Ashes of Dreams – NieR Gestalt & Replicant Piano Collections, music by Keiichi Okabe, arranged by Yuri Misumi, 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!
This arrangement of Ashes of Dreams is pretty much a written-out Jazz. I personally don’t play Jazz at all, at least not any “real” Jazz. In my recording the notes are all there, but in the swing section, you’ll know I’m not a Jazz pianist. And if anybody is curious, learning this piece does not magically help me understand Jazz any better.
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.