Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Song of teh Moment!

I was feeling down while drawing today. Possibly because I just wasn't getting this picture right much at all. The usual artist's block, I guess! But during my brunch and a brief trawl of the Tube, I came across one of my favourite battle themes (nostalgia, rejoice!) and then followed up its author to this pretty, little feel-good track, currently displayed at the top of his/her profile.

It's Hitori bocchi from the game Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana's soundtrack, composed by Ken Nakagawa:

FYI, this is a vocal version of the game's "snow town" theme, an album exclusive (another on the "To Buy" list!), and is not available in-game . I actually didn't like the song that much on first play. She (U-mi) was a little too husky at first. But listen again, and she just gets prettier. There's even this tiny jingle in there that reminds me of Sonic the Hedgehog's Greenhill Zone. It's a little Xmassy towards the end as well, but that's a given, seeing it's a "snowy town" theme of an RPG I haven't played yet (but wanna!).

Anyway, thank you Underworld23, for posting your "Top 100 RPG Battle Themes" array of vids, inc. the better version of one my faves, Skies of Arcadia. And for posting this luvverly tune. It reminded me to update my PC's music with more Japanese compositions and re-inspired me like I needed. I have now finished all my pencilling, am finalising the inks, and looking forward to a good night's sleep :)

EDIT: I did finally get that picture right. You can now find it up on, baby. :)
Rhoda Villegas Web Developer

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