Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day with eight smooth chillout remixes from Squaresoft’s SNES and PSX eras courtesy of producer Mustin
Scarlet Moon Records is excited to release THE WORLD IS SQUARE, a Valentine’s Day tribute to Squaresoft JRPGs from the SNES and PSX eras lovingly arranged by producer and videogame remixing pioneer Mustin. Mustin–best known as the co-founder of OneUp Studios and The OneUps–arranges fan-favorite tracks from Secret of ManaChrono TriggerFinal Fantasy IVFinal Fantasy VI, and Final Fantasy VII in a series of smooth ballads including live violin and guitar. Each track is dedicated to a special girl in Mustin’s life, making a perfect musical accompaniment for Valentine’s Day. THE WORLD IS SQUARE is licensed and available today:
“I spent countless hours as a kid playing through these games,” notes arranger/ and producer Mustin. “Adulthood didn’t seem to hinder me in any way seeing as how I have bought every release and remake of Final Fantasy IV. Every one of these themes is a time travel device that takes me back to my youth – sharing the emotions of these characters on my screen. I hope the listeners share my nostalgia!”

Scarlet Moon Records is pleased to present THE WORLD IS SQUARE, a loving tribute to Squaresoft JRPGs from the SNES and PSX eras arranged by producer and videogame remixing pioneer Mustin. Mustin–best known as the co-founder of OneUp Studios and The OneUps–has prepared laid back electronic renditions of all the classics, including tracks from Secret of Mana, Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy IV, Final Fantasy VI, and Final Fantasy VII. Each track is dedicated to a special girl in Mustin’s life, making a perfect musical accompaniment for Valentine’s Day. And yes, the album’s title is a reference to the optional dungeon puzzle from Final Fantasy VI. THE WORLD IS SQUARE is fully licensed and is now available for pre-order with a February 14, 2019 release date:

THE WORLD IS SQUARE on Bandcamp

THE WORLD IS SQUARE on iTunes

“This album is a celebration of my favorite time in gaming: the (then) Squaresoft RPG,” comments arranger/producer Mustin. “Having completed the first track in 2003, this has been a 15+ year project in the making. I hope you enjoy my first true solo outing.”

The full track listing for THE WORLD IS SQUARE is as follows:

01. Fear of the Heavens (Secret of Mana)

02. Main Theme of Final Fantasy IV

03. Theme of Love (Final Fantasy IV)

04. Forest Butterflies [“Secret of the Forest”] (Chrono Trigger)

05. From the Bottom [“Bottom of the Night”] (Chrono Trigger) 

06. Coin Song (Final Fantasy VI)

07. Lonely Girl [“Terra”] (Final Fantasy VI)

08. Serenity [“Main Theme of Final Fantasy VII”]

 

The digital version will include a sleek digital booklet with artwork, track credits, and liner notes on Bandcamp and iTunes. There’s also a physical edition to enjoy the lovely cover illustration by Scarlet Moon graphic designer Connary Fagen in all its pixelated glory. 

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