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The Most Bombastic Kikuchi Music?

Post by Fionordequester » Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:32 pm

And when I mean bombastic, I mean music that doesn't take time to build up, but IMMEDIATELY slams you, that immediately captures your attention within the 5 five seconds. So basically songs like this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiDI4GZMVF0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGx1Qnez780

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-0_MKaDfSk (with higher quality auido, but SFX left in)/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfdtfE2g4wk (lower audio quality, but no SFX)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tx73OShOgI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPMt42ZXCGY

The reason I ask is because one of the absolute main reasons why I've always been ambivalent towards Kikuchi is because his score never seemed to have any songs like that, outside of like, one song that I can think of. But, I haven't seen the entire score, so I don't want to jump the gun in saying anything about it. So, if some of you don't mind...would you please post some examples of Kikuchi songs that might fit into what I'm talking about? It'd be GREATLY appreciated :) !!
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Re: The Most Bombastic Kikuchi Music?

Post by Ajay » Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:48 pm

Perhaps the most obvious choice is M1525 (The Tragic Battle) from Movie 8. Smacks you and keeps going. Easily one of my favourite Kikuchi tracks.

Similarly, M1311 (Goku Moves In To Tear Off Coola's Arm) is pretty intense from the get-go. M1211 (Haiya Dragon Detected) is pretty immediate, too.

I'll update as I think of more, but I'm sure someone will beat me to it by the time I'm up tomorrow.
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Re: The Most Bombastic Kikuchi Music?

Post by InfernalVegito » Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:52 pm

To me something is bombastic when it truly sounds grand, that is when lots of stuff seems to be happening at the same time and it all just overwhelms you.

This fulfills that idea for me perfectly. The alarming sound of the beginning already captures my attention immediately.

This is probably my favorite piece of everything Kikuchi ever did. That catchy, mechanical rhythm is just so evilly sick and the high-pitched sound in the background that repeats itself provides great contrast and makes it so intense. Love how it always reminds me of Cell.

This one also instantly gets things going. The guitar's sound and its melody with the thumping drums make things extremely urgent. Reminds me of the scene where Boo attacked Goku and Vegeta before fusing.

There are way more that I could ever remind myself of off the top of my head, though.
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Re: The Most Bombastic Kikuchi Music?

Post by Fionordequester » Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:48 am

Lord Beerus wrote:The Cell Games Which Summon Death, Prevent It! Cell's Perfect Body, Super Deciding Battle To Divide Heaven From Earth!! and The Saiyans Are Coming are all tracks that have a quite a bombastic and intense feel about them.
So wait, are those links to four different songs, or are those links to 12-16 songs that are spread across 4 different videos? Because in each of them, I'll hear a melody that will come to a clear end before moving on to a different tune.
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Re: The Most Bombastic Kikuchi Music?

Post by Captain-Sora » Fri Jun 05, 2015 3:21 am

Fionordequester wrote:So wait, are those links to four different songs, or are those links to 12-16 songs that are spread across 4 different videos? Because in each of them, I'll hear a melody that will come to a clear end before moving on to a different tune.
A lot of tracks from the BGM sets are basically medleys of various pieces put together. Sometimes, it's done a bit too clumsily and the various cues put together are completely unrelated from one another. It's made even worse when a few track titles themselves are vague and not really appropriate(such as "The Artificial Humans Go to Town," which is just the Movie 2 rendition of Piccolo's theme, a Movie 4 variant of the Saiyan/SSJ theme, and a cue from the 5th film).

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Re: The Most Bombastic Kikuchi Music?

Post by Fionordequester » Fri Jun 05, 2015 11:02 pm

Huh...yeah, that complicates things a little. Though to be fair, it's not like the FUNI OST wasn't that way as well, so I guess I can't complain TOO much. So, Lord Beerus, when you linked to those songs, do you mean ALL of them are bombastic, or just some of the tunes in them are bombastic? If you mean the latter, could you please point me to each specific spot in each video? Please and thank you!
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Post by Lord Beerus » Sat Jun 06, 2015 4:45 pm

Fionordequester wrote:Huh...yeah, that complicates things a little. Though to be fair, it's not like the FUNI OST wasn't that way as well, so I guess I can't complain TOO much. So, Lord Beerus, when you linked to those songs, do you mean ALL of them are bombastic, or just some of the tunes in them are bombastic? If you mean the latter, could you please point me to each specific spot in each video? Please and thank you!
All of the tracks I linked are quite bombastic in my opinion.

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Re: The Most Bombastic Kikuchi Music?

Post by SSJ Electric Fury » Sun Jun 07, 2015 2:03 pm

How has no one mentioned M1119 yet?
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Re: The Most Bombastic Kikuchi Music?

