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28 July 2009 @ 12:36 am
FMA: Brohood OST?  
Hey all,

Can someone please explain to me what the deal is with Brotherhood's music? Some of the soundtracks sound similar to those used in the first anime, while other sound new. Does anyone know when the Brotherhood OST is coming out? 

I'm especially looking for the music used during the previews and the sad orchestral music played in episode 16 after Ed, Al and Winry found out about you-know-what.

Thanks for any info.
havocmangawip: hotnerdshavocmangawip on July 28th, 2009 06:12 am (UTC)
I am saying nothing about either sound track.

I do know that the tracks I listen to individually with each episode are very rich and layered with woodwinds and strings.

If you aren't hearing that I am sorry, but I am hearing "thick but thin" soundtracks... quiet but deep.

Chloe-girl: never mindgrass_angel on July 28th, 2009 12:10 pm (UTC)
Erm, I can't tell if you are being sarcastic or not (or just ignorant) as text over the internet isn't the best medium for it, but orchestral scores usually are layered. They usually feature strings heavily because they are a 'quieter' instrument than the brass and percussive.

Also, soundtrack composing is about matching the mood to the music. Heavy drums aren't going to be used in a highly emotional scene unless that emotion is action and danger and you don't tend to notice the drums so much when you're focusing on the action.
Actually, most people don't notice the soundtrack at all, so kudos to you for even noticing that there are woodwinds and strings going on but FMA:Brotherhood isn't that unusual in its soundtrack. It has gorgeous tracks suited to action and emotional moments, but their application is simply well done, not special. It seems more impressive because it's purely orchestral, which has connotations with movies and high class status.

And to answer the OP, I don't think that with Brotherhood and the new start it represents of FMA as an anime that the composer would skimp on the music by reusing tracks from the old series. Perhaps reimaginings, but not wholesale reuse.
havocmangawip: kawaii tapehavocmangawip on July 28th, 2009 06:43 pm (UTC)
Hey you and OP... sorry the lack of sleep came through as not smart and not nice.

What I should have said is that I'm consistently impressed with the flute playing... the artist's low register work is warm and stunning and the upper octave work, played at piano/pianissimo is just wow. (So the flute won me over, massive flute nerd. I find myself rewatching so I can try to pick out the melody/write it down.)*and I find myself wondering what sort of flute the musician is playing, Miyazawa? Muramatsu? A Powell or a Haynes? To be sure it's more expensive than my car.)

The soundtrack to the original anime was much broader. Gorgeous, but "bigger". The music that has captured my interest the most sounds more like small ensemble work and the balance and contrast to the first anime is nice.

The composition for the first anime reminds me of larger scale "Romantic" period scores and FMA:B I will have to have another listen, it's striking me as more of the Impressionist/Expressionist bent.
Wolfsjunges: FMA: UGHGHG BEAT YOU (K is srsly Ling)driftwoodwings on July 28th, 2009 09:15 am (UTC)
I have no idea, I'd love to own a Brotherhood OST myself, though. :3.

By the way your icon totally freaking killed me aaaaah I'm FINALLY getting in to/seeing that series. ;A;
Kim: Mei Determinedkirarakim on July 28th, 2009 11:29 am (UTC)
All the music in Brotherhood is completely new. It's done by a different composer Akira Senju. The first series music was composed by Michiru Oshima.

As for the OST it hasn't been released yet and as far as I know there isn't a release date yet either.
cardslash02cardslash02 on July 28th, 2009 07:28 pm (UTC)
Okay that's what I wanted to know. It must have been my imagination that some melodies sounded familiar.

The OST had better hurry up and come out. At least give us a release date, come on.