I have just shared my thoughts on the album via a petition update. You can find it here if you haven’t received an email update. I am now going through yours. Obviously my review is far from being as elaborate as yours but I see we share similar opinions, especially on Atolm Dragon. I quite liked the original song and am a bit disappointed by this one (the electronic drums - I wish it was more organic, or a sound more round - and the ‘cheap’ bridge. Sorry Saori). Otherwise, I love the new album as a whole. Some gorgeous arrangements.
It took me quite some time to have a final opinion on it. Maybe 20 listenings of the album back in December to like it as I do now.
I have seen a few fans saying they were disappointed but they only listened to the 4 initial sample songs.
I still think we, the fans have sanctified the songs after 20 years. So it takes time to ‘accept’ and appreciate a different version of our favorite soundtrack.
EDIT: I noticed you named the song 14 INCEPTION, when it is INTERCEPTION