Kohta Takahashi's Ridge Racer concept album debuts on Bandcamp

Jerry on 2022-07-03
Kohta "SOLIDSTATE" Takahashi's concept album "Reiwa Type 4" has made its debut on Bandcamp, revisiting the style of the Ridge Racer game series soundtracks.

Takahashi composed five music tracks for Namco Bandai's 1998 PlayStation title Ridge Racer Type-4, including "Urban Fragments," "Naked Glow" and "Move Me." For the 20th anniversary remix album published in 2014, he contributed a self-arrangement of "Move Me." "Reiwa Type 4" contains eleven original compositions created in the style of the racing game franchise.

"I made an album that imagined the new Ridge Racer series in my mind," the musician says of the concept album.

A 16-minute preview can be viewed on the composer's YouTube channel. In addition, a 25th anniversary retrospective mix of music from Ace Combat 2 can be viewed on the channel. Takahashi's background tracks for the Klonoa series will be featured in the Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series remaster, due out on July 8th.

Bandcamp - REIWA TYPE 4