Falcom Fan-Led Tribute Album for “Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure” Now Available; 14 Tracks, Features Original Composer

The previously announced fan-led tribute arrangement album for the Nihon Falcom-developed action JRPG, Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure, has recently fully premiered.

These 14 tracks by the fan group Resonant Union unite the efforts of several individuals, including one of the original composers for the game, Eiichiro Yanagi (Takahide Murayama).

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.

Every song is listed below alongside its leading artist:

  1. The Legendary Drill [Philip Saguil]
  2. Tomorrow We’ll All Be Friends [Philip Saguil]
  3. Euro Beat Poco [R-Man]
  4. T-T-T-Terrible! [Philip Saguil]
  5. The Phantom World [Zoomlight]
  6. Plop! Goes the Whirling Wizard [Justin Thornburgh]
  7. The Silence of Negative Ions [E-Sarge]
  8. Dance in the Forest [R-Man]
  9. Rainbow-Colored Phantoms Can’t Swim [Uchulups]
  10. Sight of Silence [MB]
  11. The Mysterious Phantom Egg [Philip Saguil]
  12. Rocky Nebula [sincx]
  13. To Make the End of Digging [Philip Saguil]
  14. Soaring Through the Melancholy Skies [Eiichiro Yanagi]

For those unaware of Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure, 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.

The full album and its artwork can be downloaded via the file-sharing service MEGA, which also houses notes from the various arrangers. (Thanks for including me in the credits as part of the Special Thanks section! You all didn’t have to do that, but I appreciate it.)

Additionally, the album has also been added to the Video Game Music Database.

You can listen to the fan-led tribute album for Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure, “Guru Guru Jam!” below.

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