Another track inspired by Hiroki Kikuta and Secret of Mana, this track dives deep into the spirit of the forest, the lake, and every mystical location inbetween and beyond, and asks you to meditate as the mana of the natural world becomes a part of you.
This is probably my favorite track on the album; if for no other reason than it was the only track that didn't give me any problems. Along with Secret of Mana, it was inspired by mystical pieces from Secret of Evermore, Metroid Prime, again, Chrono Trigger, Chrono Cross and every mystical forest theme I'd ever heard.
About the album: Espers is a wildly ambitious, slightly experimental and thoroughly, deliberately arranged and manipulated chill-out album with lots of New Age, Ambient, Progressive and apparently Darkwave sounds and structures in them. Each track is designed to be a completely different experience than the one before and after it; where the soundscapes create sparse melodies and evolve the track instead of it moving until finally culminating to a 10 minute piano solo, performed by Michael Huang of www.nobuouematsu.com
, as a stark contrast to the album before it. This album and all the many sounds and motifs and designs were inspired by Peter Gabriel, Motoi Sakuraba, Yasunori Mitsuda, Uematsu, Hiroki Kikuta, Berlin School electronic music, Steve Hackett, Enya, David Arkenstone, NIN, Moby and a lot more. It was released in September 2011 by Lightfall/Aardvark Records.
For more information and album credits, see www.meteoxavier.com
. Enjoy the album!