One of the most popular tracks I composed for the original WipEout game. As there are two interpretations of this track on the album, this and Messij Received, I thought it a good idea to have them open and close the album.
Messij Received is a little more on the wistful side, and more fitting as the track to close the album.
Why "Bobbing Boat"? Well, at around the 2'06" mark in the track, it just makes me feel like we're listening to this track out at sea for some reason.
Although I began this album with the intention that all the mixes would be slow, ambient, meandering tracks, I soon decided that chilling out didn't require all the music to be super mellow. I think this version of Messij still has some get-up-and-go to it, without being too in-your-face.
I also like the fact that it begins in a kinda 8 bit blip-blop style!
And those cheesy 80s horn stabs near the end? They are actually a tip of the hat to my friend Shaun Morris. I thought he might appreciate them. ;o)
A true game OST classic, like Minecraft Alpha & Beta by C418.
I am still sad FEZ II got cancelled while listening to this.
Spending hours in FEZ unraveling it's mysteries to these equally mysterious-sounding tracks was some food for the soul. SilverFolfy
After I saw the trailer for FEZ on Switch, I’ve been tracking down that remix, and finally, I’ve found it. It’s such a lovely song. Also, now I know where Kompass, one of my favorite songs came from. & ZEF’s cover art is painful and I hate it & The Impartation also has a painful cover but I can forgive it because it’s wondrous & glorious & very enjoyable. Also, why the HELL is this album ONE DOLLAR? It’s worth so much more than that. hatlesss