This time, I did the arrangement of "Neo EXDEATH" and "The Extreme"in addition to "Darkness and Starlight Part3". "FINAL FANTASY V" was the game which I was in charge alone in the publicity department, and "FINAL FANTASY VIII" was the game which I worked as a advertising producer for the first time. Those were really a hard time for me working for a big project, so I have a special feeling for those 2 music pieces.
When I arranged the "Maybe I'm a Lion"in our 2nd album, I made an original riff, and tried to develop dramatic. But this time, for that reason, I tried not to change too much from the original arrangement. And also I tried to realize the sound which was played in my mind then, by using the TBM style. To be honest, there were a few point which I grew teary-eyed by suffering, how to express the original feelings. But finally, I think that I was able to find an acceptable way!
In the middle part of the "Distant Worlds", I played the soulful gut-string guitar solo which was inspired by Fukui-san's erotic.....No, mellow arrangement. In addition to the lyrical piano of Fukui-san, and the storm of Sekito-san's Guitar solo, it will surely touch everybody's heartstrings!
I have a lot of things I want to say for each music, but it seems that there isn't much space to write, again....
Today, I will write about the arrangement of the "Premonition", the song which I was in charge.
At first, I love the arpeggio which was played in whole part of the original music, so I decided to keep it alive, I also keep the irregular meter & the accent of the original, and built the rhythm pattern.
Tempo is almost same as the original.
I was sure that it will be a nice band sound, when I finished making the rhythm pattern & guitar riff, between 01:23～01:38.
For playing it live, I had to make a "break point" for each musicians. So, thinking about the balance, I put the simple phrase after the complicated phrase. Then, the 1st chorus had finished!
After that, the music went on to the ad lib phrase of the organ. Trying to make the music exciting when it goes back to the chorus, I changed the chords a little, and continued to the Synth-solo.
After the Synth-solo, I decided to make High-light part for this TBM version. So I repeated the same phrase twice after the 1 bar break.
I had wanted the sophisticated ending this time, so, after a lot of hair pulling, I finally could find the best sounds for the ending. And the sounds is like the title "Premonition"???
Please wait for the CD!
We also talk sometimes that we want to do the live concert in overseas again. To all the TBM fans in overseas, "Please wish for us to come!"
Well, The Black Magees wil do the talk show at Shibuya Tower Records on the 19th of April from 3pm. It's open to visitors, so please come with your friends for meeting us!
I have a few informations.
First, we announced the other day that this "BLOG MAGES 2008" is open for an only limited time until March19th. But we do want to know how you liked it, so we will keep opened this blog for a while after the release date. It doesn't limit to the comment which you wrote after listening. Please give us lots of comments now! We're pretty nervous now waiting for the release date of CD. Your comments always encourage us!
Next, we updated the informations about the "album-release event" at shibuya TOWER RECORDS [HERE]. The release day of 3rd album is March 19th. but, this event will take place on April 19th, so please be careful not to wait at TOWER RECORDS on March 19th.
A few days ago, the finished product of "Darkness and Starlight" arrived at our office. When I took it in my hands, I felt a special attachment to the artwork & package. Recently, a lot of people mainly buy the music by downloading, without packages. But I think that one of the greatest pleasure to buy CD is to own the packages as an art work. Following the 2nd album, Minaba-san's work are really fantastic, and I'm sure that it will be a good item for you to own! Please get the CD!
The article from the members will start again from tomorrow!
Please look forward to reading it!
This was the first time for me to arrange the music. So at first, I had a choice of two music pieces, and decided to arrange both of it, and decided to select the better one. After I create the Demo for those two pieces, one of the pieces sounded like a Club music. So, we selected the other one, "Assault of the Silver Dragons".
Well, I've never been in a situation like this before, so it took long time to finish the arrangement and to get the green light from Nobuo-san. I had a big big help from Fukui-san and Sekito-san during this process. I really appreciate it!
We decided to pack the best which we can do in this album. And there was a opportunity to sing as a chorus..., it was soul-shaking experience.
Through the production of this 3rd album, by overcoming many difficulties together, we forged a strong bond between the members of TBM and the staff of Dog Ear Records. It's lucky that we have met such a great pal.
If you are able to sense such an atmosphere through the album, it means that you're also in our group!
Please let us know what you felt from our 3rd album!