Radiant Silvergun (Original Soundtrack) by Hitoshi Sakimoto
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Radiant Silvergun (Original Soundtrack) by Hitoshi Sakimoto

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: Originally released in 1998 in the arcades and for the SEGA Saturn console, RADIANT SILVERGUN is widely regarded as one of the greatest shooters ever made. As a testament to the game’s inventiveness and unique aesthetic, RADIANT SILVERGUN has maintained a legendary status and cult following for decades, despite not being officially released outside of Japan until 2011, when a HD remaster was published on the Xbox 360 Live Arcade.

With its surprisingly complex mechanics, blending traditional shoot ‘em up elements with puzzle-like gameplay, RADIANT SILVERGUN subverted audience expectations and defied genre conventions. This unorthodox approach also extended to its musical score, which was composed by Hitoshi Sakimoto (whose other works include Final Fantasy XII and Final Fantasy Tactics). Whereas other shooters at the time had been accompanied by frenzied and bombastic scores, Sakimoto took an entirely different approach for RADIANT SILVERGUN. What begins as a stoic and determined score of recurring motifs, featuring percussion, strings and bells, slowly descends into an unexpectedly reflective and ambient score, with choral passages and a sense of minimalism that completely juxtaposes, but oddly complements, the frantic intensity of the game. There is no grandiose battle theme at the end, nor triumphant crescendo, nor glory. Just stillness and life. And there is life everywhere.

RELEASE NOTES:

• Remastered 2 × 180g Translucent Orange
• The first disc features Hitoshi Sakimoto’s original compositions and the second focuses on the SEGA Saturn versions

TRACKLISTING:

A1. QUICKENING
A2. RUIN
A3. RETURN
A4. DEBRIS
A5. REMINISCENCE
A6. RUIN
A7. EVASION
A8. PENTA

B1. Space Battle Ship 130 33KI
B2. VICTIM
B3. ORIGIN
B4. THE STONE-LIKE
B5. KARMA
B6. FEEL VISIBLE MATTER
B7. FEEL INVISIBLE MATTER
B8. THERE IS LIFE EVERYWHERE

C1. RETURN
C2. DEBRIS
C3. REMINISCENCE
C4. RUIN
C5. EVASION

D1. PENTA
D2. Space Battle Ship 130 33KI
D3. ORIGIN
D4. THE STONE-LIKE
D5. THERE IS LIFE EVERYWHERE

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