© 2006 Lawrence Tuczynski
Information courtesy of John M Emmons
|Title||Ultraman Max Original Soundtrack Volume One|
|CD Label||Columbia Music Entertainment|
|Music by:||Kuniaki Haijima|
|Number of tracks||34|
|Number of discs||1|
|Year of release/manufacture||August 31, 2005|
Review by John M Emmons
March 26, 2006
2005's Ultraman Max series offers a mixed bag of music. The soundtrack starts off with orchestral music for the sweeping main theme and the tense DASH theme, but as the album progresses, we hear more synth-oriented tracks like "Blue Stone" and "DASH Alpha." The album ends with a piano version of the opening song and then the opening song itself. The closing song is not on this album.
When I first heard clips of this music on the Internet, I wasn't very impressed, but after seeing a few of episodes of the show, I really warmed up to the music. So, I'd recommend trying to find samples of the music before committing to buying the CD. If you're like me, who's actually seen the show, then you should be pretty familiar with the music on this album.
The only thing I was really disappointed with was that the album was only 45 minutes long. Maybe all those Ultraman Nexus CDs with over an hour of music each has really spoiled me, but I think they could have gotten closer to an hour's worth of music on this CD. But if they did that, perhaps they wouldn't have enough music for the second volume, which has already been released in Japan.
Ultraman Max Original Soundtrack Volume One
Track information courtesy of www.tokyomonsters.com