少女革命ウテナ 天使創造すなわち光
Shoujo Kakumei Utena - Tenchi Souzou Sunawachi Hikari
  ORIGINAL
少女革命ウテナ 天使創造すなわち光
Release Date: 2-4-98 (February 4th, 1998)
Catalog Number(s): KICA-389
Price: ¥3,059
Released by: KING Records Co., Ltd.
  US RELEASE
Angelic Creation, Namely, Light
Release Date: 1-3-06 (January 3rd, 2006)
Price: ~$14.98
Released by: Pioneer / Geneon [Item: PIO 5290-2]
UPC: 01302352902
  REMASTER
少女革命ウテナ コンプリートCD-BOX
DISK4 - 天使創造すなわち光
Release Date: 8-27-08 (August 27th, 2008)
Catalog Number(s): KICA-920〜928
Price: ¥12,000
Released by: KING Records Co., Ltd.
This is a remix soundtrack, of popular or favored duel choruses from the Student Council Arc (Seitokai) and Black Rose Saga (Kurobara Hen). These songs are re-recorded by Seazer’s theater group, 'Theater Laboratory - Universal Gravitation' [Engeki jikken-shitsu - ban'yū inryoku], meaning that the style and pace of them now more closely reflects the songs used in the final episodes of the series. Many of them are drawn out in length, and sound slower as a result. Missing Link, the final ‘duel’ chorus in episode 39, appears here. The version of Absolute Destiny Apocalypse on this CD is the same as the one on OST 2, Virtual Star Embryology.

I’m a huge fan of this soundtrack, there’s a weightiness to the songs presented here, and given they’re often extended, you don’t feel like you just started listening to a song before it ends. Adolescence Apocalypse is a track without lyrics, and manages, though it doesn’t appear in the film, to be very much in the same vein.


A note: The given names are predominantly based on the Utena Translation Project's original translations of the songs. Where a song title has become widely accepted as different, ie. The Sunlit Garden instead of The Sunny Garden, I have used the more popular name. Punctuation has been altered to better match the Japanese tracklists.

The "Comparison" options when available are side by side multiple translations, romantization, and Japanese, depending on availability. They're an awesome and surprising resource, and I hope you check them out.

[Japanese Tracklist]   [Tracklist Comparisons]
少女革命ウテナ 天使創造すなわち光
Japanese Tracklist

01. ラスト・エヴォルーション
02. 肉体の中の古生代
03. 地球は人物陳列室
04. ミッシング・リンク
05. 何人も語ることなし

06. Wの予言
07. 架空過去型「禁厭」まじない
08. スピラ・ミラビリス劇場
09. アドゥレセンス黙示録(instrumental)
10. 絶対運命黙示録 with 万有引力

11. 天使創造すなわち光
12. 天使創造すなわち光(karaoke)


01. Last Evolution [2:15]
[Information]  [Lyric Comparisons/Raws]
Last Evolution • Eve of the Evolution Revolution 
original duel chorus

Episode 10: Nanami's Precious One
Duel name: Adoration
Wherein Nanami finds out she's a duelist, but
not that her brother's a prick.

OST 1: The Eve of the Absolute Evolution Revolution, track 30
OST 11: I, Revolution Pharsalia <transformation>, track 9


Last Evolution
alternate version

As performed by:
Theater laboratory - Universal Gravitation
Engeki jikken-shitsu - ban'yū inryoku
演劇実験室◎万有引力

OST 4: Angelic Creation, Namely, Light, track 1
OST 10: I, Revolution Pharsalia <origination>, track 9  

[UTP Translation]
Last Evolution (Eve of the Evolution Revolution)  
Translation by Robert Paige &
          Utena Translation Project (1998)

Beginning of the earth
Stage props
the Laplace nebula
Spectatorism

Unchanging illusion
Mystery solving clock
Baby carriage of the
edge of immortality.

My eternal self and
the eternal stranger
two relations; 
two births
scales of mystery; 
human constellation

Ahhh
Ahhh
Time is hypothetical, an illusional prop
of the beginnings of birth.
Destiny, choice, goodbye-ism

You and I are the Milky Way
Having no past, only the present, having no future, 
A single person in the Theatre Cosmic.

That's me! Wait! My last evolution
revolution
everlution

[Nozomi (Official)]
Last Evolution • Eve of the Evolution Revolution 
Official Translation
          Nozomi DVD Release (2011)

The origin of the Earth.
A stage setting.
Laplace's nebula. 
A spectator's theory.

Illusion of immutability.
A riddle-solving clock.
The baby carriage
at the end of immortality.

Myself, eternal.
Strangers, eternal.
Two relationships.
Two births.
That mysterious scale,
the human constellation.

Time is hypothetical, illusory. 
The stage setting we create, the moment we are born. 
Destiny, choices, the theory of goodbyes.

You and I are the Milky Way.
We have no past, no future, only now.
All alone in the cosmic theater.

That's me! Wait! My last evolution,
revolution, 
everlution


02. Paleozoic Within the Body [4:28]
[Information]  [Lyric Comparisons/Raws]
Paleozoic Within the Body
original duel chorus

Episode 2: For Whom the Rose Smiles
Duel name: Choix
Utena's second duel with Saionji, wherein she decides
to stick with the dueling game.

OST 1: The Eve of the Absolute Evolution Revolution, track 27
OST 11: I, Revolution Pharsalia <transformation>, track 3


Paleozoic Within the Body
alternate version

As performed by:
Theater laboratory - Universal Gravitation
Engeki jikken-shitsu - ban'yū inryoku
演劇実験室◎万有引力

OST 4: Angelic Creation, Namely, Light, track 2
OST 10: I, Revolution Pharsalia <origination>, track 2  

[UTP Translation]
Paleozoic Within the Body
Translation by Robert Paige &
          Utena Translation Project (1998)

Astrologic eras,
primeval oceans,
erosion and sediment
Three billion years,
genesis of life,
geologic eras

Cambrian, Ordovician, Silurian,
Devonian, Stromatolite, bacteria, collenia.
Triassic, Jurassic, Cretaceous.

