Game Music Prayer 2 unites over fifty artists for a great cause
On April 27, 2014, the 33rd instalment of the biannual fan festival Music Media-Mix Market (M3) will be held at the Tokyo Ryutsu Center. As with past events, most doujin circles will release original or remix albums at the event. In addition, many game composers will make their presence known at the event through the Game Music Prayer Project.
At M3 2013S, the album Game Music Prayer 2 will be released. The two disc album will feature from over fifty of the most famous game music composers in Japan, including brand new compositions from Hiroki Kikuta, Michiko Naruke, Aki Hata, and Yuu Miyake. All money raised from this charity album will go towards the ongoing relief funds for the Great East Japan Earthquake. Samples from each disc of the album are provided in the SoundCloud links. They suggest that the album will be highly diverse, spanning the chiptunes of Saitone and Yousuke Yasui, to vocal pieces from Yasumasa Kitagawa and Maki Kirioka, to more atmospheric pieces from Takahiro Nishi and Junya Nakano, culminating in some darker orchestral tracks from Takuya Hanaoka and Yoko Shimomura.
The Game Music Prayer Project released their debut album on December 31, 2013 and dedicated the funds to the Typhoon Haiyan disaster relief. Many of the artists involved in the project were once members of the now-disbanded game artist collective GE-ON-DAN.
Posted on April 2, 2014 by Chris Greening. Last modified on April 2, 2014.