Original Soundtrack 1: (Released in Japan on Oct 14, 2009) ost1.jpg ( 84.33K )
Number of downloads: 44
Track Info, Streaming links & Review:
from Kasumisty's post here and penguintruth's post here. The music links are courtesy of Kasumisty. ( Thank you, both!! )
(Click on the links to listen to the music! ^^)
Track 01: Main Theme ~The Fullmetal Alchemist~ Kasumisty: Very mysterious, dark waltz. I just love that sad chores at the end. And overall, that opera-ish/symphonic feel of the whole soundtrack, especially this and few other scores. penguintruth: This one is, I guess, the "Bratja" of the new series? I don't know, but supposedly it's the "main theme". I only remember hearing this particular track a few times, though, a rarity when it comes to this soundtrack. It's not a bad piece. It sort of reminds me of something Hiroshi Miyagawa might have done for Final Yamato
Track 02: Laws of Alchemy Kasumisty: Our "trailer" score xd Gives me pleasant chills (except thought we had to listen it at lots of beginnings of early episodes...). Gradually, music is getting more louder leaving one anxious. Love it. penguintruth: This one played frequently during the "rules of alchemy" openings the show used to have before the opening credits, and during the trailers. It's got an ominous feel to it.
Track 06: Clash of the Alchemists Kasumisty: Another score of the firsts I heard. It was in a trailer as well. Powerful piece, very "catchy", I'd say. And Trademark of Brotherhood. penguintruth: We get this one during some combat scenes. Featured in the first episode. I remember hearing it in the trailers for the show.
Track 07: Lurking Kasumisty: Made my hands bury in the chair/bed/anything I'm sitting on while listening to this. Mysterious. penguintruth: This little creepy tune usually plays when somebody is up to something. It has a fitting title.
Track 10: Mortal Sin Kasumisty: God, the part that starts at 0:23. Danger is coming, time to hide under a bed. o.o We also have chores here. One of my favorite pieces.
Track 11: One is All, All is One Kasumisty: Melancholic, sad ballad. Reminds of the past. penguintruth: This one starts off as a bit of a somber piece, but is perhaps more sobering than sad, ultimately. Just looking at the title, makes you think of the coming into the knowledge the brothers came to when learning alchemy from their teacher.
Track 12: Requiem for the Brigadier General Kasumisty: If some songs are sad, this is a real tear jerker. Make me lay with eyes closed and think of various things... penguintruth: This one, I'm sure we all remember, from episode 10, and its sad funeral scene. The first series used a somewhat similar tune for the same scene, but this is a softer version of a recurring theme.
Track 13: Uso (TV Size) (SID) Kasumisty: One of the best ending songs. Better than Let it out by visuals(d'aww that drawings), but losts by lyrics and voice of Fukuhara Miho.
Track 14: Lullaby of Resembool Kasumisty: Symphonic version of Trisha's lullaby. I will describe it when I get to track no 21. I simply prefer the latter. penguintruth: I like this one, very... journey-ish? It sounds like the music to a song about a hero who came from far away. It's a beautiful tune.
Track 19: Fifth Laboratory Kasumisty: Another favorite piece. Brilliant composition. I like the rising and descending notes. Make me all tense up.
Track 20: Fanfare of the Brave Kasumisty: Another (in my opinion) Brotherhood's trademark song. Sharp strings, similar to those in track no 01. penguintruth: [i]This one builds up real well, until you get the feeling of action and movement.
...someone know Latin? I tried to translate and it's simply a lullaby directed to Ed and Al, there is something about their father as well.
Kasumisty: This piece is magnificent. It's so melancholic, sentimental. As the title shows us, this is a lullaby, an escape from real, cruel world. penguintruth: This is a vocal version of "Lullaby of Risembool", and seems like that song I was talking about.
Lapis philosophorum, lapis ruber affecto quam res...?
