Journey

by 茜 -AKANE-

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about

After a hiatus of 7 years, Saori Kobayashi (of Panzer Dragoon) and Yumiko Takahashi (of Suikoden) are finally back with their musical ensemble AKANE. Journey features new original music inspired by the Panzer Dragoon series of games, compositions from Crimson Dragon, Crimson Dragon: Side Story, and a special appearance by legendary composer Nobuo Uematsu (of Final Fantasy).

After composing the music for Microsoft's Crimson Dragon (Xbox One) and meeting Brave Wave's president Mohammed Taher, Kobayashi decided to revive AKANE in the form of a second album titled Journey. "Before encountering the series, I didn't focus on a specific type of music, but composing for Panzer Dragoon Saga and Panzer Dragoon Orta and experiencing these games made me interested in working with similar musical elements. A big part of AKANE is inspired by the Panzer Dragoon series."

~ A Note from Saori Kobayashi and Yumiko Takahashi ~

"We have been making music as AKANE since 2003, when the band was formed. Even though our last album release was a while ago, we have slowly been working on new material alongside our day jobs. In the seven years since the release of our first album, we have gained many fans who look forward to our music — we are truly, truly grateful for your continued support. Thank you so much for your patience! A few songs on this album have already been released in some form, but we hope you enjoy these new, reworked, more powerful renditions, which are more characteristic of what we call the “AKANE Sound.”

"We’re also very grateful to the people who learned of our music through games like Panzer Dragoon and Crimson Dragon. AKANE takes a different approach from the music of those games, mixing Japanese folklore with new, more modern sounds. As the title of the album suggests, AKANE is a band on a constant journey. We hope you will enjoy this new, mysterious journey with us!"

credits

released 29 September 2014

All tracks written, arranged and produced by Saori Kobayashi except where stated otherwise.

Track 11: written by Nobuo Uematsu
Tracks 4, 7, 10: adapted from Japanese Folklore by Yumiko Takahashi
Tracks 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9: lyrics by Saori Kobayashi
Track 11: lyrics by Kazushige Nojima
Track 12: remix and additional production by Jukio ‘Kozilek’ Kallio
Track 13: remix and additional production by Takahiro Izutani

Track 1 from Crimson Dragon (Xbox One)
Track 5 from Crimson Dragon: Side Story (Windows Phone)
Track 11 from Sakura Note (Nintendo DS)

茜 -AKANE- are: Saori Kobayashi (keyboard, piano, various instruments, recording) and Yumiko Takahashi (lead and backing vocals)

Executive Director: Mohammed Taher
Associate Director: Alexander Aniel
Technical Supervisor: Marco Guardia
Mastering Engineer: Dan Suter
Art Director & Designer: Natalie Hanke

Special thanks to Lauren Guardia.

Published and produced by Brave Wave Productions. Crimson Dragon is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation. © 2014 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Sakura Note: ~Ima Ni Tsunagaru Mirai~ is a trademark of Marvelous Entertainment. © 2009 Marvelous Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved.

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Track Name: Maboroshi
Sonomoriniha(wa) ikutoshi no toki wo hedateta mama
Samayoi yukeba itsushika rasen no michi ga aru

Kokoro ubaware yume ha kudakare
sasoi komareru ha(wa) kodama no zawameki

Mawari mawaru hoshi
Hurituzukeru ame yo
Ayumi ha tomeru subemonaku

Hirari hirari mau
Yamiyo ni madou yuki
Kiri no naka no asu wo saguri

Kaze no fukisusabu kodachi michibikareshi mono ha
Yurusarezaru togabito tachitsukusu ma mo naku

Tsuki ha koritsuku michi ha hatenaku
Yobiyoserareru ha(wa) seirei no sakebi

Meguri meguri yuke
Sono mi wo yudanetemo
Itsuka yamu arashi ni inori

Meguri meguri yuke
Sono mi yokotaetemo
Itsuka akeru asa wo mezashi

Meguri meguri yuke
Tadoritsukerunonara
Sono mi ga moetsukiyoutomo

Yami ni ukabu michishirube soreha rasen no mori
Track Name: Avalon
Haru niha(wa) shiroi hanabira wo minamo ni ukabe
Natsu niha(wa) aoi komorebi ni tawawa ni minoru

Shima no kaze ha(wa)
izuko yori huku
Minasoko hukaku ka daichi no hateka

Da-Na-Ya-E
Maneki yoseru Da-Na-Ya-E Da-Na-Ya-E
Sazameki yobu Da-Na-Ya-E

Aki niha(wa) kin no kagayaki wo kaguwashiku amaku
Huyu niha(wa) awai yukigesyo uruwashiki makyu

