Music similar to Shenmue OST

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Music similar to Shenmue OST

Postby xmizer » Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:04 pm

The soundtrack from Shenmue remains my favorite video game soundtrack of all time. I've been searching for another video game OST that's similar in style and quality ever since and have not found anything.

I was wondering if there are any soundtracks that you guys can recommend that's similar to Shenmue's OST.

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Re: Music similar to Shenmue OST

Postby south carmain » Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:28 pm

not that similar but in the same spirit as some of the tracks in shenmue 2 I suppose, Music similar to the Shenmue ost is something I'm finding incredibly hard to find
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3NeAQF879U[/youtube]
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Re: Music similar to Shenmue OST

Postby KiBa » Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:58 pm

Nice. Yes. The only similarly sweet and deep music with eastern motifs I have encountered is some Joe Hisaishi, like Princess Mononoke and all the Piano Stories.

But I haven't found anything to match the Shenmue exploration and ambient music, like Thousand White Building Upstairs, or Ryo's Dream.
Check out yeo's The friends of Ringo Ishikawa:

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/ ... =861780193
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Re: Music similar to Shenmue OST

Postby south carmain » Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:01 pm

forgot this
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVzVU6y3TIw[/youtube]
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Re: Music similar to Shenmue OST

Postby Thief » Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:48 am

I have a hard time finding music that's really similar to Shenmue, but you might want to try 7th Dragon and it's sequal. Both games were composed by one of the guys who worked on Shenmue's soundtrack, Yuzo Koshiro. I really like the soundtrack, never played the games though.


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0Ilv_pA-ew[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQ7oj4x3Ajg[/youtube]
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Re: Music similar to Shenmue OST

Postby Axm » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:10 am

If you like Shenmue music or just good classical music with a Japanese flavor any of the music sound tracks from Hayao Miyazaki movies such as Princess Mononoke, Spirted Away, Totoro, Porko Rosso. etc You'll love. Then really any Japanese composser out there you might love aswell. Lots of great Japanese movies to pull compossers from. Like someone else said aswell, Joe Hisaishi who composses for Takeshi Kitano movies like "Brother" and "Outrage" is supurb.
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Re: Music similar to Shenmue OST

Postby Who Really Cares? » Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:02 am

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaM_AgmX5iE[/youtube]

Not style but you can clearly hear Shenmue in this
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Re: Music similar to Shenmue OST

Postby xmizer » Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:09 pm

Thanks for all the suggestions. I really like the seven samurai one. Was there an official OST released for it?
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Re: Music similar to Shenmue OST

Postby south carmain » Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:15 pm

xmizer wrote:Thanks for all the suggestions. I really like the seven samurai one. Was there an official OST released for it?

I doubt it, it wasn't a big title and was pretty mediocre from what I heard the best thing to come out of it was that track
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Re: Music similar to Shenmue OST

Postby FlagshipFighter » Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:16 pm

I absolutely love the Shenmue tracks because it literally has every track for every kind of place, mood or scenario, it's soo incredibly vast (as I'm sure you are aware).

Other games that have great soundtrack (from the top of my head) are Lost Odyssey and the main theme of Stranglehold.

The music in Avatar: The Legend of Aang is probably the most reminiscent to me of shenmue and its also really vast of scope of tracks and there is plenty of variety.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHPmoKkMDjI[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1JRh5ibBiU[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hd_P3iCyT_E[/youtube]

I suggest you check out the rest of the tracks for Avatar: TLA, Lost Odyssey, they're really moving and inspiring, though as pessimistic I may sound, nothing is quite as unique as Shenmue :-)`
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Re: Music similar to Shenmue OST

Postby Kiyuu » Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:38 pm

xmizer wrote:Thanks for all the suggestions. I really like the seven samurai one. Was there an official OST released for it?

You can find that song in this CD:

http://www.amazon.com/Chasm-Ryuichi-Sak ... ords=CHASM
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Re: Music similar to Shenmue OST

Postby Jack » Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:35 pm

Hi, long time browser, first time poster.
I'm a huge fan of Shenmue's music as well. What impressed me more than anything was the sheer scope of it all. From the orchestrated score to the music on the jukebox and those in-game tapes you could buy, it was everywhere and all so diverse. I'd even go out on a limb and say Shenmue Passport was the most 'played' game in my dreamcast library.

As far as the orchestrated score goes I cant think of any other games that are anything like the east meets west you'll find in Shenmue, but there may (not sure because i never played) be one kinda like it.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHYARoLPpDw[/youtube]

also this isn't a game, and it's certainly not eastern. But there are some scenes in Rocky where i cant help but be reminded of Shenmue
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9apYg0pskg[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NJ5LW64DWM[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siOlyuB4ToQ[/youtube]
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Re: Music similar to Shenmue OST

Postby Takumi » Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:31 pm

Surprised noone mentioned these:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mfyCI82lWM[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkWjsT_SJNI[/youtube]
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Re: Music similar to Shenmue OST

Postby Rakim » Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:31 am

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSkb0kDacjs[/youtube]
The music is very Shenmue-y IMO.
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Re: Music similar to Shenmue OST

Postby Martin » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:45 am

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_K54nEqfSo[/youtube]

Not exactly similar, but the sound of the erhu always reminds me of Shenmue. Beautiful instrument, beautiful game.
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