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INFO FILE
Title:
The Irresponsible Captain Tylor: TV Original Soundtrack 1 "Sentehishyo"
Format:
15 Tracks
53 min: 37 sec
Production:
AnimeTrax
Comments:
A great soundtrack for a great show.
Overall Rating:
81%

Animefringe Reviews:
The Irresponsible Captain Tylor: TV Original Soundtrack 1 "Sentehishyo"
By Adam "OMEGA" Arnold

My love for all things Captain Tylor related lies primarily in the characters and stories that they are involved in. It's funny, listening to this CD and remembering how much fun that show was at times. Sure, the music sounds really dated by today's standards, that's because it hails from the early 1990s.

Clearly the highlight of the soundtrack are the full length versions of the opening and ending themes. I've always found "Just Think of Tomorrow" to have this weird Ducktales quality to it close to the end, because of the quacking sound effect mixed in. Still, I love the song because it's upbeat and it fits the happy-go-lucky tone of the show perfectly.

"Downtown Dance" has always been about the image of Tylor walking down the streets in his tux. I've always found that to be a more fitting image than the alternate ending of the bathing women, but I digress...

What better music to fit a wacky and over-the-top space opera than some over-powering and in-depth image inducing tunes? Tracks like number 12 bring out the feeling of sorrow, while tracks like number 13 bring out the feeling of hope. At it's core, that is what Tylor is - and I must say that this soundtrack, though unconventional in it's musical stylings, it does perfectly represent what Tylor is all about.

Overall, the music has this strange retro feeling to it. It's not something that I'd really be blaring through my stereo as I am driving down the road with my windows rolled down. The vast majority of the tracks are purely instrumental and sound like elevator music. Most even have a strange midi quality to them that would fit well in an old school RPG, due to a lot of repetition of notes and tones. If you love Tylor, then you can't go wrong here. Still, if you aren't one for Jazz, Easy Listening, or even retro sounding tunes, then you might want to check out something else.

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