Diamond Crevasse (Eps. 20 Ver.) and Ao no Ether (Eps. 21)

Macross Frontier

Since I was bored and had some free time, I decided to rip out the version of Diamond Crevasse played in episode 20 and Ao no Ether in episode 21. You can download them from the links below:

In my opinion, the version of Diamond Crevasse played in episode 20 has been the best one yet on the show so far, and the poignancy of song is enhanced even more when it’s played as the send-off for Micheal ;A;. The song actually sounds BETTER taken from the episode. I do hope we get a clean version as well in the upcoming OST or perhaps in another CD.

Ao no Ether is also another solid song from Megumi Nakajima, and it really is a nice, slow, meaningful and melancholic song that represents Ranka’s feelings towards Alto.

Needless to say, these two songs really complement each other when put in a looping playlist. Only for me perhaps, but oh well :P.


  1. RyanA Said,

    September 7, 2008 @ 1:31 am

    I’m not watching the series, but….

    Diamond Crevasse is quite pretty with nice dynamics (aside from the crazy fighting).
    Ao no Ether is a bit more angelic, more of a ballad, something we’d hear from Nakashima Mika.

    Both very pretty, ah, welll… I guess I’ll plan a lead-up marathon for Macross Frontier’s finale sometime.

    Thanks for that ^^

  2. Choux Said,

    September 7, 2008 @ 7:27 am

    Those songs always make me cry…

  3. Haesslich Said,

    September 7, 2008 @ 9:19 am

    RyanA: This one’s more acoustic… which means it’s missing a lot of the processing from the first Diamond Crevasse. Check YouTube to see what it sounds like… or to see the scene.

  4. linkinstreet Said,

    September 7, 2008 @ 9:36 am

    Oh god, if only the background lines are deleted. I mean hearing ranka in Diamond Crevasse killed it for me even tho I liked that version. GODDAMIT RELEASE THE 2nd OST ALREADY TATSUNOKO!!!!!
    Anyways, my beta attempt on subbing the Diamond Crevasse Live

  5. Ryggim Said,

    September 7, 2008 @ 9:44 am

    Hey, you’re becoming an anime goods provider now, first subbing Negima and now this ^^ I won’t be surprised if you start translating Manga in the future now. Anyway, loved the songs in Macross Frontier, another batch to add in my play list.

  6. Li Shan Said,

    September 7, 2008 @ 1:39 pm

    I can’t seem to download the files from rapidshare. Could either kurogane or someone else upload it on another filesharing site?


  7. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    September 7, 2008 @ 5:44 pm

    @Ryggim: Don’t expect that. I suck at reading Japanese.

    @Haessllich: If the CD ver. was less “processed” I would’ve bought it already. It’s just too…”clean”.

    Lion was okay though. Gotta think about getting it one day.

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