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6th Story CD『Moira』

Moira RE.jpg

Album by Sound Horizon
Label KING RECORDS
Catalog No. KICS-1363
Barcode 4988003354985
Format CD
Price ¥3,000 (tax included)
¥2,857 (without tax)
Release Date September 3rd, 2008
Producer Revo
Sound Horizon chronology
Roman
(2006)
Moira
(2008)
Märchen
(2010)

6th Story CD『Moira』

Moira LE.jpg

Album by Sound Horizon
Label KING RECORDS
Catalog No. KICS-91363
Barcode 4988003354978
Format CD
Price ¥3,800 (tax included)
¥3,619 (without tax)
Release Date September 3rd, 2008
Producer Revo
Sound Horizon chronology
Roman
(2006)
Moira
(2008)
Märchen
(2010)

6th Story CD Moira is the fourth major album released by Sound Horizon on September 3rd, 2008. This album is structured differently from previous releases like Roman; each song is just a sliver of an overarching story, with each song leading seamlessly to the next. This had lead it to be considered one giant song, only divided into sections for narrative clarity. If one listens to it from start to finish, there is no clear indication where songs begin or end, being a seamless collection from start to finish. The length of the album is 79 minutes and 59 seconds, close to the max capacity of a CD. In the production of Moria, the finished work exceeded the limits of a single CD. The publisher, KING RECORDS, did not want to release it on two discs so the album was cut down significantly. The tracks are written in a way to further the seamless track ideal, with each track being a Japanese subtitle with an accompanying Greek subtitle. This is the third Sound Horizon release to feature a riddle website, with the bonus tracks not being physically on the CD but on an external website.

The original release date for Moira was August 13th, 2008, but was postponed to September 3rd. In November of 2009 C&L Music, a Korean CD publisher, released Moira for South Korean audiences. Going forward, C&L Music published 5 other SH CDs, 3 SH DVDs, and 5 Linked Horizon CDs. The release featured an officially translated lyric booklet printed in black and white. The album's catalog number is CNLR 0910. This album, along with 10 others, was remastered in 2020 for Sound Horizon's 15th Anniversary.

Moira's Riddle[edit | edit source]

To access the "Riddle" page for Moira, one must look at the pattern that emerged for previous riddles. For Roman, the extension was /soundhorizon/moira/, for 聖戦のイベリア, the extension was /soundhorizon/iberia/. So naturally the first link would be http://www.kingrecords.co.jp/soundhorizon/moira/. The text in the text box and answer button reads:

Hades' "Riddle":
仔等ヨ、生者が何故、母上ニ抗イ冥府へ参った 冥王の【問】を掻き消し、運命に対する【解】を告げる

Child, Why did the living come to Hades, against their mother? Extinguishing the [Question] of Hades, announce the [Answer] of Destiny

However, no matter what you input, Thanatos will grow angry at you, possibly for trying to cheat your way to the bonus track by picking up on the BT patterns from previous releases.

Depending on the version, there are two ways to get the real riddle's link. For the Regular Edition (and the Korean/Re:Master release), take off the CD plate from the jewel case and look deep into Thanatos' eyes. the riddle link will be looped around his iris. For the LE, you must open the CD plate and remove the back cover. On the other side, it would appear to just be a blank white page, until you hold the paper up at a certain angle, revealing the real riddle's link.

After entering the URL, you will be presented with a blank black screen. However, moving your mouse reveals the text and images on the page. Using your mouse pointer like a flashlight, the following text is revealed: TRANSLATE AND FORMAT THE WEBSITE TEXT, AND HOW TO SOLVE THE RIDDLE!!

Tracklist[edit | edit source]

All tracks written, composed and arranged by Revo.

No.TitleLength
1."冥王 -Θανατος-"8:09
2."人生は入れ子人形 -Матрёшка-"7:19
3."神話 -Μυθος-"4:45
4."運命の双子 -Διδυμοι-"5:01
5."奴隷市場 -Δουλοι-"4:11
6."雷神域の英雄 -Λεωντιυς-"4:24
7."死と嘆きと風の都 -Ιλιον-"7:34
8."聖なる詩人の島 -Λεσβος-"5:20
9."遥か地平線の彼方へ -Οριζοντας-"5:06
10."死せる者達の物語 -Ιστορια-"5:52
11."星女神の巫女 -Αρτεμισια-"4:31
12."死せる乙女その手には水月 -Παρθενος-"5:28
13."奴隷達の英雄 -Ελευσευς-"5:09
14."死せる英雄達の戦い -Ηρωμαχια-"5:17
15."神話の終焉 -Τελος-"2:05
16."神の光 -Μοιρα-" (hidden web track "kaminohikari.mp3")7:06

Personnel[edit | edit source]

Sound Horizon
  • Revo – music production, words, music, arrangement, programming
Vocals and voices
Voices
Musicians
Additional musicians
弦一徹ストリングス (Ittetsu Gen Strings)
1st Violin
2nd Violin
Viola
Cello
Double Bass
Brass section
Trumpet
Trombone
Bass Trombone
Horn
Mixed choir
Soprano
Alto
Tenor
Bass
Technical

※ Recorded at Wonder Station, KING SEKIGUCHIDAI st., Triumph and Studio Fine.
※ Mixed at Wonder Station.
※ Mastered at Wonder Station.

Artwork
Promotion
Production
Special thanks

Re:Master Project[edit | edit source]

6th Story CD『Moira』
(Re:Master Production)

Moira RE.jpg

Album by Sound Horizon
Label KING RECORDS
Catalog No. KICS-3932
Barcode 4988003568061
Format UHQCD
Price ¥3,500 (tax included)
Release Date September 30th, 2020
Producer Revo
Sound Horizon Around 15th Anniversary Re:Master Production chronology
聖戦のイベリア (Re:Master Production)
(2020)
Moira (Re:Master Production)
(2020)
イドへ至る森へ至るイド (Re:Master Production)
(2020)


Tracklist[edit | edit source]

All tracks written, composed and arranged by Revo.

No.TitleLength
1."冥王 -Θανατος-"8:09
2."人生は入れ子人形 -Матрёшка-"7:19
3."神話 -Μυθος-"4:45
4."運命の双子 -Διδυμοι-"5:01
5."奴隷市場 -Δουλοι-"4:11
6."雷神域の英雄 -Λεωντιυς-"4:24
7."死と嘆きと風の都 -Ιλιον-"7:34
8."聖なる詩人の島 -Λεσβος-"5:20
9."遥か地平線の彼方へ -Οριζοντας-"5:06
10."死せる者達の物語 -Ιστορια-"5:52
11."星女神の巫女 -Αρτεμισια-"4:31
12."死せる乙女その手には水月 -Παρθενος-"5:28
13."奴隷達の英雄 -Ελευσευς-"5:09
14."死せる英雄達の戦い -Ηρωμαχια-"5:17
15."神話の終焉 -Τελος-"2:05
16."神の光 -Μοιρα-" (hidden web track "kaminohikari.mp3")7:31

Personnel[edit | edit source]

※ Re:Mastered at Bernie Grundman Mastering.

References[edit | edit source]