Scarlet Moon Records is pleased to announce the availability of its highly-anticipated arrangement album, Prescription for Sleep: Game Music Lullabies Volume II. This follow-up to 2014's acclaimed first volume presents many of gaming's greatest melodies arranged to sooth and relax, performed live by GENTLE LOVE featuring saxophonist Norihiko Hibino (known for his contributions to the Bayonetta and Metal Gear Solid series, including the iconic "Snake Eater" theme) and pianist AYAKI. The album is fully licensed and is now available via LOUDR and other digital retailers:
The themes featured on Prescription for Sleep: Game Music Lullabies Volume II include pieces from classic titles like Final Fantasy and DuckTales alongside newer favorites such as Shovel Knight andThe Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. An original composition is also featured to highlight Norihiko Hibino's recent endavor to bring healing music to the world through his work with Hibino Sound Therapy Lab.
"I just had to create a second volume! There were just too many tracks I still wanted to hear from GENTLE LOVE," reflects Scarlet Moon Records Producer Jayson Napolitano. "In my notes to Hibino-san, I described the peaceful town of elves from Final Fantasy IV, the heaviness and melancholy of the call of the giants from Majora's Mask, and the majesty of outer space and the universal love people have for 'The Moon' from DuckTales. They were able to capture the essense of each track while still adhering to the goal of inducing relaxation and sleep. Given the curve balls I threw them, I couldn't be more impressed with the result. I hope listeners are too."
Norihiko Hibino and pianist AYAKI, known as GENTLE LOVE when performing together, have toured throughout Japan, bringing their unique therapeutic approach featuring live saxophone and piano to those in need after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. They've performed at a number of charity functions, and continue to explore the therapeutic applications of music as a part of the Hibino Sound Therapy Lab.
Visit the official Prescription for Sleep: Game Music Lullabies website for information on both albums and to see their launch trailers: