some screenshots and gameplay videos. (trailer here)
The booklet is also fantastic, it's got:
-Individual Track by Track Composer Comments
-Photos of the Recording Session and the Instrument Performers
-Interview Questions with the Producer
-Full Staff and Credits List in English
Pretty much everything you can hope for in a booklet, nice job Aniplex!