Lycopsida, selaginella, pleuromeia.
Caytonia, bennetites, ammonite.

Oceanic Rose,
Oceanic Lily,
Oceanic Apple
Oceanic Flower Buds.
Oceanic Angel,
Oceanic Mirror,
Oceanic Gate,
Oceanic Haze.
Carboniferous, Permian, Paleozoic.

The Oceanic You,
The Oceanic Me,
are the Paleozoic within the body.
Continuing to live,
continuing to die,
the Paleozoic telling the story.

Just like the whale, I go
Just like the dolphin, I go
Just like the seal, I go

to the bottom of the sea, the oceanic me.
At the bottom of the sea, a grand history.
to the bottom of the sea, where I will be me.
Ammonite!

[Nozomi (Official)]
The Paleozoic Era Within the Body
Official Translation
          Nozomi DVD Release (2011)

Celestial age.
Prehistoric sea.
Erosion. Accumulation.
3 billion years.
The birth of life.
The geological age.

Cambrian. Ordovician. Silurian.
Devonian. Stromatolite. Bacterium. Collenia.
Triassic, Jurrasic, Cretaceous!

Lycopodium. Selaginella. Plueromeia.
Caytonia. Bennetite. Ammonite.

Rose of the sea.
Lily of the sea.
Apple of the sea. 
Bud of the sea. 
Angel of the sea. 
Mirror of the sea.
Doorway of the sea. 
Shimmer of the sea. 
Carboniferous, Permian, Paleozoic!

You in the sea. 
I in the sea. 
The paleozoic era within the body.
Living on and on.
Closer and closer to death.
The endless cycle of the paleozoic.

Like a whale swims...
Like a dolphin swims...
Like a seal swims...

..I travel down into the depths of the sea.
Down through the history in the depths of the sea.
At the bottom I can be myself. 
Ammonite!


03. Earth as a Character Gallery [3:08] 
[Information]  [Lyric Comparisons/Raws]
Earth as a Character Gallery
original duel chorus

Episode 17: Thorns of Death
Duel name: Jalousis
Shiori discovers Juri's locket, and
summarily flips out.

OST 2: Virtual Star Embryology, track 4
OST 6: Advent of Nirvanic Beauty ~Androgynous Me~, track 16
OST 11: I, Revolution Pharsalia <transformation>, track 10


Earth as a Character Gallery
alternate version

As performed by:
Theater laboratory - Universal Gravitation
Engeki jikken-shitsu - ban'yū inryoku
演劇実験室◎万有引力

OST 4: Angelic Creation, Namely, Light, track 3
OST 10: I, Revolution Pharsalia <origination>, track 10  

[UTP Translation]
Earth as a Character Gallery
Translation by Robert Paige &
          Utena Translation Project (1998)

Twin relationships are the
capricious, heartless lies of desires
propagating endlessly in the
interval between two mirrors.

Ah, man does not exist.
Ah, within the darkness
Ah, the sound of the waves

Even light casts shadows, 
making a pair out of me and me.
Isolation outbreak, 
that's the reason making a pair out of me and me. 

Twins, 
twins-in-law, 
Scheming twins, 
absent twins...

Since we see the invisible,
The contrived world rises to the surface.
Amusement apparatus and optical illusions,
Then contrived world rises to the surface.

Earth is a contrivance of personalities
Earth is a toybox of personalities
Earth is a department store of personalities
Earth is an exhibition of personalities
Earth is a museum of personalities
Earth is a curio box of personalities

Earth is...

[Nozomi (Official)]
Earth as a Character Gallery
Official Translation
          Nozomi DVD Release (2011)

The infinitely opposing relationship
in the interval between two mirrors.
The evergrowing desires and
the fickle, cruel lies.

Aah! Man does not exist
Aah! Within the darkness
Aah! The sound of the waves...

Even light makes darkness
I am opposed against myself!
Outbreak of loneliness, that's the reason...
I am opposed against myself!

Twins.
Step twins.
Scheming twins.
Absentee twins. 

To see what can't be seen
a scheming world surfaces.
Made of gaming equipment and painted backdrops
a scheming world surfaces.


-  
-  
-  
The Earth is a character, a museum.
The Earth is a character, a glass shelf.
 
The Earth is...

Note: The version of this song that plays
during the duel cuts out the first four lines of
the last stanza. All album versions include them.


04. Missing Link [4:26]
[Information]  [Lyric Comparisons/Raws]
Missing Link
original duel chorus

Episode 39: Someday, Shine With Me
Duel name: ???
Technically not a duel, or perhaps the only 'duel'
that matters. Utena and Anthy against the things
that limit them.

OST 4: Angelic Creation, Namely, Light , track 4
OST 10: I, Revolution Pharsalia <origination>, track 3


Missing Link
diskunion bonus [original performance]

The original live performance version of
Missing Link, from Darwin -Time is a
Theatre Set of Hypothesis and Illusion-
.

The disc this appears on was only available if you
bought the Barbara CD from Diskunion.

OST 12: Barbara Dwarf Star Child Apocalypse,
Diskunion Bonus CD, track 2

[Verthandi]
Missing Link
Translation by Verthandi

Missing link, ooooh
Missing link, oooh
This is the link that was lost

Though I cut ties with this world,
I continue to transform
O heavenly bodies!
Why do I remain
In this world?

Missing link, ooooh
Missing link, oooh
This is the link that was lost

Though I cut ties with this world,
A power is connected still
O illusion!
Why do I remain
In this time, this place?

Though once unborn,
I yet came to be born;
Most resourceful,
My heart

He who is born will die
He who is born will disappear
Yet, we perservere;
It is quite absurd.
Though I cut ties with this world,
A connection remains

Lo, I have vanished, yet now I am singing
Lo, I have vanished, yet now I am laughing
Lo, I have vanished, yet now I am petrified
Lo, I have vanished, yet now I am living
Missing link, missing link...

