This is a really beautiful and eclectic collection of tunes from some of Square Enix's best games. Wonderfully arranged and a joy to listen to - well done!
Favorite track: Forest Butterflies (Secret of the Forest) [from "Chrono Trigger"].
downtempo, dour arrangements of the most classic tunes, juxtaposed with the thickest beats and the fattest synth bass you've ever heard, proving once and for all that being sad is no excuse not to party. mustin did not disappoint. mustin does not disappoint. mustin will not disappoint.
Favorite track: Lonely Girl (Terra) [from "FINAL FANTASY VI"].
I have had the pleasure of working with so many people on so many projects, from my humble beginnings at OC ReMix and Project Majestic Mix, through being a founder of OneUp Studios and The OneUps, to scoring commercials, making beats for Nerdcore artists and beyond. Somewhere in there I've found pockets of time to work on a solo album--a celebration of my favorite time in gaming: the (then) Squaresoft RPG. Having completed the first track in 2003, this has been a 15+ year project in the making. I realized I was having a hard time finishing it and because there was no deadline and no set list of goals--unlike the other projects I've completed--so I asked Jayson at Scarlet Moon to release this album for me so that I would have some accountability. He agreed, and I was able to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Thanks to Jayson for helping me rein in a record; Sebastian for his help and encouragement in the release; Frank for putting up with my tenacious mixing requests (you are now Saint Frank, my friend); Jaclyn for recording on that first track 15 years ago (!); Tim, William, Yusef, and Ailsean for their wonderful performances; Elaine for bringing the music to life; Lisa & Jennifer for your inspiring, collaborative performance; Dale for the mixing; Connary for the fantastic artwork (you gave me exactly what I didn't even know I wanted!); Tim S., Brent, Carlito, Michaela, and everyone for their feedback; Jared for letting me use your mic and synth; to my son for his tenacity, my daughter for her spirit, and to my wife for her love, her encouragement, and her seemingly infinite patience with me--you are my greatest inspiration. Thank you to all my fans for your loyalty and your kindness--I hope you enjoy my first true solo outing. Thank you, all. MUSTIN
released February 14, 2019
"The World is Square" was made possible by the following individuals:
Connary Fagen: Album art
Jayson Napolitano: Executive producer
Scarlet Moon Records, Materia Collective LLC and respective artists featured on this album are no way affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected to the game developers or publishers with respect to this album. Musical compositions are used with permission. Mechanical licensing facilitated by re:discover, Inc. d/b/a Loudr.
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