Phantasmagoria is a unique gem in Uematsu's discography, and perhaps, a homage to the days of old. He attended the University of Kanagawa although his major was not music. The interesting thing about this piece is that the words are spoken with a rhythm to the wondrous melody, and in doing so, creates an extremely hypnotic effect on the listener. Our policies are intended to encourage a safe, fair, and fun trading environment for the wonderful Discogs community. Is it something that one would want to hear again or is it one of those albums that should be forgotten in time? There is a feeling of ethereality in this track, which is understandable, given the track title.
If you are logged into your Discogs account, and have a shipping address saved, you will see the shipping cost displayed. The melodies are right on. Unfortunately, I can't end a review on a bad note, so the non-instrumental section will be jumbled up a bit. The various instruments used each give the piece a different texture at different times. The way these two instruments mesh together to create this magical piece is something to behold. The Black Mages, in which Uematsu himself played keyboards are a group of technically accomplished rock musicians who reinterpreted and expanded on the original compositions found in the popular computer role-playing game role-playing game series.
And as Nobuo Uematsu's first published non-game music endeavor, it's a creative triumph. Overall, the instrumental section of this album is top-notch. Fortunately, the other spoken word tracks boast a much more favorable melody. While it may seem a bit out of place on the album, the feelings behind it are profound. The melody here is very serene and peaceful, much like the vast expanse of the ocean.
The entire track is a sore to listen to and the improvisational section arranger Chinatsu Kuzuu decided to include is definitely not a smart move. Overall, the instrumental section of this album is top-notch. The hypnotic effect of the vocals, in conjunction with an extremely peaceful melody makes for a listen that is definitely a must. Instrumentally, you can expect a lot of the synth with which Uematsu has grown familiar. There, he composed music for dozens of games, including the first Final Fantasy installment, released in 1987. . As of 2004, Nobuo Uematsu lives in Japan with his wife Reiko and his dog Pao.
During that time, he released an album of original electronic keyboard music in 1994 titled Phantasmagoria, and many other game scores including 1995's Chrono Trigger co-written with. It's quite the unique combination! To get our shipping rates, simply take a look below the price of the item in our store. First of all, the only track to actually feature a Final Fantasy track is aptly named so. The instrumental tracks are performed, or in several cases programmed, beautifully. The Spanish portions of the track seem to personify sadness while the Celtic section seems to have a very jovial and airy lilt to them; however, when placed together, the creation comes alive and we are given a piece that is quite melodramatic. The vocals are horrendously sung, and what seem to be in made-up language since even my Japanese friend didn't understand what was being said, and the arrangement of the theme itself is pretty shoddy.
I can't recommend this disc enough - it's a joy to listen to. The entire track is a sore to listen to and the improvisational section arranger Chinatsu Kuzuu decided to include is definitely not a smart move. Most of the verbal pieces are exactly that, spoken word. King's Knight is the first video game he ever composed music for. The various instruments used each give the piece a different texture at different times.
The way these two instruments mesh together to create this magical piece is something to behold. The track was used as background music in a Japanese television commercial. The entire piece is moving and definitely has a feeling of reflection, most likely from within, to it. The reader is apparently speaking directly to, or about, Nobuo Uematsu since he mentions his first name several times. In his break from the Final Fantasy series after the 11th game, he composed a film score for 2003's Ah! Read on and find out. In 2003 Uematsu expanded his horizons yet again when he formed The Black Mages, and released an album of new versions of his classic Final Fantasy pieces.
It adopts the styles of both Spanish and Celtic music in terms of instrumentation and melds them together to form quite an interesting piece of music. It adopts the styles of both Spanish and Celtic music in terms of instrumentation and melds them together to form quite an interesting piece of music. While we make all efforts to dispatch orders within 1-3 business days with rare exceptions on holidays or in circumstances beyond our control. The final track is not listed in the contents - and what it contains won't mean much to you or I. Comprised entirely of synth, the tone is extremely bouncy and melody itself utilizes Uematsu's strengths in creating extremely happy pieces of music. There is a feeling of ethereality in this track, which is understandable, given the track title.
Strings give a feeling of sadness, the bass line gives a sense of playfulness, and woodwinds help to incorporate a sense of solemnity. How does this sound pay off? Of course, one of us, will be available to respond to any messages related to orders or items you're interested in. There are a few dramatic build ups, but overall, the sense of this track is also serene. The acoustic guitar bass line and violin melody create such a warm and, being clichéd, tender experience. The hypnotic effect of the vocals, in conjunction with an extremely peaceful melody makes for a listen that is definitely a must. Instrumentally, you can expect a lot of the synth with which Uematsu has grown familiar. Is it something that one would want to hear again or is it one of those albums that should be forgotten in time? This is definitely a track to listen to if you are feeling blue, or even on a rainy day! There is definitely a ton of variety, with a piece for almost every emotion, but the general feel of this album makes this an extremely suitable listening device for those who want to relax or wash away the weight of the world on their shoulders.
Album was composed by and was released on October 26, 1994. It is a national holiday week, where the majority of businesses are closed. As opposed to making it sound anything like he's composed before, he opted to take a very easy listening approach to the entire album. This album features electronic and synthesized piano throughout. I will be covering those tracks in the latter half of the review and will focus on the instrumental pieces at first. Read on and find out. October 26, 1994 Recorded August 22—31, 1994 at Arc Garret Studio in , Length 50: 39 Nobuo Uematsu Kensuke Matsushita Kenichi Funayama chronology 1994 Phantasmagoria 1994 1994 Professional ratings Review scores Source Rating not rated Phantasmagoria is an original studio that was composed and performed by , composer of the series, with vocals performed by and other artists.