[Nozomi (Official)]
Missing Link
Official Translation
          Nozomi DVD Release (2011)

Missing link...
Missing link...
The lost link on the chain.

Though I am disconnected...
Even so, I continue to evolve.
Stars up above...
Why do I
exist in this world?

Missing link...
Missing link...
The lost link on the chain.

Though I am disconnected...
Even so, I have the
power to join.
Mirage before me
Why am I here now?

I did not want to be born...
and yet I was born all the same.
The most resourceful thing.
Would be my heart.

Though I am born, I will die...
Though I am born, I will disappear...
It happens over and over again...
It's so absurd...
Though I am disconnected...
Even so, a connection remains...

See, I have vanished yet I still sing.
See, I have vanished yet I still laugh.
See, I have vanished yet I am petrified.
See, I have vanished yet I still live.
I exist. I am here.
I exist. I am here.
I exist!


05. No One Has Anything to Tell [4:15]
[Information]  [Lyric Comparisons/Raws]
No One Has Anything to Tell
original duel chorus

Episode 12: Perhaps For Friendship's Sake
Duel name: Soi
Utena's second duel with Touga, and the climax of the
Student Council Saga. It goes better than the last.

OST 1: The Eve of the Absolute Evolution Revolution, track 32
OST 11: I, Revolution Pharsalia <transformation>, track 5


No One Has Anything to Tell
alternate version

As performed by:
Theater laboratory - Universal Gravitation
Engeki jikken-shitsu - ban'yū inryoku
演劇実験室◎万有引力

OST 4: Angelic Creation, Namely, Light, track 5
OST 10: I, Revolution Pharsalia <origination>, track 5  

[UTP Translation]
No One Has Anything to Tell
Translation by Robert Paige &
          Utena Translation Project (1998)

No one has anything to tell
There is nothing to be told
Only in the sealed darkness known as yesterday,
Only in the glint of a mere split-second known as now,
Only in the darkness waiting for the light known as 
tomorrow, in the theater.

I can become anyone
I can become anything
Only in the sealed darkness known as memory
Only in the glint of a mere split-second of creation
Only in the darkness waiting for the light known as tomorrow, 
in the theater.

Ah, dance! Ancient continental theatre of
the actors who wore the mask of Time.
Ah, dance! Admiration of you that come from the
Milky Way railroad, three of the Seven Ancient Wonders.

Like a star,
Like a firefly,
Shining during birth, we'll shine and disappear.
Shining during birth, we'll shine and disappear.
All of us will be born, then disappear.
Shining during birth, now shine and disappear!
Be born and disappear! I, the jewel
Shining during birth, I shone then disappeared
Born, then disappeared, the star that is me.
The Evening Star, Ego Star
Shine and disappear, Firefly Star!

[Nozomi (Official)]
No One Has Anything to Say
Official Translation
          Nozomi DVD Release (2011)

No one has anything to say.
There's nothing to be said about anything.
Except in the enclosed darkness called yesterday.
Except in the momentary flash of light called now.
Except in the darkness,
awaiting the light of tomorrow, in the theater.

There's the possibility to be anyone.
There's the possibility to be anything.
Except in the enclosed darkness called memory.
Except in the momentary flash of light called creation.
Except in the darkness, awaiting the light of tomorrow, 
in the theater.

Oh, dance! Ancient continental theater...
...of the performers who wear the mask of time.
Oh, dance! Three of the seven wonders that you...
...long for carried here on the Galactic Railroad.

Like a star, 
like a firefly.
A flash and it's born, a flash and it fades.
A flash and it's born, a flash and it fades.
Born and then gone, all of us.
A flash and it's born, a flash and it fades.
Born and then gone, I, the jewel.
A flash and it's born, a flash and it fades.
Born and then gone, I, the star.
The first star. I, the star.
A flash and it fades, the firefly star.



06. Prophecy of W [2:00]
[Information]  [Lyric Comparisons/Raws]
When Where Who Which
original duel chorus

Episode 1: The Rose Bride
Duel name: Amitié
Utena's first duel with Saionji for possession of the Rose Bride.

OST 1: The Eve of the Absolute Evolution Revolution, track 26
OST 11: I, Revolution Pharsalia <transformation>, track 8


Prophecy of W
alternate version

As performed by:
Theater laboratory - Universal Gravitation
Engeki jikken-shitsu - ban'yū inryoku
演劇実験室◎万有引力

OST 4: Angelic Creation, Namely, Light, track 6
OST 11: I, Revolution Pharsalia <transformation>, track 8  

[UTP Translation]
When Where Who Which
Translation by Robert Paige &
          Utena Translation Project (1998)

When Where Who Which
When Where Who Which

Flow of blood from the cage of my memory,
In the cradle of a thousand years of bliss.
And I, an actor cast eternally
as the Sphinx in the desert winter,
Phinx.

Now you know the sadness
of the stillborn flesh.
And I, a holy actor, cast eternally
as a dark shining Margineaux,

Glow! Burn!
Cool down, and sing!
Born in this world,
born in an instant,
born all over again.

[Nozomi (Official)]
When Where Who Which
Official Translation
          Nozomi DVD Release (2011)

When? Where? Who? Which? 
When? Where? Who? Which?

Flowing blood of caged memories.
The cradle of 1000 years of bliss.
I am an actor, eternally metaphorical.
Just like the sphinx, 
phinx of the winter desert.

You know the winds of sadness
of the body in both birth and death
The holy actor, eternally metaphorical.
The dark light that fell into the abyss, 
marginal. 

Brightly burn!
Awaken and sing!
Born into the world!
Birth of a moment! 
Over and over again! 


07. Utopian Past Tense Incantation [2:37]
[Information]  [Lyric Comparisons/Raws]
Utopian Past Tense Incantation
original duel chorus

Episode 15: Landscape Framed by Kozue
Duel name: Attaché
Kozue's turn in the Black Rose Saga.

