Posts Tagged ‘Nier’
Some people would like to believe I record this podcast up in a tree fort with a cardboard sign on the door that reads, “No vocals allowed.” To them I present the sixth episode of the game music podcast, Sound in Action. 100% vocals. 100% awesome.
In this episode I take a look at vocal tracks from games as obscure as the cancelled version of Ragnarok Online 2 to as publicly appreciated as the indie darling, Bastion. There’s an unintentional consistency in style between many of the tracks, but music from Gravity Rush, Xenosaga II, and NieR come to the rescue with their wonderfully unusual sound.
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Not satisfied with only a single NieR arrange album, Square-Enix has put together another titled NieR Tribute Album -echo-. Who can blame them? Afterall, I gave NieR the number one spot in my 2010 soundtrack roundup.
The album will feature 12 tracks arranged by a variety of artists. While many of the names may seem unfamiliar, you might recognize Sexy-Synthesizer who just had 3 tracks confirmed for the upcoming SQ Chips album we reported on earlier.
NieR Tribute Album -echo- is set to release on September 14th for 2,100 yen (roughly $26.75)
Poor Square-Enix music collector. Try as you might, you’ll never be able to keep up with all the soundtracks and remix albums raining down on you. Today is no exception as SE unleashes More SQ on us.
More SQ is the third album in the SQ series of remix albums following Love SQ and the more downtempo Chill SQ. The new album doesn’t stick to any genre in particular and features a completely different artist for each of its 13 tracks.
Interestingly enough, More SQ doesn’t stick to one era either. Featuring remixes from various Final Fantasy games, Chrono Trigger, and even Nier (aka 2010 Soundtrack of the Year), there’s a lot to love in SE’s latest. (more…)
Let me just get this out of the way. I hesitate to throw around terms like “the best soundtrack of 2010″ anymore because frankly, music is very subjective. I’m not trying to lay down “the facts” on which OST wins. Rather, my goal is to share with readers some of the soundtracks of 2010 that I personally enjoyed. If you’re favorite soundtrack isn’t discussed below, don’t take it personally.
With that said, I’d like to say a few words about my favorite soundtracks from last year. For your convenience, I’ve provided links on where you can purchase these soundtracks as well as a three minute “sampler” medley of each game, just to give you a taste of what to expect.
Let the music appreciation begin!