Darker than Black - Kuro

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SMES is a new band in Melbourne, Australia, that do arrangements of videogame and anime OST's.

This song is from the OST from "Darker than Black" called "Kuro" composed by the brilliant Yoko Kanno featuring bass and sax.

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I loved this song! It really did remind me of the classic noir series. The best part was probably when it stopped at around 2:32. I really did get the feeling that it was simply over. Instead, you kept on coming with more great tunes! It's just such a relaxing song.

At the same time, it's extremely ambitious. It gives me the feeling of being in some café while there's a crime scene in town. Maybe I've just been watching too much NWAR. I'm surprised this hasn't been used in anything! It's long, but well worth it! As a Book Ends, I loved this song!

This is amazing. In my opinion this shows both the emotion of the instrumentalists and the character of the song.

Man, I could seriously fall asleep to this. It calms me.

Amazing job. I found nothing wrong with it. It was pure beauty.

Gotta love Yoko Kanno...
You guys are amazing, here's hoping for some Chrono Trigger arrangements.

SMES responds:

Oh so much love towards Yoko Kanno! Thank you so much! And your wish shall not go empty... I think thats a term. Anyway more to come =)

Hey there!

Nice feeling you are creating here. Solid work. Only thing i miss is a piano-solo part. Anyway very cool! Keep on :D

SMES responds:

Hey hey!

Thanks so much! As much as a piano solo would be amazing, our piano player already had a solo in the last 3 songs we did so I slapped his face and gave the solo to the bass. =P

Thanks and I listened to your songs as well, amazing stuff!
Cheers =D

Beautiful! This truly sits well in the Jazz section here on NG. Great to hear real instruments arranged and played well for a change :)

SMES responds:

Thanks so much! Well hopefully there will be plenty more arrangements ahead =)

Credits & Info


4.78 / 5.00

Aug 5, 2012
7:09 PM EDT
File Info
12.3 MB
6 min 45 sec

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Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.