The World is Square

I have had the pleasure of working with so many people on so many projects, form my humble beginnings at OC ReMix and Project Majestic Mix, through being a founder of OneUp Studios and The OneUps, to scoring commercials, making beats for Nerdcore artists and beyond. Somewhere in there I've found pockets of time to work on a solo album--a celebration of my favorite time in gaming: the (then) Squaresoft RPG. Having completed the first track in 2003, this has been a 15+ year project in the making. I realized I was having a hard time finishing it and because there was no deadline and no set list of goals--unlike the other projects I've completed--so I asked Jayson at Scarlet Moon to release this album for me so that I would have some accountability. He agreed, and I was able to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Thanks to Jayson for helping me rein in a record; Sebastian for his help and encouragement in the release; Frank for putting up with my tenacious mixing requests (you are now Saint Frank, my friend); Jaclyn for recording on that first track 15 years ago (!); Tim, William, Yusef, and Ailsean for their wonderful performances; Elaine for bringing the music to life; Lisa & Jennifer for your inspiring, collaborative performance; Dale for the mixing; Connary for the fantastic artwork (you gave me exactly what I didn't even know I wanted!); Tim S., Brent, Carlito, Michaela, and everyone for their feedback; Jared for letting me use your mic and synth; to my son for his tenacity, my daughter for her spirit, and to my wife for her love, her encouragement, and her seemingly infinite patience with me--you are my greatest inspiration. Thank you to all my fans for your loyalty and your kindness--I hope you enjoy my first true solo outing. Thank you, all. MUSTIN

Track List & Credits

The World is Square was made possible by the following individuals:

: Producer
: Album art
: Executive producer
1Fear of the Heavens (from "Secret of Mana")6:15
: Producer
: Mixing Engineer
: Mastering Engineer
: Acoustic Guitar
2Main Theme of FINAL FANTASY IV5:29
: Producer
: Mastering Engineer, Mixing Engineer
3Theme of Love (from "FINAL FANTASY IV")3:14
: Producer
: Violin
: Mastering Engineer, Mixing Engineer
4Forest Butterflies (Secret of the Forest) [from "Chrono Trigger"]5:14
: Producer
: Mastering Engineer, Mixing Engineer
5From the Bottom (Depths of the Night) [from "Chrono Trigger"]4:23
: Producer
: Mastering Engineer, Mixing Engineer
6Coin Song (from "FINAL FANTASY VI")5:40
: Producer
: Violin
: Mastering Engineer, Mixing Engineer
7Lonely Girl (Terra) [from "FINAL FANTASY VI"]4:29
: Producer
: Acoustic Guitar
: Mastering Engineer, Mixing Engineer
8Serenity (Final Fantasy VII Main Theme)5:32
: Producer
: Mastering Engineer, Mixing Engineer
: Vocals

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