Ninhu no komoriuta
Namima ni nemuru hunabitora ha(wa) samayou

Towa no inochi sazukarishi shima Hikaru akai mi sore ga shirushi

Da-Na-Ya-E
Utau yo ni Da-Na-Ya-E Da-Na-Ya-E
Sazameki yobu Da-Na-Ya-E

Da-Na-Ya-E
Maneki yoseru Da-Na-Ya-E Da-Na-Ya-E
Sazameki yobu Da-Na-Ya-E

Da-Na-Ya-E
Sazameki yobu Da-Na-Ya-E
Track Name: Honjo
Ha-a Honjo
Ha meibutsu
Ha yakeyama no
Ha warabi yo
Yakeba yakuhodo
Ha hutoku naru
(Kitasa kitasa)

Ha-a dewa no
Ha huji mite
Ha nagareru
Ha ikadayo
Tsukeba Honjo de
Ha agarizake
(Kitasa kitasa)
Track Name: Tsubasa
Hatenaki sora ni tabi suru mono yo
Tsutaerareshi ha(wa) kanawanu inori
Kimi yo akaki hono no yoni
Sore ha(wa) inishie tsubasa arumono

A-di-e Ni-e-ti-a izuko yori tobitachinu
A-di-e Ni-e-ti-a toki wo koe yobisamasu

Tsuki no takami ni omoi wo haseru
Kono mi to tomoni haruka michibike

A-di-e Ni-e-ti-a daichi sae yurugaseru
A-di-e Ni-e-ti-a inochi sae mo tokihanatsu

Tagiru chishio no mama
Oshiku habataku
Kimi wo sagashite kimi ni kogarete
tsukinu yume

A-di-e Ni-e-ti-a izuko yori tobitatinu
A-di-e Ni-e-ti-a toki wo koete yobisamasu

A-di-e Ni-e-ti-a daichi sae yurugaseru
A-di-e Ni-e-ti-a towa no inochi yudanete
Track Name: Pirika
Tsuki no koru mama ni hoshi no nagareyuku mama ni
sono nemuri wo tokasu subeno nai shiroki megami

Toki ha(wa) utsuroiyuku yagate mizu ha(wa) madoromu
Sono chi ni tatsu haru wo tsugeru akai kuchibashi

Ah PILIKA neto anta kina PILIKA shikushia nita
(Yoi kaze ni natta, joutenki ni natta)
Ryuhyo no kanata yori hibiku PILIKA sono yobigoe

Minami kaze ga niou yodonda kaze ga uzumaku
Oshiyosete ha(wa) oshinagasare soredemo utau

Ah PILIKA neto anta kina PILIKA shikushia nita
(Yoi kaze ni natta, joutenki ni natta)
Hikari madou umi ni hibiku PILIKA sono yobigoe

Anu? (kiiteru?) eto PILIKA
Utaitsuzukete okure
Anuya? eto PILIKA
Daichi ga shizumanu youni

Ah PILIKA neto anta kina PILIKA shikushia nita
Kaze ha(wa) arashi wo yobi toku PILIKA tobisarunoka
Ah PILIKA neto anta kina PILIKA shikushia nita
Inochi saguru kagiri uta wo PILIKA michibikite
Track Name: Nambu
Inaka naredomo Sa-ha-e
Nanbu no kuni ha(wa) sa
nishi mo higashi mo Sa-ha-e
kane no yama kora sansa-e

Kondo kurunara Sa-ha-e
nagi no hawo kora Sansa-e
Track Name: Tenjiku
Itoshi kimi no hizamoto yumemakura ni kiku
Sore ha(wa) haruka nishi no chi Aoki tenjiku

Hune ha arashi wo koeru nagare nagasare
Michibiku tori ha(wa) binga nazomeku utagoe

Ho-re-ho Kaji wo tore kokoro omomuku mamani
Ho ho-re-ho kagiri aru asu wo kazoenagara

Ho-re-ho syakunetsu no sabaku ni ukabu shinkiro
Ho ho-re-ho osorezaru warera ga tabibito

Kemono no mi wo motsu otoko yume wo kuu baku
deau monora ha(wa) subete yume ka utsutsu ka

Ho-re-ho hanabira no ue ni suwaru onnatachi
Ho ho-re-ho eien no nemuri ni tsuku maeni

Ho-re-ho mayoimichi tadoritsuku ate nakutomo
Ho ho-re-ho meguriau yakusoku no chi de

Susume susume izanawareru mamani
Odore odore ashidori karoyakani
Utae Utae tokimekasu omoi wo
Nobore Nobore sono te ga todokumade

Ho-re-ho michi nakaba kono mi kuchihateru toki niha(wa)
Ho ho-re-ho mitsurin no tora ni sugata kaete

