Tobal No. 1
Hamauzu, Junya Nakano, Yasuiro Kwakami, Kenji Ito Noriko Matsueda,
Ryuji Sasai, Yoko Shimomura
and Yasunori Mitsuda
arranged by Hata
produced by Yasunori
Tobal No. 1 is an eclectic
mix of ethereal melodies and funky rhythms by some of Square's
most talented composers, inventively arranged by Hata & Kalta
(Studio Guido) and produced by Yasunori Mitsuda's masterful hand.
Musical performances are fun, stylish and executed with great
Song styles range from
elegant rock too ultra funky jams with a little zaniness added
for good measure. The idea to use multiple Square's composers
is brilliant as it keeps the music fresh. Although it may take
a few listening sessions to fully appreciate the depth of this
uniquely innovative collection, it is well worth the time.
The only disappointment
was the absence of any material written by Nobuo Uematsu, as it
would have been great to hear Mr. Uematsu outside of the Final
Fantasy World. You can't have every- thing.
No1 is ownes by Square and Dream Factory.