“Laputa: Castle In The Sky” is a Japanese animated film. It has a magnificent, heavenly main theme, certainly one of the best I've ever
heard in any score,
very moving, given its best rendition in “The Girl Who
Fell from the Sky”, played by a full orchestra.
Unfortunately, that's a very short track, and most other tracks are rather short
as well. A delightful children's choir version of the main theme (singing
can be heard in the tracks 7 and 13, a synthesizer version with
electronic piano in track 9.
Most other pieces of the score are of slightly-above-average quality, and some
remind you that you are listening to an anime score. “A Fun Brawl
(Pursuit)” has some driving, brass-dominated action cues.There are some
electronics in “A Morning of
the Slag Ravine”, “Robot Soldier”, and “Memories of
Gondoa”, which are rather average. The latter also contains some very
beautiful passages played by the orchestra and a flute. “Sheeta's
Decision” features a solo piano. “Laputa: Castle
in the Sky” combines electronics and orchestra
very well, another wonderful composition.
The music can be strongly recommended because
of its highlights. It was re-released as a symphonic