Ho-re-ho tayuma naku akunaki yume wo idaite
Ho ho-re-ho tsureteyuke uruwashi kano chi he

Ho-re-ho tayumanaku akunaki yume wo idaite
Ho ho-re-ho ware ha(wa) yuku haruka tenjiku
Track Name: Kaidan
Eieya eieya eieya eie
Eieya eieya eieya eie
Eieya eieya eieya eie

Hitorime no yomego ha(wa) hagi no hana odangozuki de kidate yoshi
Hutarime no yomego ha(wa) hukkura to kikyo no tsubomi mo kanayasenu
Sanninme no yomego ha(wa) hujibakama okuyukasyute me mo agenu

Ah soredemo bozu ha(wa) monotarinu
Ah nanakusa musume ga tsukiyo ni sasou

Koyoi mo hukete yume ni madou
Jugoya hikaru hana no shizuku
Izuko ya hibiku kane no koe ni
mononoke ya shinobiyoru hisokani

Eieya eieya eieya eie
Eieya eieya eieya eie

Yoninme no yomego ha(wa) no no susuki hatarakimono de chikaramochi
Goninme no yomego ha(wa) ominaeshi ichizu na kokoro de taeshinobu
Rokuninme no yomego ha(wa) uramigusa shittobukai ga tamani kizu

Ah soredemo bozu ha(wa) akitaranu
Ah tsukiakari de hanamizake to mairu

Koyoi mo hukete yume ni madou
Jugoya hikaru hana no shizuku
Izuko ya hibiku kane no koeni
mononoke ya shinobiyoru hisokani

* Kitsune ya Kitsune ya yomego ga nakuyo
* Onnen harashite kudasyanse
* Kitsune ya kitsune ya donimo konimo
* korashimetokurenya ki ga sumanu

Shitininme no yomego ha(wa) yamatoichi nadeshiko bijin to iwaremasu
Ah soredemo bozu ha(wa) mada korinu
Ah yoitsuburete sore ga un no tsuki

Arawareideta shichibi no kitsune

Adeyaka naru mo hannya no gotoshi
Akaku shitataru kiba wo mukeba
Kuichigirite mapputatsu

Anoyo ni ikezu hotobozu
Jigoku no kado de mogaku bakari
Chodo jikan to narimasureba
kokoira de shimemasuru yoshinani

Eieya eieya eieya eie
Eieya eieya eieya eie
Eieya eieya eieya eie
Eieya eieya eieya eie
Track Name: Machi (with Nobuo Uematsu)
Kyo mo boku ha(wa) doa wo akete
kimi wo yonde "hayaku hayaku"

Kyo mo kimi ha(wa) ureshisouna
senaka misete "Hayaku hayaku"

Asa no osanpo ha(wa)
kimochi iine

Kimi to hasittara
machi ga mezameru

Ne, konna hibi ha(wa)
tanoshisugite
boku ha(wa) kimi wo oikakete
naiteiruyo
Toki yo tomare

Deatta koro no kimi
Dokoka ni irunokana
Sagashite ha(wa) kizukunda
toki ha(wa) sugiyuku koto

Ne, konna hibi ga
eien nara
hoka ni nani mo iranaiyo
Wagamama dato
Shitteru kedo

Ne, konna hibi ha(wa)
tanoshisugite
boku ha(wa) kimi wo oikakete
naiteiruyo
Toki yo tomare

Kyo mo kimi ha(wa) ureshisouna
senaka misete "Hayaku hayaku"

Isoganaide
Track Name: Avalon (Kozilek Remix)
Da-Na-Ya-E
Sazameki yobu Da-Na-Ya-E
Da-Na-Ya-E
Maneki yoseru Da-Na-Ya-E

Da-Na-Ya-E
Sazameki yobu Da-Na-Ya-E
Da-Na-Ya-E
Maneki yoseru Da-Na-Ya-E

Haru niha(wa) shiroi hanabira wo minamo ni ukabe
Natsu niha(wa) aoi komorebi ni tawawa ni minoru

Shima no kaze ha(wa)
izuko yori huku
Minasoko hukaku ka daichi no hateka

Aki niha(wa) kin no kagayaki wo kaguwashiku amaku
Huyu niha(wa) awai yukigesyo uruwashiki makyu

Ninhu no komoriuta
Namima ni nemuru hunabitora ha(wa) samayou

Towa no inochi sazukarishi shima Hikaru akai mi sore ga shirushi

Da-Na-Ya-E
Sazameki yobu Da-Na-Ya-E Da-Na-Ya-E
Maneki yoseru Da-Na-Ya-E

Da-Na-Ya-E
Sazameki yobu Da-Na-Ya-E Da-Na-Ya-E
Maneki yoseru Da-Na-Ya-E