|Welcome to cv_music!
||[Jul. 21st, 2006|10:47 am]
The Castlevania Music Community
As the post title says, welcome to cv_music!|
The purpose of this community is the discussion of the music of the Castlevania series--a videogame series world-renowned for its amazing music. From the beginning (no pun intended!), it has produced gems, including the famed "Vampire Killer" and "Bloody Tears". As sound systems became more powerful, more great music appeared, often limited only by hardware (as in Bloodlines) or game size (as in Rondo of Blood and Symphony of the Night). Symphony of the Night is often considered to have one of the best videogame soundtracks, if not the best, of all time; but it's far from the only soundtrack that has been praised.
I'm personally a Castlevania fan, videogame music enthusiast, and classically-trained pianist, so it comes as little surprise that I'm a big fan of Castlevania music. I'm into analyzing them--what they are, what makes them so effective; I also often transcribe them for piano, for fun.
This community is dedicated to the discussion of any and all aspects of Castlevania music.
Don't be afraid of dorky discussions; I once wrote on a chalkboard (as can be seen in this community's first userpic) "The SUBTONIC is so cool it can even kill vampires!", pointing to the third chord of "Vampire Killer". If you want to figure out what notes a certain line has, you can ask here. If you're trying to figure out who wrote the early soundtracks (more specifically than "Kukeiha Club"), you can ask here. If you want to talk about your favorite tracks or favorite games for soundtracks, you can talk about it here. If you want to find out how many parody Konami-created arrangements there are of "Beginning", you can talk about that here, too. (There're at least two, to my knowledge.)
I'll start off with my own question, something I've been wondering for a while:
What genre is SotN's "Rainbow Cemetery"? (Other than "videogame".)
(I think I know the answer, but I'm not sure, and I won't give it so as not to bias y'all's thoughts beforehand.)