This is also technically a remix of Super Mario RPG music so UGH HELL YEAH. No matter what the source material though, this song is great, and TWIS kill it with the low key jazz stylings of this arrangement. I do not and can't possibly give The World is Square enough props for reminding me why I was a Square fanboy throughout my teenage years.
Be square my heart.
Tracks both new and old in the Square-Enix pantheon are featured in SquareLove, an EP that is essentially a preview of the fantastic compositions to come when The World Is Square's next full length album drops next year. Until that time, jam to some funky acoustic rearrangements of music from Bravely Default, FFIX, Breath of Fire, and Super Mario RPG.
All you can say is 'damn!'
I didn't know that TWIS had made a video for what may be my favorite track on their latest album. I'm jamming to this beat all over again and it's awesome.
This also seems like a good time to implore you to vote Frog in Smash Bros!
There is nothing quite like the release of a VG Rock album. Getting a whole group together in the name of classic game music, well that sir is a thing of beauty.
The latest album from The World is Square is an album's worth of the finest music Square-Enix could muster in the sixteen bit era.
As an aside, discussing Square and Square-Enix is annoying as hell. Should I call them Square when discussing their rich archive of classic games, or should I call them Square-Enix because that is their name right now? Hell, should I just call them Squaresoft? How about Square EA even?
The world is certainly square in the oldest sense of the word, as these classic songs come from the golden age of Square games (and one Enix game). A time when every game they made seemed to be an instant classic. Final Fantasy VI along with Chronos both Trigger and Cross make strong showings in this album. The band also digs deep for a nice little tune from cult classic Final Fantasy Tactics.
Any time there is a full band arrangement of music from Super Mario RPG, I am all about that. I'll have to remember to play this track on repeat next time I play the game. Then there is the absolutely out of left field Enix produced arrangement from Grandia II, and don't even get me started on what to call Enix.
After repeated lessons, I have found that my favorite track is the spicy "Damn! That's a Funky Frog! (Frog's Theme) - Chrono Trigger." The catchy cover is so wonderfully upbeat, the perfect song to hear live. Perhaps the world will be more square on the west coast some time soon.
You can grab the full album for $10 in digital or CD form via The World is Square's bandcamp page.
Lovely tune from the always impressive The World is Square, featuring Lauren Liebowitz on flute.
This track is from the Spectrum of Mana compilation, which celebrates 20 years of Secret of Mana.
Not since a noble pair known as Elfonso popped out of the UK have I heard some music that is so simultaneously catchy and strange. Much like video games, I have an affinity for novelty in music. I like new experiences and the eclectic sound of The World is Square definitely fits those parameters. I can just see myself listening to No Phoenix Down Can Save You Now at the millennial fair, and chugging down
beers sodas. Listen to this album when preparing to finally settle a mystery once and for all, or when sitting around a campfire.