Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest – Bloody Tears Piano Version

A series with a soundtrack that will be remembered in gamers’ (and series watchers’) hearts for a long time! And what better homage than Bloody Tears, one of the series staple themes that everybody enjoys!

Of course this also increases the pressure to do well on the piece, this started out as a comment by a friend that he’d like to see a cover of it, I checked out some sheets a while back and loved this arrangement, but started to make some changes to the piece. It’s one of the first pieces, in which I made some alterations. Bringing out more of my inner music is something I’m working on – and since I’m not playing classical music, I shouldn’t feel constraint by the arrangements. Let’s see if this will continue in further pieces or it’ll stay with the sporadic improvising here and there where it fits.

Hope you enjoy the piece and I can both recommend the games (played the first, tried some others), as well as the Netflix series!

One Summer’s Day (Encore) – Spirited Away

I’m surprised it took me this long to cover a piece from a Studio Ghibli film. Been enjoying them for years and have been meaning to play a piece from them, would’ve probably done Howl’s Moving Castle earlier, but I can’t do the piece justice yet.

Hope everybody’s starting to enjoy and appreciate the summer and if you don’t know the piece – I highly recommend checking out the movie, it’s worth a watch for any age and anybody that just enjoys good movies.

Until the next one!

Eternal Wind – Piano Opera Final Fantasy III

One of my favorite tracks from one of the best intros I’ve seen in quite a few years. Pretty much the only Final Fantasy game where I watched the intro regularly before playing, just to get into the feeling.

This also started my obsession with not being able to play handheld game (played the DS remake) without head-/earphones.

Been working on this piece for quite a few months, originally planned to be uploaded last month, but it didn’t feel ready. I was working on Matoya’s Cave for a while as well, but it’s dropped for now until I feel up to it. Here’s Kara Comparetto’s cover though if you need some more Final Fantasy fix

Wishing you all a great Spring – until the next piece!