July 4, 2011

Independence Day

Happy Fourth of July to all you living in the USA! Did anyone watch the Twilight Zone marathon on Syfy (a.k.a. Sci Fi)?

Today's new sheets are from Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs and 24EFFECTS, an album of remixed/arranged music from Yume Nikki.

The first, from Spyro, may or may not be called "Darkness." There wasn't an official soundtrack release, so it's just a guess at a title, but it plays when you enter dark caves in the game. I believe the composer is Robert Baffy.

The second piece is "火星在住," which is read "kasei zaijuu" and literally means "Mars resident." It's a remix of the piece BGM_006 from Yume Nikki, which plays underground on Mars. The arrangement of that particular tune is by kiichi, and the whole album can be legally downloaded for free from the above website.

I also posted two videos today, one of 
"火星在住" and the other of "Dead Sea - Tower of Ruin" from Chrono Cross (finally!).

I added a poll on the sidebar asking how you found this blog. I put up all the reasonable choices I could think of, but if yours isn't there, just comment on this post and tell me how you found it. I'd like to know!

Finally, I'd like to give a special shout-out to another arranger, Sperion. He also transcribes and arranges music from anime, games, and J-pop. I don't know him personally, but he recently transcribed "Mechanical Kingdom" (also called "The Machinist Kingdom") from Piano Arrange: Radiant Historia, which is quite possibly one of my favorite piano arrangements ever. Gotta love Yoko Shimomura (and Sachiko Miyano).

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