Post by Eire » Sun Jun 07, 2015 3:11 pm

To be fair all links in Op's post sound very bland to me. OST to hyper-mega-super-wow-how-super entertainment product for older kids/younger teens no. 1001. Except the last one- man, that hurts! :( Like Funi OST for DBZ, but even worse.

Probably the years have changed me, but for me the soundtrack must catch your attention not by loud notes, but by theme that will stuck in your head and will forever open that shelf in your brain. Like theme for Star Wars, Bag End and Fellowship themes form Lord of the Rings, Canta per me from Noir etc.
I've wrote it over and over again and I will write it again- your whole problem with Japanese OST is that you grew up with Funi, period. Therefore nobody taught you that you should be programmed to respond of those half-cheerful, half intermediating sounds that started every episode, torturing you and meancing younger siblings. :)
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Re: The Most Bombastic Kikuchi Music?

Post by Captain-Sora » Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:35 am

SSJ Electric Fury wrote:How has no one mentioned M1119 yet?
Technically, I did. :P

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Post by Son Gohan 1995 » Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:02 am

http://youtu.be/5YFhr9xriVc

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Post by Dbzfan94 » Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:11 am

Eire wrote:To be fair all links in Op's post sound very bland to me. OST to hyper-mega-super-wow-how-super entertainment product for older kids/younger teens no. 1001. Except the last one- man, that hurts! :( Like Funi OST for DBZ, but even worse.

Probably the years have changed me, but for me the soundtrack must catch your attention not by loud notes, but by theme that will stuck in your head and will forever open that shelf in your brain. Like theme for Star Wars, Bag End and Fellowship themes form Lord of the Rings, Canta per me from Noir etc.
I've wrote it over and over again and I will write it again- your whole problem with Japanese OST is that you grew up with Funi, period. Therefore nobody taught you that you should be programmed to respond of those half-cheerful, half intermediating sounds that started every episode, torturing you and meancing younger siblings. :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8qWlqYNtTw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4UmH1Fv3eM
Or someone can genuinely just not like the score, period. Musical taste isn't the same from person to person

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Re: The Most Bombastic Kikuchi Music?

Post by fadeddreams5 » Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:11 pm

Eire wrote:I've wrote it over and over again and I will write it again- your whole problem with Japanese OST is that you grew up with Funi, period. Therefore nobody taught you that you should be programmed to respond of those half-cheerful, half intermediating sounds that started every episode, torturing you and meancing younger siblings.
I can't tell whether you're joking.

Prologue & Subtitles II is my favorite recap theme, but I prefer Funi's OST over Kikuchi's. The latter mostly bores me, while the former contains themes I genuinely enjoy, even if its placement can be pretty damn terrible in the actual series.

As for the topic, correct me if I'm wrong, but you're basically looking for themes like the following, right?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQCL0odju7M - Kai: Final Chapters
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAPl0bsAGyc - Kai
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDpbmFuYVIk - Funi dub
https://youtu.be/Wfss5K82pmk - Naruto
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WXYajeP9TE - Yu-Gi-Oh!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rS0uZUOkHAw - Yu Yu Hakusho
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rllfr-_dhOk - Bleach

Basically, "in your face" themes that play when you know shit is getting real? Yeah, none of that in Kikuchi's soundtrack, though some almost reach that level. :angel:
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Post by Quebaz » Mon Sep 21, 2015 6:45 pm

You guys are jerks for stealing the good music that I was going to use, that said M814 and M1307 always get me hype.
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Re: The Most Bombastic Kikuchi Music?

Post by fadeddreams5 » Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:29 pm

Quebaz wrote: that said M814
Does this theme have an official name?

And a modern cover by someone?

It's one of my favorites from Kikuchi.
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Re: The Most Bombastic Kikuchi Music?

Post by Captain-Sora » Wed Sep 23, 2015 1:17 am

It seems like those individual cues don't really receive titles of their own, if I'm not mistaken. Their code numbers are really the closest you can get. Well, unless you count the official OST medley titles, in which case, it'd be "The Fearsome Ginyu Special Task Force." But that isn't entirely correct because, as I said, they're medleys, and the piece originally had nothing to do with the Ginyu Force and was just reused later on in the show for them and other scenes.

The musical idea behind it is that it's an action rendition of Garlic Jr's theme. You hear his motif throughout the film in a number of cues, and this variant is for when he starts his battle with Goku and Piccolo after transforming.
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Post by Quebaz » Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:54 pm

fadeddreams5 wrote:
Does this theme have an official name?

And a modern cover by someone?

It's one of my favorites from Kikuchi.
There's the synthesized version found on the Sparking series.
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Re: The Most Bombastic Kikuchi Music?

Post by ScholarGohan » Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:50 pm

my favorites.

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