Have you ever wondered about what it would be like to roll a giant sticky ball down a crowded city street? If this sounds like something you'd be interested in trying, there's a game out there amongst the ocean of titles that may be your first class, one way ticket to nirvana. I'm referring to a game that may have been overlooked, but is nonetheless amazing, called Katamari Damacy. The game itself is a work of supreme art from it's stylized graphics, to the mood it so easily perpetuates of blissful and innocent...just...fun. But perhaps even more iconic than the game itself, was it's accompanying soundtrack. More Likely than not, you will be hearing a lot of praise from this body about the various wonderful songs that come from the Katamari series. But tonight, I want to make the general public aware about a little ditty by the name of Lovely Angel.
Yū Miyake, sound engineer and composer for the Namco Video Game Company is responsible for this spine-tingling work of sheer genius. In less than two minutes, this particular composition can make you shiver like you've never shivered before.
In Katamari Damacy, Lovely Angel plays behind the scene of the King of the Cosmos rating the Katamari that the player has just finished rolling. For some players, this piece may have been altogether overlooked if the scene was hastily skipped. But taking the time to listen to this entrancing melody proves to be very satisfying to the ears. The chord progressions are (put simply) pleasant. The piece builds with intensity, and you can FEEL it in your body!
10cm huh? I think I could do better than that, IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN. ;)
One review posted to a youtube video containing this composition reads: "This song literally lifts my spirit above the Earth, above the stars. I feel like I'm being transported to a heavenly realm of pure bliss. I get tingly all over every time I hear this song. Simply genius.. Simply beautiful" -[nanohurtz]. And I couldn't agree more.
Sadly, I was unable to find any remixes of this piece drifting amongst the many sites that form the monster machine of today's internet, but I think this piece, like so many others in the Katamari series, is absolutely fine standing on it's own.
This song is just....lovely. ^_^