Maybe you know Kumi Tanioka as a composer, arranger, or pianist, or maybe you don’t know her at all! But considering her immense contributions to Final Fantasy XI and the Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles series over the years, you may have heard her work, regardless. Today our small panel convenes to discuss some of Tanioka’s well-known work and lesser-known contributions to the music scene. Each of these songs feature her as a composer, performer, arranger, or even a combination. Kumi Tanioka is truly a multi-talented musician worth celebrating.
Featuring: Mike Salbato, Hilary Andreff, Patrick Gann; Edited by Jono Logan
Links for this episode
0:05:00 – Gustaberg (Kumi Tanioka) – Final Fantasy XI OST
0:09:10 – Monster Ronde (Tanioka and Yui Morishita, piano duet!) – Piano Collections Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles
0:33:50 – Wish… (comp. by Ryuji Iuchi, arr. and piano by Kumi Tanioka, vocals by Emi Evans) – Shenmue Piano Collection
0:39:12 – Zaurak Terminal ★ (comp. by Kumi Tanioka) – Code Age Commanders OST
0:55:27 – The Girl Who Stole the Stars (Piano Duo ver) (Yasunori Mitsuda, arr. Yui Morishita) – CHRONO ORCHESTRA Arrangement BOX
1:00:23 – Dungeons of Lost Time (comp. by Kumi Tanioka) – Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: EVERY BUDDY! OST
1:27:07 – Hilary’s Bonus Track!
Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: EVERY BUDDY! OST
CHRONO ORCHESTRA Arrangement BOX
Note: Digital releases do not include the third piano arrange disc.
Code Age Commanders OST
Final Fantasy XI OST
Piano Collections Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles
Shenmue Piano Collection
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