Not much else to say about it. Again, I’m a newbie to these here ShinMegaTen things, but my understanding is that series composer Shoji Meguro is well-loved, and there’s a good reason they keep bringing him back. I’m starting to understand why.
It seems like his usual style for these games is mainly J-Rock, but he’s not afraid to dabble in other genres as well. Recently, he’s been on a classical kick, starting with Strange Journey‘s score, which is all orchestral pomp and unnerving chants, befitting the story. This tangent seems to have evolved in Catherine, where he remixed well known classical compositions from the big names like Chopin, Beethoven and Bach–a fusion well suited to that game’s more cerebral, puzzle-heavy gameplay. Should be interesting to see what’s next for him.
Here’s a couple tracks from Strange Journey. Unusual, but very effective, I think.