Falcom Fans Announce Arrangement Album for ‘Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure’ Featuring Original Game Composer; Releasing April 2023

The fan musician group, Resonant Union, has announced that they have composed 13 new arrangements based on the soundtrack of the Nihon Falcom-developed classic, Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure.

For those unaware of this title, the developer, primarily known for their work on the Trails and Ys series, launched Gurumin in 2004 for PC before seeing PSP and 3DS ports down the line. This action JRPG focuses on a young girl named Parin as she moves in with her grandfather in a new town after her parents are assigned to work overseas. However, she discovers a path to another world, one full of friendly monsters. Parin then decides to wield the legendary drill she finds to help the monsters from threats known as Phantoms.

The game is pretty comfy and is one of many underrated gems in Falcom’s extensive catalog. Further, the soundtrack is expectedly fantastic, being one of the more distinct ones in the developer’s library. It’s often jovial and undeniably catchy, instilling the title with an identity all its own.

Resonant Union has also confirmed that composer Eiichiro Yanagi (Takahide Murayama), known for his work on countless Japanese media, including Ar nosurge and A Tale of Melodies, has participated in this project. He was an original composer for Gurumin, too.

Moreover, wolfy, known for their work on achievement art for official Western Falcom game releases on PC, has contributed to this fan-led effort by illustrating the album’s cover artwork, viewable below:

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We’ll be sure to inform you all of this album’s release, “Guru Guru Jam!” which is scheduled for April 15, 2023. For now, you can check out its first promotional trailer below:

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