Fresh off collaborating with some of SEA’s best for the SoundLab artiste residency at The Dusun, Filipino producer similarobjects – co-founder of BuwanBuwan Collective and Darker Than Wax signee – has just released the first ‘chapter’ off his Materia Overlord series of tracks; JRPG heads would instantly recognise it as a Final Fantasy tribute from the name alone. ‘Gil Plus’ begins in a style not dissimilar to vintage Nobuo Uematsu (think the 16-bit era) before it segues to a house-y beat throughout — and going full circle to the VGM-informed sound of its beginning with its nostalgic coda. Ah, to be able to ride a Chocobo on the overworld map again.
Stream and/or download the track below:
More from similarobjects here.