5 thoughts on “I just found a lost Etrian Odyssey tune

  1. Where’s the Etrian original for comparison purposes?

    As for this ’78 track, wow, that music is too advanced for that era.

    • I can’t remember the exact track I’m thinking of, but it’s very much in the spirit of the series’ battle themes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEsgRhIhHf8

      And “Please Don’t Touch” isn’t too out of the ordinary for the late ’70s. I hear electric guitar, drums, Mellotron, flute, and synth bass, all of which had been in use for ages by that point. The late ’70s were a great time for music recording technology (a sweet spot of great analog sound between the advent of clean multi-track recording and the arrival of digital mastering) wasted on a lot of bad music. But then you hear stuff like this and it’s great — so crisp and clean, but full of life and energy so often lost in digital recording.

  2. Yeah sorry, I didn’t mean advanced as in the instruments used, I meant in the style. It doesn’t sound like anything that would have come out of that era (excluding Pink Floyd).

    • Oh, you’d be surprised. Hackett came from Genesis, who did a lot of this style of music along with a number of prog bands from the ’70s — King Crimson, Van der Graaf Generator, etc.

  3. Wow, uncanny. Wonderful stuff… Jeremy is definitely the authority when it comes to video game tunes in relation to 1970s prog rock, hehe.

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