OST 2: Virtual Star Embryology, track 3
OST 11: I, Revolution Pharsalia <transformation>, track 4


Utopian Past Tense Incantation
alternate version

As performed by:
Theater laboratory - Universal Gravitation
Engeki jikken-shitsu - ban'yū inryoku
演劇実験室◎万有引力

OST 4: Angelic Creation, Namely, Light, track 7
OST 10: I, Revolution Pharsalia <origination>, track 4  

[UTP Translation]
Utopian Past Tense Incantation
Translation by Robert Paige &
          Utena Translation Project (1998)

Time Machine
To the past, to the future, whoosh, zip, zoom!
Time Machine
My childhood when I was so adorable.

Making a lotus carpet,
Playing with dolls,
A mysterious charm, Fi! Fi!
Candy
I wore a beautiful kimono
Children's Festival

Oh, my dream machine...
Flowerstorm
To the faraway ancient me,
Ten, two, one, zero... 
Take off!

Time Machine
To the past, to the future, whoosh, zip, zoom!
Time Machine
To the time of all my dreams and wishes

Hair tied back,
toting a box lunch,
A mysterious charm, Fi! Fi!
Amusement parks
Surprise! Surprise!
These are all my soul

Oh, my dream machine...
Dreamstorm
To the faraway ancient me,
Ten, two, one, zero... 
Take off!

[Nozomi (Official)]
Utopian Past Tense Incantation
Official Translation
          Nozomi DVD Release (2011)

Time machine!
To the past, to the future! Whoosh! Zoom!
Time machine!
Back to when I wasn a precious young child.

On a carpet of lotus blossoms.
Playing with my dolls.
That wonderous spell! Fi! Fi!
Hard candy...
That pretty dress I wore. 
The 7-5-3 festival. 

Oh, my dream machine!
A shower of cherry blossoms.
Taking me to my distant, past self...
Ten! Two! One! Zero! 
Take off! 

Time machine!
To the past, to the future! Whoosh! Zoom!
Time machine!
Back to those days of dreams and hope.

Tying my hair back.
A lunch-box in my hand!
That wonderous spell! Fi! Fi!
Amusement parks.
Surprise! Shock!
My heart cries out,

"Oh, my dream machine!" 
A storm of dreams! 
Taking me to my distant, past self
Ten! Two! One! Zero! 
Take off!


08. Spira Mirabilis Theatre [3:06]
[Information]  [Lyric Comparisons/Raws]
Spira Mirabilis Theatre
original duel chorus

Episode 5: The Sunlit Garden - Finale
Duel name: Raison
The culimation of Miki's two-parter in the first arc,
where Miki remains confused about what his
piano is a metaphor for.

OST 1: The Eve of the Absolute Evolution Revolution, track 28
OST 6: Advent of Nirvanic Beauty ~Androgynous Me~, track 8
OST 11: I, Revolution Pharsalia <transformation>, track 7


Spira Mirabilis Theatre
alternate version

As performed by:
Theater laboratory - Universal Gravitation
Engeki jikken-shitsu - ban'yū inryoku
演劇実験室◎万有引力

OST 4: Angelic Creation, Namely, Light, track 8
OST 10: I, Revolution Pharsalia <origination>, track 7  

[UTP Translation]
Spira Mirabilis Theatre
Translation by Robert Paige &
          Utena Translation Project (1998)

The theatre, gifted spirits, a collective phenomenon.
The theatre, gifted characters,a phantasmic reality.
Operating table,a shipwreck,pure drama...
spira mirabilis

Still spiraling, transforming, in the vortex. 
spira mirabilis
in Scipio's dream

The theatre illusory spirits, 
movement of immortality
The theatre, illusory characters, 
structure of immortality
Ammonite, alchemy, scarab... 
spira mirabilis

Dying just to live once more.
spira mirabilis
in the vortex of miracles.

mai mai mai mai
mai mai mai mai
Never-ending theatre
On the geometric stage
of life and the mystery of death,
Exeunt, all!

Death rebirth death rebirth 
death rebirth death rebirth
Death rebirth death rebirth death rebirth!

[Nozomi (Official)]
Spira Mirabilis Theater
Official Translation
          Nozomi DVD Release (2011)

Theater. An extraordinary mind. Collective phenomenon.
Theater. An extraordinary person. Idealized reality.
An operating table. A wrecked ship. A pure play. 
The spira mirabilis.

Whirlpool. Spiral.
Continually changing, the spira mirabilis.
Scipio's dream...

Theater. Illusory mind.
Immortal actions.
Theater. Illusory people.
Immortal structure.
Ammonite. Alchemy. The sacred beetle. 
The spira mirabilis.

Die to be reborn, 
the spira mirabilis.
The marvelous spiral.

My, my, my, my, 
My, my, my, my, 
Neverending theater.
The geometrical stage.
Life and the mystery of death.
Everything passing away.

Death and rebirth. Death and rebirth.
Death and rebirth. Death and rebirth.
Death and rebirth. Death and rebirth.


09. Adolescence Apocalypse (instrumental) [3:51]
10. Absolute Destiny Apocalypse with Universal Gravitation [2:48]
Absolute Destiny Apocalypse
Translation by allegoriest

The absolute destiny apocalypse
The absolute destiny apocalypse
birth records, 
baptismal registry, 
death records

The absolute destiny apocalypse
The absolute destiny apocalypse
My birth, 
absolute birth, 
apocalypse

A brilliant place in a dark desert, made of leaves 
A gold gilded Eden 
Day and night turning upon eachother 
Time gilded paradise lost 

Darkness of Sodom
Darkness of light
Distant darkness 
Endless darkness

The absolute destiny apocalypse 
The absolute destiny apocalyptic 
darkness, apocalypse


[Nozomi Translation]
Absolute Destiny Apocalypse
Official Nozomi
          DVD Release (2011)

The absolute destiny apocalypse.
The absolute destiny apocalypse.
Birth records,
baptismal records,
records of death.

The absolute destiny apocalypse.
The absolute destiny apocalypse.
My own birth,
absolute birth.
Apocalypse.

