Black Screen Records
GIANTS 3xLP Box Set
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GIANTS is an ambitious video game concept album, meticulously crafted over six years by Tokyo-based record label Brave Wave Productions under the direction of Mohammed Taher. The colossal 98-minute album showcases the talents of legendary composers known for their iconic work on series like Mega Man, Ninja Gaiden, Panzer Dragoon, Sonic the Hedgehog, Final Fantasy, among others. The album is a rich tapestry of new, game-inspired compositions from these celebrated artists, paired with innovative remixes from their classic catalogue as reimagined by their contemporaries.
A highlight of the album is its emphasis on collaboration, exemplified by original tracks like Ultramarine—the first collaborative effort from Mega Man 2's Takashi Tateishi with Mega Man 3's Harumi Fujita and Sonic Mania's Tee Lopes. Another standout track, Ronin, marks a historic reunion for the Ninja Gaiden composer trio—Keiji Yamagishi, Ryuichi Nitta, and Kaori Nakabai—collaborating for the first time since their work on the NES Ninja Gaiden titles.
The collaborative spirit extends to the remixes as well, such as Final Fantasy series composer Yoshitaka Suzuki's cinematic reimagining of Mega Man 2’s Wily Stage, featuring Bayonetta co-composer Takahiro Izutani on acoustic guitars and producing, as well as Celeste composer Lena Raine's tranquil rendition of Panzer Dragoon Saga’s Art Thou the Holy One, crafted in harmony with original composer Saori Kobayashi.
GIANTS transcends traditional boundaries, featuring a diverse array of genres and styles brought to life by over two dozen talented musicians, making it a celebratory anthology of game music's rich history and evolution, led by Brave Wave’s in-house rock band Super Strikers and a legion of legendary game composers.
- A video game album like no other - 6 years in the making
- 22 phenomenal tracks by 26 legendary musicians
- Featuring Manami Matsumae, Akari Kaida, Takashi Tateishi, Lena Raine, Tee Lopes, Harumi Fujita, Keiji Yamagishi, Ryuichi Nitta, Kaori Nakabai and more!
- Pressed on heavy-weight 3xLP 180g curaçao vinyl
- Artwork by Matt Cummings
- Produced by Brave Wave Productions
- Co-released, manufactured and distributed by Black Screen Records
Waldgeist by Super Strikers / Face-Off at Mammoth Mountain by Manami Matsumae / Wily Stage 1 & Boss (Mega Man) by Super Strikers / Iron Whale (Shovel Knight) by Akari Kaida Ultramarine by Takashi Tateishi / Quick Man Stage (Mega Man 2) by Takahiro Izutani / Wily Stage 1 (Mega Man 2) by Yoshitaka Suzuki / Full Circle by Harumi Fujita / Wily Medley (Mega Man 3) by mamomo / Mission (Pulstar) by Smoke Thief / The Amazing Ryu (Ninja Gaiden) by Maxo / The Parasprinter (Ninja Gaiden 2) by Pentadrangle / Stage 4-2 & Stage 1-1 (Ninja Gaiden 3) by Xavier Dang Terra Incognita by Saori Kobayashi / Art Thou the Holy One (Panzer Dragoon Saga) by Lena Raine / Atolm Dragon (Panzer Dragoon Saga) by Super Strikers / Apricot Dreams by Masashi Kageyama / Ultimate Medley (Gimmick!) by Super Strikers / Echoes by mamomo