|NND / YT|
|Romaji||Tsuisou no Orugooru|
Hiyama Kiyoteru (OSS -Act 2- ver.)
|Release Date||January 16, 2011 (CD)|
|Series||Original Sin Story|
|Preceded by||Whereabouts of the Miracle|
|Followed by||Tale of Abandonment on a Moonlit Night|
- "Filled with love, an extraordinary, peerless music box."
- ―Elluka Chirclatia and Kiril Clockworker[src]
The story takes place in the Magic Kingdom Levianta. In the past, a young man named Kiril Clockworker made a music box that played more beautifully than any other. His skills earned him the name "Clockworker" from others. He made this musicbox for his beloved fiancée, Elluka, and sister Irina, both of whom he loved very much. The song plays the music that the box can no longer play in the present, a "Lu Li La" melody.
It goes on to mention that the ones with the greatest magical talent would rule the country and obtain everything, with the candidates being the two sisters. The "gear begins to go mad" and the two turned against each other, though if magic didn't exist, they could have lived happily. Kiril saw Elluka collapse and Irina cry. The musicbox nowadays is silent and cannot be opened. After later events, the country is now in ruins and Kiril, much older and having lost his sanity, makes something new. He replies that he is making a musicbox when asked, however it looks to be more like just a dirty, black box.
The song used Megurine Luka's vocals for the Evils Court album release, while Hiyama Kiyoteru's vocals were used for the Original Sin Story -Act 2- remix. For the original song, drums, bass guitar, electric guitar, and the melody of a music box are used, along with an opening instrumental that uses violin. For the remix on the Original Sin Story -Act 2- album, piano, violin, electric guitar, and drums are used, along with another music box melody.
The song begins with an opening instrumental, followed by the opening chorus at 0.16, while at 0.50, the chorus instrumental stops, replaced with the music box melody. At 1.07, the first chorus begins, preceding the first pre-chorus at 1.42. At 2.00, the first chorus is sung, ending at 2.43, and the distinctive "lu li la" melody can be heard. At 3.00, the bridge plays, followed by the second pre-chorus at 3.35, and at 3.52, the second and final chorus plays, ending at 4.32. At 4.35, the last verse plays, acting as the "epilogue" of the song. The song ends at 5.35.
For the remix, the song begins with a music box melody of the original song, which ends at 0.30. Immediately following is the first verse, accompanied by piano. At 1.20, the first pre-chorus begins, followed by the first chorus at 1.48, and the drums are added. By 2.48, a brief instrumental break plays, and the second verse begins by 3.15. At 4.03, the second pre-chorus begins, preceding the second chorus at 4.30. At 5.32, the bridge is sung, and acts the "epilogue" of the song, to the same effect of the original. The song ends at 6.52.
Ma Survival depicts the rivalry between Elluka and Irina during Project 'Ma' and shows in greater detail the former's death, as well as featuring a musical cameo to Recollective Musicbox.
Chrono Story describes the later actions of Elluka Clockworker after the losses she sustained in Recollective Musicbox, as it retells how and why she accepts Held's mission to retrieve the Seven Deadly Sins.
Whereabouts of the MiracleEdit
Whereabouts of the Miracle describes Kiril's attempt to revive the dead Elluka by placing her into the ark "Sin " located in the temple, involuntarily causing the Levianta Catastrophe and destroying everything she held dear.
Conceptualization and OriginEdit
- The song's title references the nostalgia brought about by the lullaby, likely for Elluka.
- The song's English title, "Clockwork requiem", refers to the tragedy of the Clockworker's with the death of Elluka.
- In media, the music box is often used to lead into reminisces and other flashback scenes.
- The Evils Court booklet notes that a powerful testimony was obtained regarding the "Clockworker" who went missing, although the full picture concerning the Levianta Catastrophe remained a mystery.
- Later in the booklet, Gammon Octo summarizes the song, saying it was obvious who won; he then notes that it's uncertain if the "loser" disappeared from history, admitting they could only wait for her to tell them personally.
- In The Daughter of Evil: Wiegenlied of Green, Michaela calls the song spell Elluka taught her "Recollective Musicbox", a tragic song for workers also called "Clockwork Requiem"; using the spell, Michaela was able to alert Elluka about the location of the vessel of Lust.
- Interestingly, Michaela was uninformed of the song's meaning, as Elluka had only a short time to teach her and therefore left out the "unnecessary things", leaving the incarnated spirit clueless.
- The song was rearranged by mothy, titled "Clockworker -Recollective Musicbox-", employing a slower-pace, different instruments, and Kiyoteru's vocals singing the lyrics from a first-person perspective; it was included in Original Sin Story -Act 2-.