The Music of Katawa Shoujo

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Re: The Music of Katawa Shoujo

Post by rotorko » Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:29 am

Well for me the music was great! I really can´t picture the game without it, and i won´t even try it. It was really emotional for me with that kind of music there. There is only one or two songs, their names i can´t remember now, that i really´ve gotten to hate. But songs like Shadow of the Truth, or Nocturne or Moment of Decision are really great with the game. I just tense up when i hear these songs, because i was like "oh shit, this is gonna be bad". And it almost always was.

Love this game. Love the music. I am just addicted to it i guess :D
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Re: The Music of Katawa Shoujo

Post by pandaphil » Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:53 pm

Umbra wrote:Well, I'd say that it's not the soundtrack itself that's great (although it's certainly well-made), it's rather that we tie what we've read/seen in the game with the tune that was playing at the time. So when we listen to the soundtrack separately, the experience is enhanced by the feels we've experienced.
The two really are linked. Certain scenes are made more powerful with the inclusion of the music. But at the same time you need the scenes so you'll have something to remember when you hear the music again.

rotorko wrote:Well for me the music was great! I really can´t picture the game without it, and i won´t even try it. It was really emotional for me with that kind of music there. There is only one or two songs, their names i can´t remember now, that i really´ve gotten to hate. But songs like Shadow of the Truth, or Nocturne or Moment of Decision are really great with the game. I just tense up when i hear these songs, because i was like "oh shit, this is gonna be bad". And it almost always was.

Love this game. Love the music. I am just addicted to it i guess :D

Ah I know. I start to tear up the instant I hear the first few notes of certain pieces.
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Re: The Music of Katawa Shoujo

Post by dernCereal » Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:45 am

i basically listened to ONLY red velvet for 3 days on loop

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Re: The Music of Katawa Shoujo

Post by Umber » Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:34 pm

dernCereal wrote:i basically listened to ONLY red velvet for 3 days on loop
Listened to nothing but Parity for a couple of days.

Then Parity Jam for a while.

Now "Daylight Like It's Hot" is stuck in my head.
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Re: The Music of Katawa Shoujo

Post by LC_GOV » Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:29 am

Personally, I think that Wiosna and Parity are one of the best songs in the entire game. The piano in each is just so tantalizing. A song I don't like however is Stride. The beginning just creeps me out.

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Re: The Music of Katawa Shoujo

Post by Umber » Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:41 am

LC_GOV wrote:Personally, I think that Wiosna and Parity are one of the best songs in the entire game. The piano in each is just so tantalizing. A song I don't like however is Stride. The beginning just creeps me out.
Agreed.

Stride makes me think something terrible is going to happen, and then...
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Re: The Music of Katawa Shoujo

Post by Steinherz » Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:43 am

Umber wrote:
LC_GOV wrote:Personally, I think that Wiosna and Parity are one of the best songs in the entire game. The piano in each is just so tantalizing. A song I don't like however is Stride. The beginning just creeps me out.
Agreed.

Stride makes me think something terrible is going to happen, and then...
Dandelions and sunflowers, oh my.
I like to call that a "troll note".
You think it's going to be one thing, then something completely opposite happens XD
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Re: The Music of Katawa Shoujo

Post by Legend » Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:42 am

In the contrary, I love Stride. The beginning scared me a couple times, thinking i did something wrong, but then I remembered it was Stride and laughed a lot.
Parity is great too, but I don't think I'm alone to think that... And dat Parity Jam too, one of the best Space Jam mashups !

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Re: The Music of Katawa Shoujo

Post by EzeCoyote » Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:12 am

The calmer parts of the soundtrack to this game, especially "Caged Heart", "Painful History" and "Aria de l'Etoile" has a tendency to bring me into an almost frozen state. I get so introverted and wrapped up in my own thoughts I don't even know what I'm thinking of myself.
Friends've had to snap me out of an almost hypnotic state when I gaze off into the distance, seemingly distant from everyone and almost drifted out of consciousness.

It happens to me on an occacional basis that I'll drift off and usually it takes me a minute to realize I'm still on planet Earth, but this soundtrack freezes me and it takes me longer to emerge from my bliss.