A shining place in a desert of darkness.
A gold-plated Shangri-La.
Day and night turning back on one another.
A time-plated Paradise Lost.

The darkness of Sodom,
the darkness of light.
The darkness of distance, 
the endless darkness.

The absolute destiny apocalypse.
The absolute destiny apocalyptic 
darkness.

 

11. Angelic Creation, Namely, Light [2:17] 
[Information]  [Lyric Comparisons/Raws]
Angelic Creation, Namely, Light
original duel chorus

Episode 7: Juri's Unfulfillment
Duel name: Amour
Juri's first duel. The song is about Lucifer.
And like, having two identities.

OST 1: The Eve of the Absolute Evolution Revolution, track 29
OST 11: I, Revolution Pharsalia <transformation>, track 6


Angelic Creation, Namely, Light
alternate version

As performed by:
Theater laboratory - Universal Gravitation
Engeki jikken-shitsu - ban'yū inryoku
演劇実験室◎万有引力

OST 4: Angelic Creation, Namely, Light, track 11
OST 4: Angelic Creation, Namely, Light, track 12 (karaoke version)
OST 6: Advent of Nirvanic Beauty ~Androgynous Me~, track 9
OST 10: I, Revolution Pharsalia <origination>, track 6  

[UTP Translation]
Angelic Creation, Namely, Light
Translation by Robert Paige &
          Utena Translation Project (1998)

Nature's light
Mosaic light
Child of daybreak; the angel Lucifer
Apocalyptic light
Michael's light
Child of darkness; androgynous
Fire's light
Heavenly light
Hierarchia of the heavens
Illusory light
Eternal light
Phantasmic deception; 
capricious birth

Nyx
Erebus
Uranus
Thanatos

Shining bodies, 
all of them spherical, 
gynous
just as if born with every miracle, 
gynous.
The pleasure principle, 
the Nirvana principle
Death's inevitability, dubbed "the light"

Without having to have lived,
Phenomenon of mobile life
In the cerebral universe
Shape of floating life
Glory, ephemery, 
hope for eternity!
Incomplete returning to the 
primitive beginnings.

Male/female, positive/negative 
are the two of me.
Up/down, left/right 
are the two of me.
Front/back, Heaven/Earth 
are the two of me.
Angel and devil 
are the two of me.

The center is hollow 
hollow hollow hollow...

[Nozomi (Official)]
Angelic Creation, Namely, Light
Official Translation
          Nozomi DVD Release (2011)

Universal light. 
Mosiac light.
Lucifer, son of the dawn.
Apocalyptic light. 
Michael's light.
Androgynous, son of darkness.
Fiery light.
Heavenly light.
The hierarchy of heaven.
Illusory light. 
Eternal light.
Tricks of the mind.
Capricious birth.

Nyx.
Erebus.
Uranus.
Thanatos.

His body shining bright, 
spherical in shape,
Gyes.
Born into every possible miracle,
Gyes.
The pleasure principle.
The Nirvana principle.
The certainty of death, namely light.

Without having lived,
the moving phenomenon of life.
In the universe of the mind
the drifting shape of the living.
Light, temporary existence.
Seeking eternity, 
namely the folly
of returning to the beginning.

The two sexes, the two poles, 
there are two of me.
Up, down, left, right, 
there are two of me.
Front, back, heaven, earth, 
two of me. 
Angel, devil, 
there are two of me.

And inside I'm hollow.
Inside I'm hollow. (repeat)



12. Angelic Creation, Namely, Light (karaoke) [2:16]
[Information]  [Lyric Comparisons/Raws]
Angelic Creation, Namely, Light
original duel chorus

Episode 7: Juri's Unfulfillment
Duel name: Amour
Juri's first duel. The song is about Lucifer.
And like, having two identities.

OST 1: The Eve of the Absolute Evolution Revolution, track 29
OST 11: I, Revolution Pharsalia <transformation>, track 6


Angelic Creation, Namely, Light
alternate version

As performed by:
Theater laboratory - Universal Gravitation
Engeki jikken-shitsu - ban'yū inryoku
演劇実験室◎万有引力

OST 4: Angelic Creation, Namely, Light, track 11
OST 4: Angelic Creation, Namely, Light, track 12 (karaoke version)
OST 6: Advent of Nirvanic Beauty ~Androgynous Me~, track 9
OST 10: I, Revolution Pharsalia <origination>, track 6  

[UTP Translation]
Angelic Creation, Namely, Light
Translation by Robert Paige &
          Utena Translation Project (1998)

Nature's light
Mosaic light
Child of daybreak; the angel Lucifer
Apocalyptic light
Michael's light
Child of darkness; androgynous
Fire's light
Heavenly light
Hierarchia of the heavens
Illusory light
Eternal light
Phantasmic deception; 
capricious birth

Nyx
Erebus
Uranus
Thanatos

Shining bodies, 
all of them spherical, 
gynous
just as if born with every miracle, 
gynous.
The pleasure principle, 
the Nirvana principle
Death's inevitability, dubbed "the light"

Without having to have lived,
Phenomenon of mobile life
In the cerebral universe
Shape of floating life
Glory, ephemery, 
hope for eternity!
Incomplete returning to the 
primitive beginnings.

Male/female, positive/negative 
are the two of me.
Up/down, left/right 
are the two of me.
Front/back, Heaven/Earth 
are the two of me.
Angel and devil 
are the two of me.

The center is hollow 
hollow hollow hollow...

[Nozomi (Official)]
Angelic Creation, Namely, Light
Official Translation
          Nozomi DVD Release (2011)

Universal light. 
Mosiac light.
Lucifer, son of the dawn.
Apocalyptic light. 
Michael's light.
Androgynous, son of darkness.
Fiery light.
Heavenly light.
The hierarchy of heaven.
Illusory light. 
Eternal light.
Tricks of the mind.
Capricious birth.

Nyx.
Erebus.
Uranus.
Thanatos.

