OneUp Studios, the company responsible for the co-production of the up-and-coming SQUAREDANCE with KFSS Studios, has announced its first exclusive video game music album, Time & Space - A Tribute to Yasunori Mitsuda. The album contains selected work by Mitsuda from Square's Chrono Trigger, Chrono Cross, and Xenogears. By rearranging the music for a variety of instrumentation, both live and synthesized, and in a wide range of styles, the people at OneUp Studios have followed the composer's original intent as closely as possible while adding their own creativity to the mix.
Featuring arrangements in a multitude of styles, from jazz to rock, orchestral to ethereal, the album contains music from Dale North, Sean "Ailsean" Stone, "Vampire Hunter Dan" Barnaba, Mark "Kae" Porter, and Matt Pollard. You can sample the music here. For a complete listing of the CD's tracks, visit www.oneupstudios.com
The album will be on limited pre-order starting now; there are approximately 250 copies of the album available for pre-order at OneUp Studios' official site. The initial 250 "early bird" copies will sell for $17.99, and after this run is sold out to pre-orders, the price will reach its peak at $20.99. The run will be completed with another 750 copies, and another set will be manufactured upon appropriate demand.
Time & Space - A Tribute to Yasunori Mitsuda will debut at MAGFest in Roanoke, Virginia on September 27th, where fans can purchase a copy of the album and meet the artists and musicians behind the arrangements. It will beging shipping to partrons on October 2nd.