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This is an album containing songs that tell ancient stories and myths about the world of the Ar tonelico Series, Ar Ciel.

In total it has five myths, one that details the birth of the Planet and the rise of civilization, and the other four being particular myths told in each of the four main regions: Sol Ciel, Metafalss, Sol Cluster, and Justine. Due to that, the songs have melodies that share some themes with songs from the games proper, or that tell common stories with them.

The project for making an album focused on mythology was originally proposed by Akiko Shikata after she worked in Singing Hill - EXEC HARVESTASYA -, which series' creator Akira Tsuchiya was beyond happy to accept and support.

It also contains as its final track the song played during the final phase of the final battle of Ar tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel, Ec Tisia ~Tarifa~. Unfortunately, it doesn't contain the other three songs that play during said battle: QoGa, Au GuMu, and the corrupted version of Ec Tisia ~Tarifa~.


Track Number Title Length
01 Singing Hill - Ar=Ciel Ar=Dor - 6:23
02 The Chronicles of Resshikou ~The Emperor of Wailing Thunder~ 5:06
03 The Forest of Shelanoir 4:57
04 Infelious Rhaplanca. Heavenly Prayers ~Rhaplanca~/Earthly Atonement ~Maoh~ 7:42
05 Afezeria HARVESTASYA 6:30
06 Ec Tisia ~Tarifa~ 3:29

Limited Bonus[]

The limited edition had the CD stored in an special DVD-sized pack, and it also included a booklet that explained in detail each of the myths told in the songs, maps of these four regions of Ar Ciel previous to the Grathnode Inferia, and descriptions about the civilization development in them, and explanations about the Wills of Ar Ciel.


The cover for the album is an illustration called Creation of the World, which depicts the birth of the Planet Ar Ciel, and of the life forms that inhabit it. It also serves as the image for the titular track.