Wednesday, March 25, 2020

MIDI Week Singles: "Stardew Valley Overture" - Stardew Valley (NS)

"Stardew Valley Overture" from Stardew Valley on Nintendo Switch and Every Other Platform (2016)
Composer: ConcernedApe
Album: Stardew Valley Original Game Soundtrack
Label: Bandcamp
Publisher: ConcernedApe / Chucklefish
Developer: ConcernedApe

The other day, Monday specifically, Conklederp decided to revisit Stardew Valley, a game that she played a lot about three years ago but has not played in much over the last couple of years.  But when she started the game and the opening theme came on, I think that we were both hit with a sense of familiar calm.  I am pretty sure that this desire to play came about from two sources.  The first being that over the weekend Conklederp and I started up our garden out front again, planting bell pepper and some strawberry starters (only finding out that the seed packets from last year had fallen on the ground in the shed and had since gone bad).  The second source was probably from all of the Animal Crossing postings going around the last five days.  And with us not having Animal Crossing: New Horizon, Stardew Valley looked like the next

I think that both of us just really needed something familiar and soothing and calming at that moment (and probably for the next month or so).  And what is better than nostalgia about a stress free gardening experience?  ConcernedApe (aka Eric Barone) really nailed the style of the music to go with this type of farming sim and there is really nothing more to say.

~JWfW/JDub/Cooking Crack/Jaconian

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