|VICL-60840 | February 21, 2002
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Music: Yuki Kajiura (1-22), Kazuhiro Hara (23)
Arrangement: Yuki Kajiura (1-22), Kazuhiro Hara (23)
Lyrics: Yuki Kajiura (1, 2, 7, 11, 20), Lee Hee-seung (23)
Vocals: Kaori Nishina (1, 2, 7, 11, 20), SeYUN (23)
- Zodiacal Sign
- Just You
- Warning Omen
- Dimly Crisis
- Evolutional Girls Organization
- Conflict for Break
- Newday’s News
- Hard Struggle
- Sweetest Smile
- Fellow Feeling
- Sounding Board
- Irritation Silence
- Transmigration of The Age
- Unseen Ties ~ Everlasting Love
Yuki Kajiura’s liner notes from the Aquarian Age OST. This is the translated version found on Geneon’s release.
Create a world of reality showing Kyota’s personal relationship and the band’s music. Then create a second foreign world’s Weltanschauung for Aquarian Age. This was the first request for the making of the Aquarian Age BGM. The music had to show a clear difference between these two worlds.The making of the Aquarian world doubled my enjoyment because I could outwardly express my personal preference with mysterious sounds while reminiscing about my amateur days.
However, the amateur band that I belonged to did not have as smooth of a debut as the band in the show (smile). When I read the script to explore their ups and downs, it certainly brought back memories. I even imagined them joyously performing in their band while I was writing the music. The real world music is based on Kyota’s melody as its main motif. Mayuko’s melody also appears in several locations.
I wrote the music for this foreign world by imaging water since the word “aqua” basically means water. I suppose the main motif for this foreign world’s music is based on the song melody, “11. CONFLICT FOR BREAK.” Although I used so many vocals, none of the lyrics have any meaning. I conveniently acknowledge them as the Aquarian’s language(?). I transcribed the lyrics in katakana and in the Romal alphabet for the singer, but since I made slight differences between repeated phrases, I’m sure it must have been quite difficult for the singer. I normally sing the first draft of my songs in an enigmatic foreign language, so making up the Aquarian language was a fun, painless process. However, I am a little afraid that the collection of words might mean “a fool, an idiot, and a bonehead” in Russian…
Kyota plays while getting tossed about between his reality and the foreign world that make him unsettled. As I started to work on the creation of the sounds, I hoped to express Kyota’s struggles and the allure of the two worlds through my music. I sincerely hope my music might assist you all to enjoy the film more.