His body shining bright, 
spherical in shape,
Gyes.
Born into every possible miracle,
Gyes.
The pleasure principle.
The Nirvana principle.
The certainty of death, namely light.

Without having lived,
the moving phenomenon of life.
In the universe of the mind
the drifting shape of the living.
Light, temporary existence.
Seeking eternity, 
namely the folly
of returning to the beginning.

The two sexes, the two poles, 
there are two of me.
Up, down, left, right, 
there are two of me.
Front, back, heaven, earth, 
two of me. 
Angel, devil, 
there are two of me.

And inside I'm hollow.
Inside I'm hollow. (repeat)




These songs originate from the following projects:
(01, 05, 07, 11) Darwin — time is a stage device of illusion and hypothesis —
(02, 08) Light Bulb Type Ammonite - deeply, our supira mirabirisu theater -
(03) One Boat Without a Mast, -the endless dream of the screw type outer space-
(06) Theatrical Device Starvation Technique Master Requiem - light, indeed, all the existences start with sparks of light then cease to exist -
(10) Casper Hawser - prologue to the human mystery or for the sake of my montage -


Ohtsuki Toshimichi
producer

A year has past since Mr. Ikuhara requested to do this project with Mr. J.A. Seazer's music. Since Mr. Ikuhara was acquaintances with Mr. J.A. Seazer's manager, I could contact him and set up a meeting at a hotel front lobby in Shinjuku where anime industry people (not to mention loan sharks and date club members) often use. When I think about Mr. Seazer's music, I can remember the music from the movie "Boxer" by Director Shuji Terayama more clearly than his theatrical music. I recorded only the music from "Boxer" on a cassette tape when it aired late at night, and I listened to it day and night.

"Whenever I hum the BGM from "Boxer," I get inspired and it makes me want to work harder." As I said this, I suddenly started humming the melody. Mr. Seazer looked sort of shocked, but impressed, and his manager was moved a little. We then started to talk about business, but the main theme from "Boxer" continued to echo in my head. I truly feel lucky that I had the opportunity to work on "Utena."

Kunihiko Ikuhara
director

I experienced Mr. J.A. Seazer's music long ago back in my teenage years. Since then, his music has provided motivation to my world and it continues unchanged today.

— I owe it all to Producer Ohtsuki's competence for having the chance to work with Mr. Seazer. But that is not the only thing Mr. Ohtsuki has done; he shouldered the huge risk to deliver "Revolutionary Girl Utena" to this world. We, the staff, got the total creative freedom despite his risk. Although I've met many fake adults who said, "believe in your youth and possibilities," it was my first time to meet with an adult who actually took a risk. Of course I carried some risk, but the risk that he was shouldering was too big compared to mine. However, not even once did he demand of me to take any more of a risk. He taught me the importance of taking a risk for a production. That became a valuable motivation for me in terms of the production for this project. Perhaps, the project, "Revolutionary Girl Utena" was the project that I co-directed with Mr. Ohtsuki.

So, I may be a loser in a sense. The reason is that I betrayed many friends whom I shouldn't have betrayed, but motivations provided by Mr. Seazer's music and the producer, Mr. Ohtsuki, didn't betray me. If I have the next time, I shall... that's how I hope to be.

J.A. Seazer
The Revelation of Adolescence

The adolescence is a mystical time when the origin of existence intertwines with the time of illusion, perhaps for the first and last time. -T.T. Cheval

The language that I use in my lyrics are coined words that immediately create an interesting language which evolves from illusionary and imaginative and fictitious language that you will probably never ever see or hear again. It's similar to the symbolic language that comes from the spiritual climate of magical alchemy which prospered after the Renaissance. In other words, it is the principle of the absence of human existence in language that consists of dreams, the madness of sensation, eroticism, myth, legend, mystery, natural history, ancient animals, religion, universe, philosophy, medicine, geometry, strange tales, and strange reason. My composition style is to let these concepts and words fly freely in space by borrowing power from the law of sound in musical to naturally evolve as a non-revolving incident into immediately interesting songs. Perhaps my revitalization technique is to multiply my eternal adolescence and feel every single incident that happened around me as an "inner incident."

My favorite musical genius Furtwängler, who is also a famous performer, maestro, philosopher, psychologist, and poet, once said:
"Great art, or music is not created by instruments of by perfect skill in reproductive arts (by smashing the whole and dissolving it to recreate the original mental condition). Instead, it is created by being human - pure hearted, simply noble minded, passionate and devoted to personality and life, where the instinct is the issue. The artist is none other than someone who lives strictly for pure heartedness and devotion, and one who pursues such a classic home to his limit."

Even now, Furtwängler's words resonate with my eternal adolescence that lives in the "secret cavern" that exists inside me. Therefore, my music might be the music oscillation. My music may also be the music of resonance that is like a U-shaped tuning fork that eternal adolescence lives in within the "secret cavern" which exists in between the inner self from stranger to stranger.

In addition, I don't usually study music or composition. In fact, I don't even listen to music. I just take a walk around town or play in town with music everyday. In such Atonal = the time of nil tone becomes a power source for all kinds of time that will soon be here.

The element of creation does not mean to copy others, but rather comes from your own experiences especially from the time when you, yourself tried to overcome such a simple and stern life of destiny full of ups and downs. -G.S. Rival


J.A. Seazer
Drama Laboratory • Universal Gravitation

Born: October 8, 1948 in Miyazaki prefecture. Musician/Producer

From 1969 to 1983, he was in charge of the music production as well as being a producer for the Drama Laboratory, Ceiling Gallery which was presided over by Shuji Terayama. He made his sensational debut as a producer by producing Antonin Artaud's brutal play, "The Cenci" in 1982. The play, performed by all male actors, shocked many theater people and audiences. After the dissolution of the Drama Laboratory, Ceiling Gallery, he adopted the dramatic art style of Shuji Terayama and in 1983, established the Drama Laboratory, Universal Gravitation. Since he presided over the Drama Laboratory, he has produced many projects as director, producer, and musician. He also has exhibited many of his talents in stage costuming, make-up, art, and lighting. He produced the "Julius Caesar Trilogy" performed only by new play actors in 1987 for the first time, and their performances won the highest praise in Greece and England.

