Posts tagged: JRPG

Recipe: How to cook up a peaceful JRPG village theme

Recipe: How to cook up a peaceful JRPG village theme

Recipe: How to cook up a peaceful JRPG village theme
We wanted to serve up some simple, quick, and digestible musical recipes for video game music staples. This time, we take a look at what goes into creating the serene atmosphere of the typical sleepy village in Japanese role-playing games.

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Video game music is a wonderful gateway to classical

Video game music is a wonderful gateway to classical

Video game music is a wonderful gateway to classical
Listening to classical music can be glorious, even life-changing, but it’s a field that’s daunting to navigate. We highlight some accessible (but still brilliant) classical works that fans of video game music will love — with the help of composers Jessica Curry, Austin Wintory and Lloyd Coleman, podcaster Emily Reese, and the Videri Quartet.

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VGM Subgenres: World map music – whistle while you wander

VGM Subgenres: World map music – whistle while you wander

VGM Subgenres: World map music – whistle while you wander

We take a look at the world map theme — the keystone of JRPG music, these propulsive, heroic pieces serenade your party as you travel the expanse. By Thomas Quillfeldt If you’re a fan of role-playing video games, then you almost certainly have a favourite world map (AKA ‘field’ or...

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We ❤ Nobuo Uematsu: A celebration of the master’s work

We ❤ Nobuo Uematsu: A celebration of the master’s work

We ❤ Nobuo Uematsu: A celebration of the master’s work

We gather tributes from notable Uematsu superfans from around the video games and game music communities.  By Thomas Quillfeldt In June 2017 in Paris and London, Eckehard Stier raised his baton to conduct one of the world’s best orchestras—the London Symphony Orchestra—alongside the London Symphony Chorus, in performances of classical arrangements of music...

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Remember me: Favourite game music moments of the VGM community

Remember me: Favourite game music moments of the VGM community

Remember me: Favourite game music moments of the VGM community

By Thomas Quillfeldt As we’ve been exploring in our blog series, ‘Why we ♥ video game music’, game soundtracks can come to mean an awful lot to people, not least because they become wrapped up with memories and emotions of specific gaming moments. We asked some of the most passionate...

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Laced Records’ 2016 release round-up

Laced Records’ 2016 release round-up

Laced Records’ 2016 release round-up

It has been a busy 12 months here at Laced Records HQ and we've been beavering away creating extra special releases, taking pride in every little detail. Here is a round-up of our 2016 releases, bringing together product details, artwork and relevant links. ENTER THE GUNGEON: HEART IN HALVES EP...

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We ❤️ JRPGs: Favourite games and tracks of the game music community

We ❤️ JRPGs: Favourite games and tracks of the game music community

We ❤️ JRPGs: Favourite games and tracks of the game music community

By Thomas Quillfeldt  Some 35 years old, the Japanese role-playing game genre doesn’t seem to have dimmed in popularity, with 2016 seeing the flagship JRPG series, Final Fantasy, enjoy its 84th game release (depending on how you count the numerous spin-offs, re-releases and mobile titles). Of course a major element...

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