January 16th, 2012 | Sheexy | Filed under Mana Music Monday, Remixes
Hey everyone, belated holidays to you all, things have gotten super busy for me since grad school started so I haven’t had time to update the site at all. I don’t expect I’ll be able to update the site much until the summer or so, so expect things to keep pretty slow around here.
Anyway, OCRemix released another Christmas themed album and you can find it here. One track from the album is by Rozovian, who I’ve mentioned before in a few updates (he’s heading up the secret SD3 album, more news on that soon… possibly). It’s a remix of A Cold Beat from Heroes of Mana, and it’s the first HoM remix I’ve heard myself. Check it out! Don’t forget to check out the rest of the album too.
Into the White – Rozovian – Heroes of Mana
September 23rd, 2011 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Remixes, Soundtracks, Square-Enix
You can find a sampler of all the tracks for SQ Chips here.
Now this is not normally something I would do, but I want to raise a rather serious point here. Everyone here, I’m sure, knows that I, admitedly, hold a certain bias when it comes to the works of Kikuta in soundtracks, which some may find is swaying my view on this matter, but hear me out for a second.
I’m listening through the samples for all the tracks on this album right now, and I can spot a rather severe drop off at one point. Read the rest of this entry »
September 23rd, 2011 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Remixes, Seikens, Soundtracks
Ustream will host a live streaming event featuring music from Square Enix’s SQ Chips game music remix CD on September 29 from 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. (JST). The CD includes remixed songs from game series like Final Fantasy and Seiken Densetsu (Mana). Thirteen Japanese remixers created the tracks for the CD. Among them, artists DJ OMKT、SEXY-SYNTHESIZER feat.(S_S)、Deadball P, and others will attend and perform at “SQUARE ENIX MUSIC presents SQ Party LEVEL1”. Streaming worldwide, the event will take place at 2.5D in Tokyo.
The SQ Chips game music remix album shipped in Japan on September 7 for the retail price of 1,890 yen (about US$25). Most of the CD’s eighteen tracks are remixed versions of songs from the Final Fantasy role-playing game series. Soul Eater manga artist Atsushi Ohkubo drew the jacket art for SQ Chips. Video game and publishing company Square Enix previously released several other game music remix albums in its SQ Music series.
Ustream hosted a similar live streaming event for the CD on August 3, before the album’s release.
Via Kimiko (thank you!), via ANN, via Famitsu
July 1st, 2011 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Fan Stuff, Final Fantasy Adventure, Legend of Mana, Remixes, Secret of Mana, Seiken Densetsu 3, Seikens, Sword of Mana
The Remixes page is back in action, and in perfect timing (gee golly what a coincidence, huh?), as a new Seiken Densetsu remix has just been posted on OCRemix: Starlight Festival – Kiamet, a wonderful solo piano rendition of Powell from Seiken Densetsu 3 that brings across a sense of urgency through its Latin influence in style. The playing is very precise and includes some very nice harmonies and added textures on top of the original melody. The sound quality is exceptional.
December 14th, 2010 | Sheexy | Filed under Remixes
Dancing Beasts – Hiroki Kikuta – Secret of Mana
I’ve always liked this track. It’s kinda funny and I’m sure that’s what the entire Mushroom village area was going for. King Truffle is awesome. Unfortunately my SoM CD has a scratch I guess, and whenever it plays the last half of this song it does it in hyperspeed, it’s pretty bizarre.
December 6th, 2010 | Sheexy | Filed under Fan Stuff, Remixes, Seiken Densetsu 3
Mana Music Monday indeed, I’ve got another music update for you today.
What is Songs of Light and Darkness exactly? Well it’s that SD3 fan remix project I’ve posted about before!
Seems rozovian, the guy behind the project, has a preview track ready. Try to pick out the tracks before reading them in the cut, it’s pretty fun and I failed miserably at recognizing stuff, haha. I always knew I was bad with picking out tunes, but one out of five? For shame Sheexy, for shame! Anyway, it’s a short preview but it all sounds really good!
Songs of Light and Darkness Preview
In order the creators of these tracks are TheDeath, Jovette Rivera aka dj crono, Jago, The Dual Dragons, and HoboKa.
Read on if you’d like to figure out which tracks they are!
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November 15th, 2010 | Kassidy Kearey | Filed under Final Fantasy Adventure, Mana Music Monday, Remixes, Secret of Mana, Seiken Densetsu 3
Another Monday full of music, and with a site update to boot!
The following remixes have been added to our remix section, which was falling a bit behind (my bad, sorry). These have been contributed by the good old people at OCRemix.
You’ll be able to find them easily on the pages for FFA, SoM and SD3 as they have the icon next to them.
‘Chivalry Begins’ by Big Giant Circles
‘Things We Didn’t Know’ by Vampire Hunter Dan
‘Step Off My Flower Bed’ by Nase
‘Sea/Sky’ by Ziwtra
‘Aurora Borealis’ by Rozovian
I’ve picked out this one in particular, Step Off my Flower Bed, by Nase, simply because there’s so much going on in the remix, you should listen to it several times and will keep picking up more as you revisit it.
October 4th, 2010 | Sheexy | Filed under Mana Music Monday, Remixes
Both bastian from the forums and Kassidy ended up linking me to this track, so I guess I’ll continue the linking train!
The Things We Didn’t Know (OC Remix Page) – Vampire Hunter Dan (OC Remix Page)
Secret of Mana – Hiroki Kikuta – Danger, Fear of the Heavens, Into the Thick of It, What the Forest Taught Me
This is a fun track, it mixes some of the most memorable tracks from Secret of Mana into an amazing orchestral piece that flows really well. I especially love the bits with the Danger track, it’s one of my favorites from Secret of Mana and needs more love!
Give it a few listens and be sure to head over to OC Remix and the artist’s profile to check out all sorts of great game music!
July 30th, 2010 | Sheexy | Filed under Fan Stuff, Remixes, Seiken Densetsu 3
Hey everybody, Rozovian from the Seiken Densetsu 3 Remix project I’ve posted about a few times before (here and here) is looking for help on the project!
This time he’s working on making a trailer for the album and is looking for different videos from Seiken Densetsu 3 to fill it out.
The videos need to be good quality (better than what you can find on Youtube) and of anything you think is especially cool in Seiken Densetsu 3. It can be an awesome battle, your favorite cutscene, your favorite spells or just exploring your favorite location in the game.
Mix it up and be sure to include different characters so the video has lots of variety to it so it can really showcase all the different great things in SD3.
Just make sure you’ve got a good quality video and that it’s around a minute long for each little adventure you include. You can contact Rozovian on his OCRemix profile once you’ve got the stuff.
Thanks for your help!
January 25th, 2010 | Sheexy | Filed under Mana Music Monday, Remixes
Special thanks today to Rozovian for providing the music today. The track was released on OC Remix’s Unofficial Christmas Album. It’s an SD3 remix and it’s really good!
Aurora Borealis – Rozovian
Also, Rozovian let me know that the secret SD3 remix album project is moving forward, and there might be even more tracks than originally considered. This track isn’t a part of the project, but I think it’s a very good sign of things to come.