The Wretched Automatons – NieR Gestalt & Replicant Piano Collections, music by Keiichi Okabe, arranged by Ryuichi Takada, played by Richard Yang on Yamaha N1X with Garritan CFX.
I originally recorded the piece with the stock CFX sound on Yamaha N1X (link HERE) before re-recording with Garritan CFX. You can hear the huge difference in sound quality!
After listening to the OST, I didn’t think this piece could be played as piano solo. The OST recording has lots of little sound effects and other minor piano lines, none present in the score. Regardless, after recording this, I must say it sounds fairly decent. The key to play this well is patience! The beginning is so slow and you don’t want to lose count. If you’re interested I counted in 8th. I really lack the ability and patience to count in quarter notes at this tempo.
NieR Gestalt & Replicant Piano Collections is such a beautiful album with mostly intermediate arrangements. It is so beautiful I had to wait until I got my Yamaha N1X to record the album with direct audio instead of my regular set up with the iPhone mic. This album is considerably easier than the NieR Automata album, which I will release after this one. But being easier does not take the beauty away from the music. Some of the favorite tracks are Song of the Ancients, Grandma, Gods Bound by Rules, and Ashes of Dreams.
Click here to go to the master index page for the NieR music I recorded.