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Square Enix Has Released A Final Fantasy Chill Lo-Fi Album On Spotify

Lo-fi Final Fantasy beats to study for the SeeD test

Square Enix has been pretty consistently dropping a ton of fan-favourite video game music on the ol’ Spotify lately, including a heap of Final Fantasy soundtracks, but this latest release is something a bit different: Square Enix Chill Out Arrangement Tracks (Around 80’s Mix) is a collection of chill, lo-fi tracks based on music from some of the earliest games in the franchise.

The album features 15 mixes based on tracks from the first couple of mainline Final Fantasy games as well as the Final Fantasy Legend and Final Fantasy Adventure games. It features talent from some pretty incredibly musicians, producers and DJs as well, as seen in the statement below:

Music from popular SQUARE ENIX titles are back with chill out arrangements. We are proud to bring you an album featuring handpicked tracks from various titles with a focus on SQUARE games from the 1980s—FINAL FANTASY, FINAL FANTASY II, THE FINAL FANTASY LEGEND, FINAL FANTASY LEGEND II, FINAL FANTASY ADVENTURE, and FINAL FANTASY LEGEND III.

A wide array of artists, both from Japan and overseas, contributed to the arrangements, including Lord Echo, New Zealand’s national treasure, acclaimed by tastemakers and DJs from around the world; Shingo Suzuki and Shingo Sekiguchi from Origami Production’s Ovall, a group well known for their appearances on the Japanese music TV show Kanjam; and Chris Gulino, a keyboardist/pianist based in London who is also the musical director for Kylie Minogue and Brian Ferry.
I’ve been bumping the album all day in the office today and I can guarantee it’s a good time. Check it out on Spotify here, or it’ll be available from the Square Enix Store on CD come August 19, 2021 (here’s to hoping some independent stores manage to stock it here in Australia).

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Kieron started gaming on the SEGA Master System, with Sonic the Hedgehog, Alex Kidd and Wonder Boy. The 20-odd years of his life since have not seen his love for platformers falter even slightly. A separate love affair, this time with JRPGs, developed soon after being introduced to Final Fantasy VIII (ie, the best in the series). Further romantic subplots soon blossomed with quirky Japanese games, the occasional flashy AAA action adventure, and an unhealthy number of indie gems. To say that Kieron lies at the center of a tangled, labyrinthine web of sexy video game love would be an understatement.


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