For New Age music artists computer games is always an option. Albedo of Salt Lake City has released an album of Final Fantasy VI music, which is now available. The album is called “Magitek: Music from Final Fantasy VI”.
The Magitek album is a collection of cover songs by Albedo from the video game Final Fantasy VI composed by Nobuo Uematsu. It was recorded in a New Age style similar to Mannheim Steamroller and Yanni. All of the songs are a mixture of live and synthetic elements. The album contains many great songs from the video game including: Terra, Decisive Battle, Techno de Chocobo and Dancing Mad.
Final Fantasy, for those of you who are unfamiliar, is a role playing video game series that was originally released for the Nintendo Entertainment System back in 1987. Final Fantasy VI is the 6th game in the series and was released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1994. The music was composed by Nobuo Uematsu, who coincidentally is a fan of the Fresh Aire series by Chip Davis of Mannheim Steamroller. One does not necessarily have to play the games to enjoy the music. Music from the Final Fantasy series is arguably the best ever written for video games, and is extremely popular.
The word Magitek itself is from the game Final Fantasy VI and can be simply described as magical technology. Machines that are powered by magic to do unbelievable things. Fans of the game should recognize the word very easily.
Read the press release here.