1.)The Crescent Moon Bed- sung by Arai Akino
3.) The Growing Light- a message from space
4.) Moon Shadow
5.) An Innocent Knock
6.) Parallel View
7.) A Visit
8.) Memory of Time- sung by SEIKA
10.) Sung Out of Love
11.) Thoughts Overflown
12.) Frozen in Motion- Destruction
13.) Departure for Zero
14.) Tragic Fragrance
15.) Song of a Far-off Day
16.) The Dream's Home- sung by Hamada Rie
18.) Moon Paradise
19.) Day of Cleansing
20.) Towards the Inner Light
21.) Nostalgic Wind
22.) Drop of Time
23.) Moon's Age Tree
25.) The Crescent Moon Bed- for MOONWAVE
There are only three vocal tracks on this CD.
The rest is all instrumental. That being said, this is an okay CD.
I really don't have enough patience to review each of the instrumental
tracks (really, I have a short attention span), so I'll work with the vocals
first and then point out some highlights. "The Crescent Moon Bed"
is a very light piece with very airy instrumentals. The singer's
voice is pretty high- probably a first soprano. It's very bouncy
and happy. "Memory of Time" is one of the best anime songs ever.
It starts out as very empty, almost a-capella, and then instruments gradually
come in, I think a couple chimes and strings. You can't really get
as much out of this song unless you've seen the absolutely beautiful animation
that goes along with it. I use this song as a lullaby when I babysit,
and it really does help to calm down my shrieking niece. The last
vocal track is, frankly, disturbing. It would make an interesting
instrumental piece, and it would be a good vocal piece, except Hamada Rie,
who you may know from Marmalade Boy, is singing it. There is something
about her voice that annoys the crap out of me, and I don't know what it
Now, onto highlights. Track 2 is the piece
played at the very beginning of the first OAV. It's mostly strings,
and lives up to its name, "Nostalgia". Track 4, "Moon Shadow" reminds
me of the music for Final Fantasy IV. It's mostly harp and woodwind.
Track 10, "Sung Out of Love" is an interesting piece, very ominous sounding
at first. Then it starts to perk up a tad. Overall it's very
depressing. I can't remember where the next track "Thoughts Overflowing"
is from, but it's a very weird BMG that is also very cool. Track
13 "Departure for Zero" is the preview music. I never really liked
it that much, because of all the synth instruments. "Tragic Fragrance"
is a really sad piano melody from the moon flashbacks (I think).