Besides the theater, he has been actively performing for musical concerts. commercial music, music for fashion shows, concert production, and acting as a music advisor for various events as well as doing the music production for other theatrical groups.

The Major Projects Beside Theater
[Cinema Music] "Throw Away Your Book, Rally in the Streets" ('71), "Adventurers" ('73), "To Die in the Country" ('74), "Boxer" ('77), "Grass Labyrinth," "Shanghai Foreign Whore House," "Good-by Ark" ('80) and others. He produced music for films including "Tomato Ketchup Emperor," a short film by Shuji Terayama, and other promising French and American directors.
[Records] "Throw Away Your Book, Rally in the Streets" (Live Version) ('88), "For the Moment When All People Die" ('70), "Throw Away Your Book, Rally in the Streets" (Soundtrack Version) ('71), "Heresy Gate" ('72), A Song of the Border Pilgrim" ('73), "Fool's Ship" ('78), "Sindhu" ('78), "Heresy Gate + Sindhu," "Good-by Ark" ('83)
[CD] "Throw Away Your Book, Rally in the Streets," "Heresy Gate," "A Song of the Border Pilgrim," "Sindhu," and also the NHK Stereo Drama, "Tears of the Gourd," arranged by Shoko Morita and Kazuki Tomokawa.

After the dissolution of the Drama Laboratory, Ceiling Gallery presided by Shuji Terayama who passed away on May 4, 1983, J.A. Seazer organized 32 other members of the Ceiling Gallery to establish the Drama Laboratory — Universal Gravitation on August 1, 1983 and it continues to exist today.

The name, Universal Gravitation means the attractive force = attraction between people, intention of gravitation that organizes destined meetings - the world connected by immense gravity. The naming of his theater troupe evolved from ideas about questioning and verifying such relationships and various connections produced by gravity. The launch project was "Sino's Emperor" by Giorgio Libumon Desene. This play drew a record breaking audience for days on end and established a record for Lu Pirie Theater. The troupe participated in Scotland's - Edinburgh International Art Festival with "The Zoo of the Desert = SUNA" and received the Fringe First (Best Theatrical Award) in 1986. In 1988 at the Tokyo Glove, Shinokubo, the troupe performed "Directions to Servants," the most important work of the Ceiling Gallery. This play was once referred to as "the perfect play" by the author Mandiargues. Many people of the theater went to see it and some cried for Shuji Terayama's early death, while others were moved to tears by Shuji Terayama's art. The troupe had been on the road in England, Germany, and Denmark with the highly acclaimed play, "Directions to Servants." During the same period, the troupe challenged themselves with a new performance style for the Shakespearean project, "King Lear = The Moon and Play's Laws of Perspective, or Domain of the Moon and Sex" and it was performed at the Japan Festival in England in the Royal Shakespearean Theater (The Other Place) and they won the highest praise. They also did a workshop for a theater club at a high school nearby the Royal Shakespeare Theater and brought in an audience of over 200. They have established their unshakable status as direct succession to the theatrical troupe of Terayama through performances based on Shuji Terayama's town theater = a principle of open-air theater to be performed in a "100-Year Balloon Metropolis," and the huge open-air theater was performed over Parthenon Tama. The Drama Laboratory - Universal Gravitation continues their activities with an unchanged stance in their principle that they go beyond <a given barricade> through various styles of plays, questioning the nature of theater itself, through many theatrical performances, and the territory of eras. This is probably one of the last troupes to continue its original activities and inherit its mantle from the late 1960s as the Drama Laboratory troupe or as an organized theatrical troupe while many other theatrical troupes have dissolved and disappeared.



One Boat Without a Mast
— the endless dream of the screw type outer space —

February 20,1992 to March 1, 1992 (The Suzunari, Shimokitazawa)

The main theme of this play is the action of placing theatrical equipment or game equipment between the "invisible play" and the "visible play." The invisible "darkness" and the visible "light." The darkness is collective but the light is individual. If we can see the play without using light, we would be able to share the play even more.

Also in this play, the fleeting and false nature of the transient world is metaphorically expressed through the mechanical world. Therefore, the machines represented here are not so much: <machine/nation>, <human/machine>, or <organize/mechanize> or in other words, talking about human nature through the analogy of machines. Rather, in order to escape from the metaphor that the machine represents, I actively volunteer to sacrifice myself as an alien device or substance that can cut through the system.

Light Bulb Type Ammonite
- deeply, our supira mirabirisu theater -

February 10-12,1994 (People of Ohta Plaza)

A boy named Satyricon mutters while he drags his own corpse from the Paleozoic Era.

"I shall go back to the sea soon
the darkness of the deep navy blue
endless silence
that's where I
was inspired by the curious words of seawater
to write a short poem."

An age (especially adolescence) when fossilization occurs at such a fast speed, is like a symbol of "the regeneration of life and death." The existence of life is driven into the depths of memory and oblivion... that depth... the bottom of the sea... as I sink, there is an infinitive birth of corals that my life could meet... then I finally reach the bottom of the sea to see the infinite number of ammonite fossils that are far more numerous than all living things.

The second theatrical play in the "Visionaire Musical" (Child in time = the moon from memory that rises over the shores of time) series that draws on the canvas of theater! "Light Bulb Type Ammonite - deeply, our supira mirabirisu theater -" is an epic poetry play that consists of a mixture of the temper art of drawing in a theatrical performance and the temper art of drama in a painting.

The ammonite is an expression of the source of the human spirit while actualizing the death and regeneration that constantly goes through renovation.

