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Old Feb 8, 2011, 07:37 PM
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Any status updates on him since he left Square? I want some new musicz, dammit.
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Old Feb 12, 2011, 04:56 PM
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I have a bad feeling we'll be seeing his name on some porn game for the PC at some point.
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Old Feb 12, 2011, 05:05 PM
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Huh? Is there some announcement? Or maybe he's replacing Kikuta who's moving back into RPG territory for the time being
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Old Mar 7, 2012, 08:52 PM
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Already really missing this guy. With Ge-On-Dan shuttered, does anyone know what his plans are? From my point of view, it doesn't appear as if he is trying very hard to find a job (no website, twitter, e-mail, any other method of contact) so hopefully he hasn't retired.
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Old Mar 7, 2012, 11:41 PM
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Ah yeah, Nakano. There's something kinda special about this guy... I mean, he does this extremely repetitive stuff - many of his songs don't do too much. But, at the same time, that's what I like about them. It's like he's able to do something that, if other composers did it, it would be boring and repetitive... and yet, when he does it, it's cool and ambient. So when I say his stuff is repetitive, hopefully it doesn't sound like I'm bashing him, because I'm totally not. Stuff like Underwater Ruins and Hills of Jugon are just awesome, man (and yet seriously, how much do those songs actually do?).
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Old Mar 8, 2012, 01:32 PM
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I really miss Junya Nakano as well. He was one of Square's best and his absence is truly felt, especially now..
I still hope he'll make a comeback Freelancer style but like Raizen I'm not holding my breath :/
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 01:08 AM
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In my mind, Nakano hasn't really done anything big since Musashiden II back in 2005. There was The After Years last year, but I just didn't feel the magic there. I'd like to hear him come back big. I really loved his work in Dewprism.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 05:50 AM
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Seems no one knows where he is or what he's doing, yet. Community, we need your email/twitter/google magic!
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 05:19 AM
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Bumping a two month old thread here. The guy is missed, even more so after his brilliant work on Musashiden II, which is truelly underrated. Seven years after it's release I can safely say this is Nakano at his peak.

Did anybody here hear Sidewinder V? The Sidewinder F rip was posted on STC a few years back. I tried googling it but all I got was an old thread littered with not-so-usefull comments (and a battle of Ongakusei vs Ongakusensei vs mysteryman...).

So people, is there no way to summon Nakano back or atleast get some insights?

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Old Jan 14, 2013, 06:42 AM
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Did anybody here hear Sidewinder V? The Sidewinder F rip was posted on STC a few years back. I tried googling it but all I got was an old thread littered with not-so-usefull comments (and a battle of Ongakusei vs Ongakusensei vs mysteryman...).
I've been wanting to listen to the soundtrack to that for years but never found it so far.
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 10:17 AM
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Sorry guys, but Nakano/Square Sounds weren't the ones responsible for the music on Sidewinder V (and while the music could have been good without them of course, let me tell you right away, it's horrible. XD)
The composer for V is a certain David Morimoto..
Btw, while awesome, the Miker Sidewinder F rip on STC was half bad due to how 48khz tracks were downsampled. I've since reripped it proper and can prolly up it somewhere if anyone's interested.
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I have two different rips of that at different pitches. Not sure which one of the two is accurate.
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I have two different rips of that at different pitches. Not sure which one of the two is accurate.
If one of them comes with 17 tracks, it's prolly mine and you should be XD
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 01:43 PM
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What, then how did I get the idea that he did Sidewinder V? (I´m a bit out of the loop so pardon my ignorance)

Oh and I only have the_miker´s rip so count me interested!
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 02:42 PM
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What, then how did I get the idea that he did Sidewinder V? (I´m a bit out of the loop so pardon my ignorance)
Well since he did F, it only made sense he'd do V as well ^^;

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Old Jan 14, 2013, 03:16 PM
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Sidewinder F is the only thing I'm missing from his discography. I should probably go digging around for it. I only tried very briefly once.
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 04:48 AM
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If one of them comes with 17 tracks, it's prolly mine and you should be XD
Newp, both rips are just the streams, one with titles like "st_01", the other with titles like "SEQPCM01" (neither are particularly helpful.) Got the PSF rip with the rest of the tracks separately, also untagged/timed. Hooray.
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I'll have to look around for that, my Sidewinder rip has only 10 tracks. ;.;
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 11:44 PM
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Most don't know this, but Nakano's last compositional roles at SQEX were actually the scores for the Fullmetal Alchemist adaptations Prince of the Dawn and Daughter of the Dusk.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 01:13 AM
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Ha, you can even hear it in this poor quality trailer. Definitely Nakano.

He's a frustrating composer to me. I think his style is unique and could produce great results, but I don't think he tries enough on melodies or development beyond small variations on the thing he's been repeating throughout the entire track up to that point. "Enemy Attack" from FFX is a good example of one that I could say is totally solid if he had just made 30 seconds more that was somewhat different than the rest. DewPrism is easily his best work to my ears and his only consistently good soundtrack. Wonder if these FullMetal Alchemist games gave him a chance to grow, since there's some more melodic stuff in that trailer alone and other videos show more music less typical of him. Is he the sole composer?
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 10:52 AM
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Yeah he has a minimalist kinda style. Many songs are very intricate but with only small changes introduced gradually. I think it's what makes him stick out to be honest. It's nice to hear game musicians indulging in a little artistic license in that way.

The music in that trailer's great too.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 11:01 AM
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Yeah he has a minimalist kinda style. Many songs are very intricate but with only small changes introduced gradually. I think it's what makes him stick out to be honest. It's nice to hear game musicians indulging in a little artistic license in that way.

The music in that trailer's great too.
There's one track from Dewprism that is entirely based on two elements at a very slow cross-rhythm, that go out of sync and come back into sync over the course of several minutes.

Nakano does a lot of subtle things with harmony and timbre that may not stick out at first, but make the music enjoyable to listen to either attentively or inattentively, just like the way Brian Eno (who helped invent the genre) described ambient music.
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I love the sample from Game Music Prayer. Going to have to grab that iTunes single as well.

Thanks Zanasea! This is great news.
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Thanks Zanasea! This is great news.
2nded, thanks for the heads-up!
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Single is also on Amazon.com in v0 mp3.

http://www.amazon.com/Signs/dp/B00HWQJI7Q/
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Randomly decided to check up on Nakano. Turns out he just released a new album titled "Phantasm" a couple of days ago! Only listened to the first 3 tracks, but it sounds great so far.

Also, he has an official website: http://waveskey.com/junya/

Also, he & TECHNOuchi commented on one of Blitz's MIDI transcriptions via Twitter, heh.
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I see many of the songs have their own release. Is it worth adding each one to VGMdb?

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It's wonderful, exactly what I expected from Nakano. I wonder what the future holds for him?
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