Sony Music Shop has listed a new Jazz album coming from Square Enix! The new “SQ Swing” album contains jazz versions and new arrangements of songs from series such as Final Fantasy, Chrono Trigger and SaGa. The product page describes the album as a nostalgic journey where the music, we have been listening to in our favorite games, will be experienced in a new way.
SQ Swing will be released on 28th May in Japan.
IMERUAT IS FINALLY BACK! Masashi Hamauzu (FINAL FANTASY XIII ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK COMPOSER) and Mina’s band has made a comeback with a brand new album called “Propelled Life” which is out now – Worldwide!
IMERUAT’s new album is now available on iTunes! You can download “Propelled Life” for €5.94/$5.94/£4.74! Search “Imeruat” from iTunes or you can use links below that should get you to the right iTunes page!
The physical version which contains a special book will be released soon too!
Ealier this year, IMERUAT released a music video for “TeNiOE“. It was directed by Shoko Takada and it’s now available on YouTube. They have also released a new music video for another song from the new album, Propelled Life. Watch IMERUAT CALISTHENICS No.4 TOKACHI Version music video below!
Last year, Imeruat also worked on Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII soundtrack and as collaboration they created a song called “Crimson Blitz” that was used in the very first trailer and later part of the official soundtrack. Masashi Hamauzu was the main composer for Final Fantasy XIII and worked with Naoshi Mizuta and Mitsuto Suzuki on Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Lighting Returns Original Soundtracks! Mina Sakai is the singer for the “Sulyya Springs”, “Will to Fight”, and “Gapra Whitewood” tracks from Final Fantasy XIII.
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Original Soundtrack has been released in Japan but surprisingly it’s already available WORLDWIDE via iTunes. The additional soundtrack contains 25 new songs that weren’t included in the original 4CD release.
Buy Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII OST+ for €8.99/$9.99 from iTunes! If you haven’t already bought the full soundtrack which contains over 70 songs, it’s also available for €15.99/$19.99!
Pre-orders for the physical version of the soundtrack plus will be available soon on Square Enix Stores!
Pre-orders are soon opening on Square Enix stores! Now available on CDJapan.
While we’re still waiting for the actual song to leak online, let’s have a closer look at people who worked on this new song called “Omnis Lacrima”. The song was first used in the gameplay trailer of Final Fantasy XV back in E3 2013.
According to people, who have got their hands on memoria / The Very Best Of Yoko Shimomura, Tetsuya Nomura has written the original lyrics for “Omnis Lacrima”, and the composing is done by Yoko Shimomura herself. The final orchestration has been done by Kaoru Wada.
Other instrument players and people involved in the project:
Strings: Masatsugu Shinozaki Group
Comtrabass: Jun Saito
Piano: Shinko Ogata
Flute: Takashi Asahi
Oboe: Satoshi Shoji
Clarinet: Tadashi Hoshino
Fagotto: Masashi Maeda
Horn: Masato Yoshinaga, Masato Abe, Yoshiyuki Uema
Trumpet: Shigeo Ohkura, Kazuhiro Ishikawa, Hajime Someya
Trombone: Hiroyuki Odagiri, Yuri Iguchi, Koichi Nonoshita
Tuba: Kazuhiko Sato
Percussion: Takadumi Fujita, Mari Katoke, Marie Ooishi
Harp: Yo Saito
Choir: OMNIS LACRIMA Choir
Recorded & Mixed Engineer: Masahiro Tamada
Recorded by AVACO CREATIVE STUDIOS INC
Memoria / The Very Best Of Yoko Shimomura is available in Japan tomorrow and in West in April .