From Astral to Umbral Blu-ray disc arranges Final Fantasy XIV score

Jerry on 2015-04-03
Publisher Square Enix's arrangement album "From Astral to Umbral" delivers rock band and piano arrangements of music from the massively multiplayer online title Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.

Six rock arrangements are written by composer Masayoshi Soken and performed by his band The Primals, set to narration by localizer and lore developer Michael-Christopher Koji Fox. Six piano arrangements are overseen by Metal Gear Solid 4 co-composer Nobuko Toda of Filmscore LLC.

From Astral to Umbral's Blu-ray release is available purchased through the Square Enix online store for North America. The digital soundtrack is available in Japan, for purchase on Ototoy and for streaming through the Apple Music platform. A crossfade trailer can be viewed on YouTube, courtesy of the publisher.

From the product page:
The town and field BGM were arranged into piano pieces, and Primal battle songs into rock band arrangements. Composer Masayoshi Soken hand-picked and produced every song in this album. Also, this album is recorded on a Blu-ray disc, and the sound quality is a high-res, 96khz/24bit. The piano pieces are featured in 48khz/24bit 5.1 surround sound, which include a multifaceted sound you wouldn't normally hear out of a stereo recording...
Square Enix store for North America - Final Fantasy XIV: From Astral to Umbral Blu-Ray

Square Enix store for Europe - Final Fantasy XIV: From Astral to Umbral Blu-Ray