Remember World 1-2, the ensemble-cast album featuring new jams from Keiji Yamagishi (Ninja Gaiden), Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill) and Manami Matsumae (Mega Man)? The folks who put that fine piece o’ work together (Brave Wave y’know) have just released a new solo album featuring even more notable names from the VGM-verse.
The album begins with a track from Xbox One’s Crimson Dragon, then soars into a beautiful collection of vocal tracks that would feel right at home in a Panzer Dragoon game. If you’re not familiar with the series or its music, imagine the flighty freedom of riding a dragon through stunning landscapes and otherworldly scenarios compressed into audio form. It’s uplifting yet slightly melancholic, but undeniably gorgeous.
Visit the album page for the full “Journey” project and uh, if you like what you hear BUY IT. This isn’t just ‘some album,’ it’s the reformation of a duo that’s responsible for some great VGM. Saori Kobayashi brought us the Panzer Dragoon Saga and Orta OSTs, while Yumiko Takahashi lent her vocal talents to Suikoden. If that’s not enough, Final Fantasy legend Nobuo Uematsu pops by for a track too!