The motif of the play is the light bulb ammonite and an electrical Japanese foot warmer ammonite. The drama synonymously depicts the small history of the 4 and 112 tatami mat sized room of an aspiring artist, Satyricon, against the huge scale of history from the Paleozoic Era to the present. I needed it to be acknowledged that the pursues the unrevealed mythology of the reality from the life-sized world, or already given world, to the other world's borderline by horizontally jumping or vertically crossing barricades from my territory to the other territory. The drama formed like an endless Japanese Parcheesi game (in other words, a virtual reality of human identification based on the mixture of incidents that happened within the huge scale of history and within myself = the recuperation of oneness.) Of course there are as many performers as audiences of the night versions of unrevealed mythologies of reality, however, if these various versions might be developed into one, we shall give birth to a pure and clear new-born child (theatrical child, Ammonite) on the stage.

And for those who participate in this play, they must start from a fossil excavation from the late 1960s to 1970s (Oriental Shinjuku Castle Little Renaissance Period). The reason for this is because this play is written based on my (J.A. Seazer) autobiography (the adolescence section), and it would at least be a keyword = a dramatic engagement, when participating in this project.

Theatrical Device Starvation Technique Master Requiem
- light, indeed, all the existences start with sparks of light then cease to exist -

November 10-20, 1994 (Otsukaman Studio)

In this play, I once again get back to the fascade of the theatrical play to incubate and restore myself to outgrow, transform, deform, metamorphose or revel myself. I attempt a new world's origin of light from within my childish theatrical body (a flexible body that is way before it reaches its complete body). The theatrical equipment, as well as the story composition are indecisive, kaleidoscopic, and fantastic just like a hatching butterfly, dragonfly or locust.

Universal Gravitition uses topics from various episodes from the mode of life of actors within which the single light's rock. `n' roll requiem and the end of the world's {play) lullaby run wild towards the game like ending of "Cover Your Face, Pathetic One Before Long."

Also this play is an ad lib for "One Other Mn," and an instant play for "The Actors Of The Sleeping Acting Forest." Another important point to note about the theme of the play is that it's a warning against the vulgarization, mannerism, in') privatization of dramatic art.

Darwin
— time is a stage device of illusion and hypothesis —

March 8-12,1995 (Ohta-Kumin Plaza)

The birth of time and the invention of the clock are the human history of the time schedule, within which surrealistic visionism and Darwinism are melted together to create a fantasy of poetical drama that symphonizes with the phantom present! Perhaps it is a theory of origin for a screw style by a clock maker who seeds the connection between you and I and his grandchild! It is a dream come true, the big natural history of the panoramic stage!

If anyone calls this play a new meeting of the past's theatrical stage that has become long gone within the history of theater (according to King Solomon, "All novel things are nothing else but the forgotten things."), I would promptly say it is just like meeting the "Impression of Africa" by Raymond Roussel in 1915. However in this play, Roussel's idea of the plays are already in our theatrical bodies, and they come through in his words such as "Words and objects are synonyms and are extremely integrated," "Words are not an affair, but objects," and "Even history is unrestricted for rearrangement like a crossword puzzle." Instead, it is a novel meeting between Roussel's unconventionally haphazard nonsensical surrealism and the law of expression for dadaism's fantasy. The important point in the art of this theatrical production is the new reunion with the time in which Roussel and others lived. When it comes to theatrical performances, I don't believe in the word "revive" (revival). Rather, the so-called art of revival should be called "Retransformation of changes." Therefore, everything is novelty. - from Book of Memory • Drama episode <Die Off >

"The currently existing, supposedly existed existence of something that would be born someday" would be proven as "provisional" by the one night theatrical performance (events, incidents). Also, "the truth is a delusion of provision, and delusion is a provision of provision" as quoted from a mysterious old man who disappeared while sitting down by the lakeside bench and his loneliness would become equipment for the stage.

Invisible time, a time machine, a clock maker's journey of searching his past, the young grass of the heartless version of first love, what lies ahead for a brother and sister who were confined in the darkness until age 15, and "origin of spices" turned into a stage play.

Then there would come the slaughter for the sake of the preservation of a dominant species and a dominant theatrical performance!

Casper Hawser
- prologue to the human mystery or for the sake of my montage -

November 22 ~ 28, 1095 (Shinjuku Space Zero)

In this play, as a fundamental rule, desks and chairs are placed to evoke the image of a place for education in a temple from the medieval period (14th century). (The name of a rose = there is nothing but a name left for a withered rose, there is only a fruitless name left behind now).

An actor continues to write while he appears and exits from the stage. It is a place in the wings of the stage and in a dressing room where the roles are made up and replaced. The masks are used during the replacement of those roles except for his own role. There are at least three masks needed per actor.

In this play, there are only a few pieces of equipment used, and the drama is expressed by the actors' mime. (meaning of minimum necessity...) At first, everything and anything are absent, and the people are educated to symbolize as if there is something to be considered as the participants of the society, by adding one law of representation (to let him exist, be larger than life) in an actor's time which would make it possible to have one other time.



1998 Japanese Release


2006 United States Release


OST 1: The Eve of the Absolute Evolution Revolution
student council arc BGM and duels
OST 2: Virtual Star Embryology
black rose saga BGM and duels

OST 3: Internal Clock, Municipal Orrery
akio and apocalypse arc BGM and duels

OST 4: Angelic Creation, Namely, Light
seazer duel chorus image album

OST 5: Now, Engage Yourself to Me...
unreleased BGM, drama tracks, 1997 musical soundtrack

OST 6: Advent of Nirvanic Beauty ~Androgynous Me~
ikuhara selection best of

OST 7: Revival Record of the Rose Egg SOFIA
seazer being seazer album

OST 8: Adolescence Rush
adolescence apocalypse movie soundtrack

OST 9: COMPLETE CD-BOX
previous 8 albums, plus club remixes

OST 10: I, Revolution Pharsalia <origination>
seazer's universal gravitation recordings

OST 11: I, Revolution Pharsalia <transformation>
seazer's mitsumune rearranged songs
OST 12: Barbara Dwarf Star Child Apocalypse
more seazer gonna seazer

Singles, Miscellanous Audio/Drama Recordings, Compilations
J.A. Seazer, Shinkichi Mitsumune, and the Music of Utena
So On and So Forth
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