Saturday, May 18, 2019

The Audio Side

Although Orphan is a fansubbing group, the 'completionist' impulse that runs through the group's charter sometimes extends into other media. In particular, the team has acquired and released a number of soundtracks for its projects or prospective projects. Other enthusiasts have done a lot more, but finding and ripping soundtracks has become a notable sideline to Orphan's main fansubbing mission. For one thing, it's a lot easier to capture and encode audio, and it doesn't require translators or video encoders.

Most of the music has come from CDs, but there are other sources as well, including records and "dual track" laserdiscs. Here's a list of the ones I can remember.
  • Alice in Cyberland OP-ED single. CD source.
  • AWOL soundtrack. CD source.
  • Boyfriend music collection. CD source.
  • Capricorn image album. CD source.
  • Eien no Filena soundtrack. CD source.  
  • Fukuyama Gekijou soundtrack. CD source.
  • Genji Pt 1 soundtracks and image album. CD source.
  • Grimm Douwa: Kin no Tori OP-ED single. CD source. 
  • Hashire Melos ED single. CD source.
  • Hidamari no Ki ED1 and ED2 singles. CD source.
  • High Speed Jecy soundtrack. CD source.
  • Kakyuusei (1999) soundtrack. CD source.
  • Kiss wa Me ni Shite soundtrack. CD source. 
  • Majo demo Steady image album. CD source.
  • Next Senki Ehrgeiz OP and ED singles. CD source.
  • Nozomi Witches soundtrack. CD source.
  • Oedo ga Nemurenai! soundtrack. CD source.
  • Oshare Kozou wa Hanamaru soundtrack. CD source.
  • POPS soundtrack. CD source.
  • Project A-Ko 2 extended soundtrack. Laserdisc source.
  • Singles soundtrack. CD source.
  • Stop!! Hibari-kun Songbook. LP source.
  • Tomoe ga Yuku! music collection. CD source.
  • Yuukan Club ED1 single. CD source. 
Most of the work has been done in the material's country of origin, but Stop!! Hibari-kun! was done in the US, because none of the team's overseas members has a turntable. Sometimes it pays to be old.

Soundtracks are also available for many of Orphan's other projects as well:
  • A-Girl soundtrack. CD source.
  • Ai no Kusabi music collection. CD source.
  • Akatsuki no Yona music collection. CD source.
  • Amatsuki music collection. CD source.
  • Condition Green song collection. CD source.
  • Cosprayers soundtrack. CD source.
  • D4 Princess music collection. CD source.
  • Dallos soundtrack. CD source. 
  • Ear of the Golden Dragon music collection. CD source.
  • Hand Maid Mai music collection. CD source. 
  • Hidamari no Ki soundtrack. CD source. 
  • Izumo (1991) soundtrack. CD source.
  • Joker: Marginal City music collection. CD source.
  • Nagasarete Airantou music collection. CD source.
  • Nora soundtrack. LP source.
  • Purple Eyes in the Dark. All songs from Purple Eyes in the Dark image albums 1 and 2. CD source. (Image album 1 has not surfaced.)
  • Rainbow Signal: Hi-Fi Set. All songs from Hi-Fi Set albums Pasadena Park and Indigo. CD source.
  • Sanctuary original soundtrack. CD source.
  • Sangokushi TV specials soundtracks. CD source. 
  • Sangokushi movies 1 and 2 soundtracks. CD source. (No OST for movie 3.) 
  • Shirokuma Cafe music collection. CD source.
  • Smash Hit! soundtrack. CD source.
  • Sonic Soldier Borgman 2058 soundtrack. CD source.
  • Sonic Solder Borgman: Madnight Gigs. All songs from Sonic Solder Borgman: The Last Gig of the World. CD source.
  • Starship Troopers soundtrack. CD source. 
  • The Tale of Princess Kaguya music collection. CD source.
  • Tokimeki Tonight background music. CD source.
  • Yume Tsukai music collection. CD source.
  • Zetsuai, Bronze, and Cathexis music collections. CD source.
These can be hard to find, because they're scattered among public and private trackers, forums, and IRC bots.

Orphan's wish list isn't very long. The top item is the Majo demo Steady soundtrack, because it's on the digital tracks of the laserdisc, and with that we could get a better source for the video too. An alternative is Miki Takahashi's Dress-Up, which at least has the rest of the songs from the OVA. The soundtrack for A Penguin's Memory is available on CD but is quite expensive. Purple Eyes in the Dark image album 1 has some of the best songs in the music video. The Kindaichi movie soundtracks were available online in the past, but the links are now dead. If you can help with any of these albums, please let me know.

[Revised 06-Jul-2019]


2 comments:

  1. Thank you, Orphan Fansubs team, for all your efforts! I'm very grateful for you subbing Oruorane the Cat Player and would like to share the soundtrack with your group. I'd be happy if the quality is good enough for you to use, I'm just sorry it's MP3 and not FLAC...
    Mega: #!OqJ2EKSY!TXOZRft1vtHuoJFu5z4vNKYAxHI-p3BMm4_P6IhnihU

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