The highlight is that short little comic, like the one seen in the MT I&II OST, which seems to have been done by Kaneko himself. Of course, there are the usual comments from the key players as well, but I’ll leave those to the Japanese speakers we have here.
So 80′s rock! Is Mr. Masuko a Journey fan, I wonder? A valiant effort at an electric guitar, and imitating the sound of Technosoft’s games in general. As a synthesist myself, I know how hard it is to program FM. All of my praise and teasing comes from a place of genuine admiration. I love everything I post! Mostly.
It’s a really nice soundtrack release, the centerpiece of which is its three separate booklets, the first for the arrangement disc detailing Tsukasa Masuko’s trek in March of 1994 to record it with an orchestra at London’s famous Abbey Road Studios, the second for the original SFC version with comments from Masuko for each track and some SMT2 gameplay tips as filler, and finally a score book for the main battle theme. Sadly, no comics as were seen previously in the Megami Tensei I&II and SMT1 OSTs.
Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei II | Tsukasa Masuko (NES, 1990) | “Mola”
I had no idea that the Megaten series goes all the way back to the Famicom/NES until last weekend. The Super Nintendo soundtracks of virtually every Megaten game (including its gaiden/spin-offs) are absolutely delicious. AND THEN I FIND THIS.
“Mola” was a rad enough little guy on its own but this version… in touching-polyphonics brilliance with that stupidly sexy sound chip. The drums are squares of hip-hop delight which in turn force you to turn up the bass and get slapped with shards of 8bit waves! What a lover!!