I absolutely love the album. I'll be honest, when i first got the download for it i was afraid i wasn't going like it. But my shameful hesitancy of the Captein's magnificence was quickly cast aside. My favorite is 'One More Dance' and 'Flying Prohibited.'
1. Snippy and the Geiger Counter 2. Travelling with the Captain 3. Cup of Happiness 4. I Am Alexander Gromov 5. Zombie Time 6. Flying Prohibited 7. One More Dance 8. In the Whale 9. Arachnid Discotheque 10. Bringer of Balloons 11. On the Ocean
Obviously my tastes lean toward rock. <lol> I listed In the Whale as number 8 because it's a rather odd number. However, I find it incredibly relaxing! This is some wonderful whale music!
I have to admit, when I heard snippets of the songs in the beginning, I was convinced this CD would hold nothing that would suit my personal tastes. I could appreciate the work, but not enjoy it. So when I listened to the final tracks today I was so happily surprised to find a good number of the pieces were to my liking after all! There is a very nice combination of elements that I believe will make the songs appealing to a majority of listeners. And the Snippy song got me dancing around, so how about that!
'I Am Alexander Gromov' and 'Travelling With Captein' have to be my favorites, the first because of how it transitions a couple times, yet still maintains an awesome mood.
For example, it's starts off soft and kind of cheerful. Then it turns into an intense song with a more dire situation-like feel to it, like what music during a fight scene or rather important escape/fleeing scene, and it has a what I believe to be a Russian-like feel underlying it, I don't know how to properly describe my apologies, then slows down to a more hopeful scene, like making it to the desired location of the fight/flight. It then momentarily cuts off and then returns again, but now back to a very solemn and quiet, I think piano? Curiously, it's end always reminds me of a 'Game Over' scene, or maybe a realization for Gromov.
The second (yes, I'm not done I'm sorry for whoever is reading this) simply because of it's cheery atmosphere and the fact that I think it'd make a good opening intro for a movie/tv show/cartoon for RomAC. I'm betting the narrative that runs during the middle plays a part in that. The ending of all the 'la la la la's' are also ridiculous, fitting, and rather catchy.