Video Game LoFi: Secret of Mana is an album from game composer and remixer bLiND under Curaga Records, featuring twelve tracks to celebrate the titular Secret of Mana from the Mana series. The tracks have been masterfully blended to reflect the vibrant yet melancholic atmosphere of Hiroki Kikuta’s original soundscape.
“Secret of Mana holds a near and dear place in my heart. When I first heard the music to the game I had just gotten out of surgery on my left ankle. My dad rented me Secret of Mana and I was a little doped up on the meds and anesthesia. Since I was in a dream state the music stood out the most to me and I have always wanted to cover my favorite tracks in some way.”
“Lofi Hip Hop seemed to be the most viable genre to cover the selection of tracks and my goal was to stay somewhat close to the original so as not to lose their feel and embellish the rest with swinging beats and basslines. I am proud of this one.”
From uplifting guitars to angelic vocals, warm bass and crunchy lofi drums, these are only just some of the sounds that you can treat your ears to. Immerse yourself in the game’s high fantasy world, and perhaps see for yourself the world that bLiND found himself transported to.
The tracklist includes:
- Angel’s Love (Fear of the Heavens)
- Tell a Strange Tale
- Into the Thick of It
- Holy Intruder
- A Wish…
- Eternal Recurrence
- Eight Ringing Bells
- Star of Darkness
- Whisper and Mantra
- Pure Night
- The Wings No Longer Beat
- Close Your Eyelids
You can listen to Video Game LoFi: Secret of Mana on streaming services, get the CD and cassette from the Materia Store or Bandcamp, and stay up to date with Curaga Records on their social platforms – Twitter, Instagram, Facebook – for updates.