September 12th, 2011 | Dr. Sheexy | Filed under Mana Music Monday
Now for something different we’ve got a Children of Mana track!
I really like this one, it’s nice and upbeat. Does it remind anyone else of Kirby’s Dreamland, or is that just me? I’d swear you could almost paste this song in that game and it would fit perfect!
Fate – Takayuki Aihara – Children of Mana
September 5th, 2011 | Dr. Sheexy | Filed under Mana Music Monday
Well I missed last week, but here is the continued short stuff thing I was doing! This time they come from Seiken Densetsu 3.
Not Awaken – Hiroki Kikuta – Seiken Densetsu 3
Positive – Hiroki Kikuta – Seiken Densetsu 3
Closed Garden – Hiroki Kikuta – Seiken Densetsu 3
And Other – Hiroki Kikuta – Seiken Densetsu 3
August 23rd, 2011 | Dr. Sheexy | Filed under Mana Music Monday
Today I’ve got kind of a weird assortment of stuff here for you, tracks by Hiroki Kikuta that are all under 60 seconds long. Why? None of these are really long enough to stand up on their own as an MMM update, so I thought I would give them the light of day together. We’ll cover SoM this week, and SD3 the next. Enjoy!
The Little Sprite
[audio:https://www.seikens.com/seikens/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/10-The-Little-Sprite.mp3|titles=The Sprite Child]
Happenings of a Moonlit Night
[audio:https://www.seikens.com/seikens/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/11-Happenings-of-a-Moonlit-Night.mp3|titles=Happenings of a Moonlit Night]
I Closed My Eyes
[audio:https://www.seikens.com/seikens/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/44-I-Closed-My-Eyes.mp3|titles=I Closed My Eyes]
August 15th, 2011 | Dr. Sheexy | Filed under Mana Music Monday
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:https://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!
August 9th, 2011 | Dr. Sheexy | Filed under Mana Music Monday
Today’s track is the intro to Secret of Mana, isn’t it just classic? I’d take this track over Rising Sun anyday, not to say Rising Sun is bad it’s just overdone. Sometimes when I was little I’d just start the game up and listen to this for a while, it’s really great.
The noises at the beginning still creep me out a bit though.
Fear of the Heavens – Hiroki Kikuta – Secret of Mana
[audio:https://www.seikens.com/seikens/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/01-Fear-of-the-Heavens.mp3|titles=Fear of the Heavens]
August 1st, 2011 | Dr. Sheexy | Filed under Mana Music Monday
The article I posted about last week made me think about FFA a lot, so I’ve picked out a track from the game for this week. It’s a dungeon track, the second one to be more specific. Some of the titles of these old songs just mention what they are for instead of having a name, it’s kind of interesting. I wonder if they did that for convenience, and there actually was a real name for the track but it was just never mentioned on the CD or anywhere else. Anyway, Sword of Mana has all the same tracks, just redone, and they actually have names there. So here is Dungeon 2, or Temptation of Doom as it is known in Sword of Mana, enjoy!
Dungeon 2 – Kenji Ito – Final Fantasy Adventure
Temptation of Doom – Kenji Ito – Sword of Mana
[audio:https://www.seikens.com/seikens/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/23-Temptation-of-Doom.mp3|titles=23 Temptation of Doom]
July 25th, 2011 | Dr. Sheexy | Filed under Mana Music Monday
Today’s track comes from the Faerie story line in Legend of Mana. I think it’s hard to pick a favorite out of all the three storylines, though maybe Jumi takes the cake for me. I’ve always liked the Faerie story a lot though, it was the last one I completed out of the three. Personally I don’t find the Dragon story line that exciting, but maybe that is because it is the one I have been through the most and also the first one I completed, it just doesn’t feel as emotional as the other two. I really like how involved the character gets in the Jumi and Faerie storylines too.
Hope you enjoy the music!
The Other Truth – Yoko Shimomura – Legend of Mana
[audio:https://www.seikens.com/seikens/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/17-The-Other-Truth.mp3|titles=The Other Truth]
July 20th, 2011 | Dr. Sheexy | Filed under Mana Music Monday
I am very sleepy this week, so I’ve chosen a nice little sleepy track from DoM.
Gentle Eyelids – Kenji Ito – Dawn of Mana
What a nice little track, so easy to fall… asleep… to…
July 12th, 2011 | Dr. Sheexy | Filed under Mana Music Monday
Sorry for the music being a bit late this week! The internet in my entire town decided to stop working at any decent speed, my download speed was 0.019 Mbps and the upload speed was a fraction of that, so I just didn’t see any way I could get the update done! I wonder what happened to the internet lines? Could it have been a High Tension Wire? Does that even make sense? No, but I’m using it as an excuse to have this track as the MMT update. Hope you enjoy!
This track is one of my favorite boss musics from SD3, it’s just so upbeat and optimistic sounding!
High Tension Wire – Hiroki Kikuta – Seiken Densetsu 3
July 4th, 2011 | Dr. Sheexy | Filed under Mana Music Monday
Hello everyone, happy Monday to all and if you’re in the U.S.A. happy Fourth of July!
I chose today’s track because it was as close to the idea of a firework as I could get with the song titles from any of the games. Darkness because you do them in the dark, and Nova because that’s an explosion. My logic is flawless! Flawless I say! Anyway, hope you all have a wonderful day, and if you’re celebrating today stay safe! Those are explosions after all!
The Darkness Nova – Yoko Shimomura – Legend of Mana