It's a dreamlike state. My eyes go blurry and my vision fades slightly, I hear my heartbeat more clearly in a slow rhythm and whatever motion I was in is seemingly paused if only to remain enough balance to stay upright, yet I feel myself swaying back and forth as if my legs were to give in any second.

I can't tell if the music is effecting me on a subconscious level.

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Re: The Music of Katawa Shoujo

Post by LC_GOV » Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:51 am

EzeCoyote wrote:The calmer parts of the soundtrack to this game, especially "Caged Heart", "Painful History" and "Aria de l'Etoile" has a tendency to bring me into an almost frozen state. I get so introverted and wrapped up in my own thoughts I don't even know what I'm thinking of myself.
Friends've had to snap me out of an almost hypnotic state when I gaze off into the distance, seemingly distant from everyone and almost drifted out of consciousness.

It happens to me on an occacional basis that I'll drift off and usually it takes me a minute to realize I'm still on planet Earth, but this soundtrack freezes me and it takes me longer to emerge from my bliss.

It's a dreamlike state. My eyes go blurry and my vision fades slightly, I hear my heartbeat more clearly in a slow rhythm and whatever motion I was in is seemingly paused if only to remain enough balance to stay upright, yet I feel myself swaying back and forth as if my legs were to give in any second.

I can't tell if the music is effecting me on a subconscious level.
The slower piano songs in the game are the best. They are able to give you the sense of happiness or despair.

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Re: The Music of Katawa Shoujo

Post by Tang » Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:13 am

Dr. Casey wrote: Hokabi: Catchy song, one of the best pieces of music for one of the best girls (This is Emi's theme song)
Isn't that Standing Tall?

Raindrops and Puddles all the way. Afternoon was my favourite at first, before I realized it was all synth ;)
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I hate the volume on that thing too. First thing to be deleted when I got the OST, followed by the music box (come on, do you really enjoy listening to it?)
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Re: The Music of Katawa Shoujo

Post by KeiichiO » Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:19 am

Tang wrote:Raindrops and Puddles all the way. Afternoon was my favourite at first, before I realized it was all synth ;)
And that ruins the quality of the music? Logic, where is it?

Anyway, I've grown fond of Innocence. It's my new favorite song from KS, and I've even learned it on the piano. Though, It's hard to choose favorites. I love the entire soundtrack.

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Re: The Music of Katawa Shoujo

Post by pandaphil » Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:23 am

Dunno if I've posted this here before, but here's a nice little Medley. All the feels compressed into a 30 minute segment.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2QFVWUrdGg

Tang wrote:
I hate the volume on that thing too. First thing to be deleted when I got the OST, followed by the music box (come on, do you really enjoy listening to it?)
Only during that scene in the hospital room. Its an odd melody that doesn't quite sound right.
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Re: The Music of Katawa Shoujo

Post by Tang » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:02 am

KeiichiO wrote:
Tang wrote:Raindrops and Puddles all the way. Afternoon was my favourite at first, before I realized it was all synth ;)
And that ruins the quality of the music? Logic, where is it?
Different people have different "values" of sorts regarding their tastes in music. I appreciate all sorts of music, including digitally-created music, but in this case, I just felt like it was too artificial, and didn't have the "human" touch that I was interested in for the KS OST. But I agree that it still is a top-notch song. (Just can't take #1 because it would be like giving a "Best Athlete" award to a robot). For the sake of un-argument, though, let's agree to disagree. :)
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Re: The Music of Katawa Shoujo

Post by Selim Bradley » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:07 am

Tang wrote:
KeiichiO wrote:
Tang wrote:Raindrops and Puddles all the way. Afternoon was my favourite at first, before I realized it was all synth ;)
And that ruins the quality of the music? Logic, where is it?
Different people have different "values" of sorts regarding their tastes in music. I appreciate all sorts of music, including digitally-created music, but in this case, I just felt like it was too artificial, and didn't have the "human" touch that I was interested in for the KS OST. But I agree that it still is a top-notch song. (Just can't take #1 because it would be like giving a "Best Athlete" award to a robot). For the sake of un-argument, though, let's agree to disagree. :)
It does have a human touch though. A human made it.
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