Key Sounds Label OST Collection
Key Sounds Label is to me one of the greatest OST makers ever. Based in Osaka, The label formed in 2001 as a brand of the publishing company Visual Art’s and was established to catalog and release music related to visual novels by the brand Key, known to have produced titles such as Kanon, Air, Clannad and Little Busters! which all mentioned have had an anime adaptation. The majority of the music on the label is by Key’s signature composers: Jun Maeda, Shinji Orito, and Magome Togoshi, though the latter resigned back in 2006 and is unfortunately no longer affiliated with Key or Visual Art’s.
Key release timeline
- 1999 Kanon
- 2000 Air
- 2004 Clannad
- 2004 Planetarian: Chiisana Hoshi no Yume
- 2005 Tomoyo After: It’s a Wonderful Life
- 2007 Little Busters!
- 2008 Little Busters! Ecstasy
- 2010 Kud Wafter
- 2011 Rewrite
- 2012 Rewrite Harvest festa!
Being a fan of Key’s works, I just love the way they make the characters grow on you despite all they’re faults but what I love the most is how the characters develop, just like they would in real life. Not to mention the drama and romance, having you on a rollercoaster ride with your emotions. By saying that the music does a great job in illustrating those sad or happy moments. Powerful music for an emotionally powerful story. Clannad is simply amazing. I have never cried more of happiness/or sadness/ any other emotion than I did in Clannad. Nothing can describe it.
The music on the soundtrack was composed and arranged by Jun Maeda, Shinji Orito and Magome Togoshi. Little Busters! story gives a whole package of Drama, Comedy, Supernatural Phenomena, Tragedy, Harem, and Romance. The music has a great variation to illustrate those events.
The music on the soundtracks was mainly composed and arranged by Jun Maeda, Shinji Orito, Magome Togoshi, Manack, and PMMK. Key’s lastest release, Rewrite very much follows in the same vein as Air Kanon, and Clannad. Whats different is that both the plot and music in second half of the game delves into a deeper, more mysterious setting.
The music on the soundtracks was composed and arranged by Jun Maeda, Shinji Orito, Maiko Iuchi, Soshi Hosoi, and Ryo Mizutsuki. From left, Kanon was the first visual novel to be released. Obviously is much better to play it or watch the anime during the winter. You get a better appreciation for the environment, the music and the story line that way. The soundtrack is so beautiful it just makes me happy, so heartwarming. Next is Planetarian, the piano pieces matches perfectly with the story of this wonderful visual novel… it was short, and you only really had two characters… but it was still beautiful and very emotional. Lastly its Air, the music can convey joy and sorrow at the same time. Whenever I remember the soundtrack I’m always reminded of the storyline which conveys very nicely through the music.
The music soundtrack on the visual novel was composed and arranged by Jun Maeda, Shinji Orito and OdiakeS. However the music on the anime soundtracks was composed and arranged by Hiroyuki K0zu, K0ji Ueno, and Shinji Orito.
The music, excluding a single piece composed by Shinji Orito, was arranged or composed entirely by Magome Togoshi.
The music on the soundtrack was composed and arranged by Jun Maeda, Shinji Orito and Magome Togoshi.
From left, Tomoyo After is similar to Clannad very emotional and for some reason always makes me sad. Next is Jun Maeda’s original anime Angel Beats! which has a collection of beautiful drama soundtracks. Like the others you get the whole emotional moments where the touching music will definitely make you teary. However the difference in this soundtrack is that you get the action like music which Jun Maeda and the rest did a great job composing. Lastly its Kud Wafter, I havent played much of the visual novel but the soundtrack like the other games has beautifully composed piano pieces which makes the game so soothing to play.
The music on the soundtrack was composed and arranged by Jun Maeda, Shinji Orito, Magome Togoshi, Kazuya Takase, Yuki Shimizu, and Miu Uetsu.
The anime’s music is composed by Maeda and the group Anant-Garde Eyes, who also provided the musical arrangement.
The music on the soundtrack was composed and arranged by Jun’ichi Shimizu, Manack, and Donmaru.
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