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Homesick (EarthBound)

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Just a little medley that I put together as an homage to one of my favourite RPGs. Mother 2 (EarthBound) is so quirky and unique, but even beyond how fun it is to play, the music is intensely memorable. It bubbles to the surface of my mind in various forms from time to time, and well--this is the result.

All the credit for the original compositions goes to Keiichi Suzuki and Hirokazu Tanaka. Throughout the game, Ness - the main protagonist - can become homesick and lose his focus at some of the most inopportune times. In short, that was the inspiration for this piece...a bittersweet blending of two tracks from the OST.

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Thank you for introducing me to so many new things, ChronoNomad! While EarthBound and the Mother series are new to me, the beauty and emotion in your work are not. You've hit the mark once again... A lovely piece in an ever growing whole. Your songs mean a lot to me. I like to think our artistic endeavors are bits of our heart and soul come to light for others to enjoy. Thank you for sharing :)

ChronoNomad responds:

Well, that's my pleasure, don'cha know! ^___^ I'm really happy to hear that the music's emotion comes across so very well. To hear that my audio musings mean so much to you, well...there is no higher praise. The heart and soul always goes into such artistic pursuits, I think. Words can only say so much, but art allows for the full range of expression. :D

Waaah, this sounds so amazing! :O
The music box sound great on its own, and your simple instrumentation is perfect :)

The loop is entirely seamless; I didn't even notice at first :p

I've actually never played EarthBound, but I've heard a lot about it! I probably should play it sometime xD

Wonderful job, dude ;)

ChronoNomad responds:

Haha, thank you very much for saying so, Lucid! ^___^
The music box section was the initial inspiration (the part that played inside my mind), and while I did briefly consider making this a single-instrument mix, I ultimately wanted this to hit a bit of an emotional crescendo before coming around again.

Awesome! That's just the right kind of loop, then. Since it's only a couple of minutes long, I'm glad that it can circle back around like a ninja before anyone is the wiser... ;) Incidentally, I've been getting swept up in this loop quite a bit myself, lately. It's just so nice and soothing.

EarthBound is definitely one of those things that you should experience at least once in life! The entire Mother series is just so good.

Thanks again, man! I always enjoy reading and responding to your thoughts. :D

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4.41 / 5.00

Jan 28, 2016
2:34 PM EST
Video Game
File Info
4.9 MB
2 min 10 sec

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