Video game music with a classical twist. Michael Gluck, who performs under the stage name Piano Squall, recently released his debut album, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is benefiting from it.
GAME features an original arrangement and performance of over two-dozen songs from video games and anime, including Final Fantasy, Naruto, Super Mario World, Chrono Trigger, Cowboy Bebop, Mega Man, Chrono Cross, Full Metal Alchemist, Tetris, and Evangelion. Highlights include Michael's signature Final Fantasy Battle Medley, which blends nine Final Fantasy battle themes together into a single spectacular piece.
Since 2003, Michael has raised tens of thousands of dollars for charities across the US, and has partnered with Electronic Arts for the release of GAME. Twenty percent of the proceeds of the sale of GAME will to go help the National MS Society.
"I am always exploring new ways to combine my love of videogame and anime music with my mission to fight Multiple Sclerosis, and I couldn't be more excited about the launch of GAME," said Michael.
The CD is available for purchase at the Official website, where you'll also find a free demo of the compilation.