Six years ago, Yoko Shimomura released Drammatica, an orchestral album featuring the best of her musical compositions for games like Kingdom Hearts, Front Mission, the Mana series, and Final Fantasy Versus XIII (now Final Fantasy XV). This year marks the composer's 25th anniversary of making phenomenal, iconic video game music and to celebrate she will be releasing a new best-of album, memória!
The 25th anniversary album will feature new arrangements of popular music from Kingdom Hearts, Seiken Densetsu: Legend of Mana, Live A Live, and more.
The word "memória" means "memory" in Portuguese and her hopes for this album are to revive the memories of playing the games she's composed for by listening to this album.
"A commemoration for Yoko Shimomura, who somehow managed to survived in the world in the past quarter century," with the Best Album. (laughs)
I think this time I tied together various directions in various songs and in this sense, the album seems very complete to me.
By all means, please enjoy and be happy!
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