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Metal Gear Solid series composer and saxophonist Norihiko Hibino and Etrian Odyssey series pianist AYAKI create soothing and sleep-inducing lullaby versions of music from Hiroki Kikuta’s beloved soundtrack to Secret of Mana.
Scarlet Moon Productions has a new album coming out, Prescription for Sleep: Lullabies of Mana which is the third installment of the Prescription for Sleep: Game Music Lullabies series. This collection comes as a spin-off dedicated entirely to Hiroki Kikuta’s iconic 16-bit soundtrack to Squaresoft’s hit RPG, Secret of Mana.
The themes of nature and healing found throughout Secret of Mana align perfectly with GENTLE LOVE’s mission of spreading therapeutic music through their relaxing and often sleep-inducing arrangements of key moments from this lighthearted adventure. Relive your favorite moments from Secret of Mana, seek healing and comfort from life’s worries, and let these gentle lullabies whisk you away to sleep and tranquility.
- “Angel’s Fear” (Opening)
- “A Phantom… and Rose…” (Ruins)
- “Into the Thick of It” (Dungeon)
- “The Color of the Summer Sky” (Town)
- “Secret of the Arid Sands” (Desert)
- “What the Forest Taught Me” (Forest)
- “Spirit of the Night” (Sad Theme)
- “Calm before the Storm” (Victory)
- “A Dark Star” (Flight)
- “Leave Time for Love” (Final Dungeon)
- “Now Flightless Wings” (Ending)
- “Memories of Mana” (Original)
Norihiko Hibino (Metal Gear Solid and Bayonetta series composer) and pianist AYAKI, known as GENTLE LOVE when performing together, have toured throughout Japan, bringing their unique therapeutic approach featuring live saxophone and piano to those in need after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. They’ve performed at a number of charity functions, and continue to explore the therapeutic applications of music as a part of the Hibino Sound Therapy Lab.
Prescription for Sleep: Lullabies of Mana is available now for $9.99 and while you’re at it make sure to pick up GENTLE LOVE’s previous two albums, Prescription for Sleep Volumes I and II which feature songs from Final Fantasy, DuckTales, Metal Gear Solid, The Elder Scrolls, Demon’s Souls, and The Legend of Zelda.