Special thanks go out to Duran from the forums for taking the time to find and write up a little intro to today’s track!
This is Duran here, giving you something special for MMM. This one is an arrangement of Hiroki Kikuta’s “Into the Thick of It” from Secret of Mana, performed by renowned music group, The OneUps.
For those who don’t know, The OneUps are a jazz/funk fusion band who are best known for their stylized arrangements of such games as Contra, Metroid, Chrono Trigger, and Toejam & Earl. These guys have performed at major conventions like Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) and Magfest and have been featured on numerous publications, including Destructoid and MSNBC.
As for the song itself, it’s a smooth take on the original, with a slight blend of it’s sister-track “Can You See the Ocean.” Overall, a great song and worth a listen.
If you enjoy this track and want to check these guys out, visit their website…and maybe even drop them a line to arrange more Mana tracks.
Into the Thick of It – The One Ups
[audio:http://www.seikens.com/seikens/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/1-05_-_Into_the_Thick_of_It.mp3|titles=Into the Thick of It]
Thanks again Duran!