Blanc dans Noir [White in Black]

CD No: Victor Entertainment VIZL-57
Release date: 7 Nov 2001
Price: Y2900
Total length: Disc 1 36:24 (9 tracks)
Disc 2 17:38 (8 tracks)

This is a two-disc set released soon after the TV series. The first disc "Vocal Song Collection" is a assortment of image songs, including the Japanese version of "Canta per Me" by Kirika. Altena and Chloe also have one each although Mireille only appears in monologue within Track 7. My favourites are Tracks 1, 3, 6 and 9.
Track 1 is a typical Ali Project song, a delicate mixture of instability and power. Track 3 is, as mentioned above, "Canta per Me" by Kirika. Track 6 is an image song of Chloe (a Japanese version of "Secret Game") and almost sounds like her dying message to Kirika or Altena ;_; Track 9 is a bit different from others and may not be a good "Noir" song (too positive) yet it is a good song, IMHO.
The second disc "BGM Outtrack Collection" is a mini (8cm) CD with music from the anime which was not included in the soundtrack CDs. They might be leftover but that doesn't mean they are no good. In fact, they are really nice.


NHT rating: Rating

Disc 1
1. aka to kuro (ALI Project) 4:47
[Red and Black]
LYC: Takarano Arika MSC: Katakura Mikiya ARG: Katakura Mikiya
2. Prelude 0:52
MSC: Kajiura Yuki ARG: Kajiura Yuki
3. Canta per Me (Japanese ver.) (Kuwashima Houko) 3:11
[Sing for Me]
LYC: Kajiura Yuki MSC: Kajiura Yuki ARG: Kajiura Yuki
4. Lullaby (Japanese ver.) (TARAKO) 3:12
LYC: Kajiura Yuki MSC: Kajiura Yuki ARG: Kajiura Yuki
5. Em Moa (Kuwashima Houko) 4:12
I don't know which language this title is in. As it is written in katakana, I'm not sure of its spelling, either. EDIT: Someone has suggested it could be French "Aime Moi" meaning "Love Me", which sounds VERY plausible.
LYC: Saeki Kenzou MSC: Asamoto Hirofumi ARG: Kajiura Yuki
6. himitsu (Hisakawa Aya) 5:00
[Secret]
LYC: Kajiura Yuki MSC: Kajiura Yuki ARG: Kajiura Yuki
7. Salve Nos (dialogue remix ver.) (Kaida Yuriko) 4:21
[Save Us]
LYC: Kajiura Yuki MSC: Kajiura Yuki ARG: Kajiura Yuki
8. Love (See-Saw) 4:54
LYC: Kajiura Yuki MSC: Kajiura Yuki ARG: Kajiura Yuki
9. gensou rakuen (Kaida Yuriko) 5:39
[Illusion Paradise]
LYC: Kajiura Yuki MSC: Kajiura Yuki ARG: Kajiura Yuki
Disc 2
1. Guests B 1:00
MSC: Kajiura Yuki ARG: Kajiura Yuki
2. Melody ("Salve Nos" ver.) (Kaida Yuriko) 2:58
LYC: Kajiura Yuki MSC: Kajiura Yuki ARG: Kajiura Yuki
3. Jealousy 2:47
MSC: Kajiura Yuki ARG: Kajiura Yuki
4. At Dawn 1:34
MSC: Kajiura Yuki ARG: Kajiura Yuki
5. Black Society 2:43
MSC: Kajiura Yuki ARG: Kajiura Yuki
6. Family Affection 2:49
MSC: Kajiura Yuki ARG: Kajiura Yuki
7. Church 1:47
MSC: Kajiura Yuki ARG: Kajiura Yuki
8. At Ease 1:50
MSC: Kajiura Yuki ARG: Kajiura Yuki

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