SAN DIEGO – January 17, 2018 – 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:
“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.
Mustin a multi-instrumentalist and music producer based in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He’s credited as being a pioneer of the videogame music remixing scene with early contributions to OverClocked ReMix and Project Majestic Mix before founding one of the first videogame music record labels, OneUp Studios, and one of the first videogame music cover bands, The OneUps, who still perform regularly at conventions such as PAX, MAGFest, VCON, and more to this day.
Mustin has been featured on CNN and MSNBC, remixed for MC Frontalot and Freezepop, and has worked with the likes of brentalfloss, Mega Ran, and more.
Learn more: https://www.mustinenterprises.com
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About Scarlet Moon Records
Scarlet Moon Records has been releasing original game soundtracks and unique arrangement albums since 2013. Working with composer and musicians around the globe to publish soundtracks that publishers have no interest in releasing and also working with that same global talent to produce refreshing arrangement albums with our their unique spin, they’re best known for their flagship album series, Prescription for Sleep: Game Music Lullabies.
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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