Chrono Cross Arranged Album

May 3, 2010

“Mitsuda: For Chrono Cross, I have all the rights to the music, and it will be 10-year anniversary next year, so I’d like to do something. I’m thinking of a guitar-only album, but I’m just trying to find the time to do it…”

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Another great interview

August 14, 2009

I managed across another good interview today except this time it’s with none other than Nobuo Uematsu. I highly recommend reading this one, even if it’s just to see Uematsu’s Mustache and hilarious shirt! This interview is a random jump around that discusses Uematsu’s current world tour for Distant Worlds – which is a collection of all of his FF music – and just about every project in between.

http://www.originalsoundversion.com/?p=3673


An interview worth reading.

August 9, 2009

Well folks, things have been pretty slow lately. Our staff has been caught up enjoying the fading days of summer and the blog has slipped by. Hopefully the rest of you have been enjoying your summer too, but anyway I’ll keep my post short for once. I recently read a fascinating interview with Hiroki Kikuta about his times working on Seiken Densetsu 2 (Secret of Mana) and with Square. Enjoy!

http://squarehaven.com/news/2007/06/16/Hiroki-Kikuta-Lost-Files-Regained

~Dan


Flying Omelette: Heads Up

January 2, 2009

One website that has been a constant aid and source in my quest for video game knowledge and especially video game music and composers is the Flying Omelette.nucleoimage2 http://www.flyingomelette.com/ is an excellent website for the retro gamer because there is a Q & A section on the website where questions of just about any nature relating to games or the website can be answered, and there are also forums for further communication if a person is so disposed.

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Top 10 Soundtracks: ???

December 30, 2008

super-mario-bros-question-blockWith one article left and a many possible video games left to go, which could it be? There have been many possible considerations for this soundtrack, but there’s one that has stood the test of time. If you were thinking it was Final Fantasy… then you’re completely right. Mitsuda, Kondo, Shimomura, and Wise have all had their place and Uematsu has been absent other than through an assisting role. Now of course, which game is it?
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Top 10 Soundtracks: Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

December 26, 2008

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Now who would have seen this game coming? Mario had done pretty well as a platformer and now he’s going to level up?! If anyone had concerns about the quality of the game, seeing Square as the developer should have solved all that. Square just makes some of the best (and worst) RPGs ever, but in any event, it also houses some of the best composers. In this case, Yoko Shimomura was chosen for the task.
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