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Rhythm Encounter 67 – NieR: Sounds of the World

Rhythm Encounter 067 NieR

It’s hard to deny the power of NieR‘s music. Keiichi Okabe (and his company MONACA) created something remarkable in 2010 with the music of NieR Gestalt & Replicant. In 2017, lightning struck again with the soundtrack for NieR: Automata, a masterwork of instrumentation and emotion. There’s a reason you can search for “NieR” on VGMdb and get over fifty results worth of albums. Original soundtracks, arrangements, multiple concert performances, and rare albums begin to cover the official releases. Then with people like Sean Schafianski, ROZEN + REVEN, and Ferdk, there’s a wide variety of unofficial arrangements as well.

The point is, there’s a reason NieR and its music is so widely celebrated, and it’s high time Rhythm Encounter had a show about it. So join Mike and the RPGFan NieR megafans Alana, Zach, and Patrick for a peek into the wide and varied world of music found in the NieR series.

Featuring: Mike Salbato, Alana Hagues, Zach Wilkerson, Patrick Gann; Edited by Jonathan Logan

Links for this episode


0:03:53 – Kainé (Salvation) (Keiichi Okabe) – NieR OST
0:06:53 – Mourning (Keiichi Okabe) – NieR:Automata OST
0:37:07 – Repose (arranged by SEXY-SYNTHESIZER) – NieR Tribute Album -echo-
0:43:34 – Ikō (Authority) (Keiichi Okabe) – NieR Re[in]carnation
1:09:04 – Vague Hope – Cold Rain (arranged by Sean Schafianski) – CHAMBER WORKS – NieR Automata
1:12:31 – Gods Bound by Rules (arranged by Kumi Tanioka) – Piano Collections NieR Gestalt & Replicant
1:39:27 – The Sound of the End (MONACA) – NieR Music Concert Blu-ray <<The Memories of Puppets>>
1:42:50 – Orchestra: Weight of the World (Keiichi Okabe) – NieR:Automata Orchestral Arrangement Album
2:20:25 – Zach’s Bonus Track!

Album Links


NieR: Automata Orchestral Arrangement Album

NieR: Automata Original Soundtrack

NieR Gestalt & Replicant Original Soundtrack

NieR Music Concert Blu-ray <<The Memories of Puppets>>

NieR Re[in]carnation Original Soundtrack

NieR Tribute Album -echo-

Piano Collections NieR Gestalt & Replicant

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Mike Salbato

Mike Salbato

Mike has been with RPGFan nearly since its inception, and in that time has worn a surprising number of hats for someone who doesn't own a hatstand. Today he attempts to balance his Creative Director role with his Editor-in-Chief status. Despite the amount of coffee in his veins, he bleeds emerald green.

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