Kasumisty: Wow... This bgm is alike as Trisha's Lullaby, but at the same time it's very different. Sang in Pathos style (and Latin language only adds fuel to it - everything in Latin looks smart xD), but the melody gives the song sad vibre. I think it's my most favorite piece. penguintruth: This is the big boy of the soundtrack, the grandest, biggest stand out track. This is what we heard in episode 1 when Isaac realized the truth behind Ed and Al's bodies. The best track on the OST by far.
Track 28: Happiness ~Requiem from "Blind Alchemist"~ Kasumisty: Some frigging tear-jerking music Akira Senju gave us... I got the whole scale from little sad to fcking tear-jerks. This is around the end of it. The melody sounds like from a child's musical box. Which makes me baww few times more.
Track 30: Overture ~Brotherhood~ Kasumisty: Another FMA:B... It's pretty. Would like to see song like that at the end of the story. penguintruth: This has that "epic melodrama" feel to it, real sweeping. Almost soap opera like, but not as cheesy. More like the music from serialized mini-series dramas.
Track 31: LET IT OUT (TV Size) (Fukuhara Miho) Kasumisty: When I heard it first time, it seemed very generic to me. Now I love it.
Kasumisty's TOP 10: 1) Lapis Philosophorum 2) Trisha's lullaby 3) Happiness ~Requiem from "Blind Alchemist"~ 4) again (TV Size) (YUI) 5) Mortal Sin 6) Fifth Laboratory 7) Laws of Alchemy 8) Main Theme ~The Fullmetal Alchemist~ 9) Requiem for the Brigadier General 10) One is All, All is One (It was so hard to decide...changed the order once)
penguintruth's TOP 12: 1) Lapis Philosophorum 2) Trisha's Lullaby 3) Laws of Alchemy 4) Main Theme ~The Fullmetal Alchemist~ 5) Lullaby of Risembool 6) Overture ~Brotherhood~ 7) Concerto ~Brotherhood~ 8) Clash of the Alchemists 9) One is All, All is One 10) Fanfare for the Brave 11) Requiem for the Brigadier General 12) Lurking
OST: 2 (Released in Japan on March 24, 2010) ost2.png ( 1.44MB )
Number of downloads: 17
Track Info & Streaming links:
From CDJournal.com (One of the largest Japanese Music CD info site) posted by Kasumistyhere
Click on the track for the streaming site, wait for it to fully load (it's a Polish site, but once loaded it works fine ^^), then click on play ">" to listen to that track. (Links kindly created by Kasumisty. Thank you!!! ^^)
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From: By Yon Bonnie Banks
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So the OP and ED have been chosen? I know neither of those...but there will be more than one OP and ED, so there could be others.
It was confirmed that the band Sid has been chosen to sing one of the ending theme songs for the series: Sid Website. I believe that their new single "Uso" for the series is set to release April 29th, 2009. Supposedly there have been rumours going around some of the BBS boards that the female band Chatmonchy was chosen to sing one of the ending themes. It is probably best to discard this rumour until more information is found.
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i think they'll get l'arc en ciel back. if they get nana kitade back then i'll be happy
persona rp: [url="http://www.fullmetal-alchemist.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=12717"] thankyou Arakawa sensei for the 9 years of awsome story lines, characters and plot twists that became Fullmetal Alchemist. it's been one hell of a ride :3
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From what I'm reading not too many people seem to know enough or care enough about the music to reply to this topic In my opinion, they're gonna choose artists who need the tie-in, in the first season for example I remember they used Porno Graffiti and Crystal Kay whom at the time weren't as popular as they are now. I just saw on youtube the video that confirms the first opening, YUI's 'again', and it made me think about the kind of musicians they're gonna be using for the OP/EDs. It's hard to predict but I can only cross my fingers
abe mao, misono; they're kind of rock/pop and i think they'd fit perfectly for the openings as well as WRONG SCALE (they sound exactly like ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION) leyona, maki chang and yuna ito hava amazing voices and they sing ballads (piano, acoustic) and it kind of suits the mood of an ending doesn't it?
Everybody should check them out, but I'm sure whoever they choose will be awesome too