Key Sounds Label - Music Discussion

Oh I do prefer Kakeru, but yes, check out the rest of that album, it’s pretty much entirely good songs, I’m also quite a fan of track 11.
Apparently it’s got a loose story over all the songs but I’m not aware of any translation, perhaps that could be the first thing for that translations thread.

Translating a whole album of music is a pretty tall order though… Hmm.

On second thoughts, I’d say go for it. It can’t hurt, maybe someone will see it and be interested~

On the topic of Key music, is anyone else a fan of the OTSU albums? I’m a bit of a trance fan, so I love a lot of the tracks. I was really happy with how they sampled the Boys Don’t Cry daydream remix for the Little Busters Refrain anime.

Air OST is one of my favorites. Among the non vocal tracks, Sousei (Altair and Vega?), Yumegatari and Natsukage are among my favorites. And Tori no Uta is national anthem!

As for LB!, Thin Chronicle still gives me the shivers.

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I recently listened to Tomoyo After’s OST and I really love it. The OST is both melodic and energetic which is probably the best aspect of Key’s music. Some of my favorite tracks from that OST include “Dear Old Home”, “Harmony With Sorrow” and “Life is Like A Melody”. I especially love the synthesizer portion of “Life is Like A Melody” and maybe that’s because I’ve been listening to a lot of 80s New Wave/Synthpop nowadays.

I haven’t listened to Rewrite’s OST but I’ll get to it soon. Right now, I’m listening to Little Busters OST, and I’m really enjoying it.

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Here’s some news for you to steal credit for, @Aspirety

Sounds like a new KSL Album is out tomorrow, KSL-95-96, and is simply an album of many Vocal Tracks from Little Busters. Although it looks like there is one new Remix, at least, I’m not aware of any Boys Be Smile Remix that exists right now.


  1. ‘Little Busters!’
  2. ‘Rin no Hisoka na Koi no Uta’
  3. ‘Pickles o Oishikusuru Tsukurikata’
  4. ‘Saya no Nemureru Requiem’
  5. ‘Jupinyā’
  6. ‘Haruka Kanata’
  7. ‘Raison’
  8. ‘Mission:Love sniper’
  9. ‘Neko to Garasu to Marui Tsuki’
  10. ‘Amenochi Hare’
  11. ‘Song for friends’
  12. ‘Alicemagic (Rockstar ver.)’


  1. ‘Little Busters! (TV animation ver.)’
  2. ‘Alicemagic (TV animation ver.)’
  3. ‘Hanabi’
  4. ‘Bokura no Tabi’
  5. ‘Little Busters! Synth-Magnetic Megamix’
  6. ‘Boys be Smile’
  7. ‘Mezameta Asa ni wa Kimi ga Tonari ni’
  8. ‘Saya’s Song’
  9. ‘Namidairo no Tsubasa’
  10. ‘Kimi to no Nakushi Mono’
  11. ‘Boys be Smile (Remix)’

Not too interesting, but the Remix should be fun, also I don’t rightly reckonise that 5th track on the second disc either.

Isn’t Hanabi new as well? The version used inthe Anime is slightly rearranged from the original, so I assume that’s what we’re getting.

Do you wanna try writing an article, or should I just credit you as the informant?

I’ve just listened to the Rewrite OST (took me more than a year after playing the VN lol) and I really love it. It has that jazzy feel that is absent from other Key OSTs (which are usually more pop-y)

Hanabi is super old, even the version used in the Anime pre-dates it by a good bit.

I can’t write worth diddly squat, work harder.

Give me a source for the info~

Was it the one that was sung by Lia? I listened to the song a while back man is it an emotionally beautiful song. The usage of the piano along with Lia’s vocals really made the song amazing.

Found it on Wikipedia while I was checking something about a different KSL wwwwwwwwwwwwwww

But here’s more proof it’s a thing.

And I stole THAT from Twitter.


I am a HUGE Key music fan. I’ve sunk hundreds of dollars and tons of hours into my Key Music collection, and at this point I think I’ll have Key music playing at my wedding and funeral if I can manage it.

Here’s a question, though, where do you find remixes of Key music? I have a big pile that came in a long dead torrent, mostly Clannad remixes, but I’m always interested in expanding my collection. Since a lot of fanworks are released gratis, I hope this doesn’t conflict with any rules.

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I often wonder myself. Most Key remixes are find are KSL branded, the fan-made ones are much harder to come by in my experience. Have you had a listen of the recent fan arrangement album “rebirth”?「key15th」-/-「clannad10th」-global-collaborative-arrange-album-rebirth-fan-album-released/

Just downloaded it. Haven’t had a chance to listen to it yet, but I’m very excited!

In my opinion it’s a pretty mixed bag of meh arrangements and terrific arrangements. Hopefully you find something you like!

For brief stuff
For an almost complete list

There’s some cool album art. Here’s one for @Kanon

I love how Key works are these multimedia monoliths. It’s part of what makes Visual Novels, or any other collection of arts, so beautiful. The music is no exception. It’s always a perfect collection of tracks that not only provide a nostalgic feeling to all of the moments in a story, or moments spent with a character, but also a collection of productions that are superb on their own as standalone songs.

-Toots Angel Beats hype train-
For example- GDM, or any other vocal track, in Angel Beats~

Going deeper, ‘A World Where Nothing Happened’, or, ‘Scene Shifts There’- Two tracks I’d heard prior to reading the VNs they’re in- Instantly I found them to be masterpieces of sound. Key is without a doubt buried in talent with their musicians. This Lia show’s production blew my mind. A personal favorite of mine is Orbita from Branch.

Do you even know what you’ve posted? That’s some god damn twintail Haruka!

I think my favorite key live moment is LiSA’s Day Game, it’s so hype and GOOD LORD THAT BASSist

Either that or that time Maeda made some girls cry on stage.
He’s such a dick.


Very nice list! But I was actually thinking more of fan-made and fan-produced albums (Doujin Music).