This album makes me really happy. To suddenly discover music by Saori Kobayashi that I didn't even know existed is both nostalgic and exciting. It makes me come up with my own little scenarios and worlds to align with the music. It makes me wish other game composers would release new albums that could inspire these same feelings. Love it.
Favorite track: Dance of Seekers.
Terra Magica is a love letter from Saori Kobayashi to her fans. Featuring the same rich, melodic tones that defined the iconic soundtracks of Panzer Dragoon Saga and Panzer Dragoon Orta, Kobayashi invites listeners to enter the world she has created, while encouraging them to create their very own story to match the progression of the music.
Joining Kobayashi are Eri Ito, vocalist from Panzer Dragoon Saga and Panzer Dragoon Orta, as well as Kobayashi's AKANE band mate Yumiko Takahashi, vocalist from Panzer Dragoon Orta and Suikoden II. Adding to the rich melodies of Terra Magica are Takahiro Izutani and his signature guitar sound, and Michiru Yamane, composer of the Castlevania series, in her Brave Wave debut. The cover was designed by the Panzer Dragoon series' illustrator, Manabu Kusunoki, with Liner Notes by all of the above as well as Panzer Dragoon series director Yukio Futatsugi.
released April 13, 2016
Written and produced by Saori Kobayashi
Mastering Engineer: Dan Suter
Illustrator: Manabu Kusunoki
Project Manager: Alexander Aniel
Art Directors: Saori Kobayashi, Mohammed Taher
Designer: Dan Clarke
Press Relations: Lauren Lucas, Brett Elston
Tracks 1 to 10: mixed by Saori Kobayashi
Track 2: vocals by Eri Ito
Track 9: vocals by Yumiko Takahashi
Track 10: vocals by Eri Ito and Yumiko Takahashi
Track 11: remix and additional production by Michiru Yamane, mixed by Marco Guardia
Track 12: remix and additional production by Takahiro Izutani