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|Title||Mobile Police Patlabor Image Soundtrack Album Volume 2: Intercept|
|CD Label||Columbia Music Entertainment/ Warner Music Japan Inc.|
|Music by:||Kenji Kawai|
|Number of tracks||18|
|Number of discs||1|
|Year of release/manufacture||February 15, 2006|
June 07, 2008
Review by John M Emmons
This is the second volume in a series of re-released albums of music from the Patlabor series. In this volume, you will find music from episodes four through six of the OVA series in 1988.
The album starts with a rousing number that would probably be more at home on an Ultraman soundtrack. The song, full of upbeat brass and timpani, reminds me of classic Tohru Fuyuki. It's followed up by a tense piece with the more familiar sounds of electric guitars and synthesizers that we've come to expect from Kenji Kawai.
The overall production is a little more developed than the previous album. There are still a few tracks like "Steel Arrow" that sound like they came from a video game, but the increased use of real instruments like strings and woodwinds help to downplay the synthesizer aspect.
Originally, I wasn't planning on purchasing this volume, but I'm glad that I finally did. Its kitschy '80s vibe makes it superior to its predecessor, and a thoroughly enjoyable listen.
Mobile Police Patlabor Image Soundtrack Album Volume 2: Intercept