Kailis music is heavily inspired
by Chrono Trigger, The Final Fantasy series, the Legend of Zelda
series, and the Breath of Fire series musical scores.
I love writing orchestral
themes, but I also add a mix of tribal instruments. This is what
Kailis has the most of.
I try to be quite original when
it comes to making songs for this game, even if I have a lot of
influences to guide them.
And one final note, Friendship
and Loyalty was inspired by the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of
When I first began working with
Kailis, believe it or not, musical scores were the last thing on
my mind. It wasn't until I actually began working with the game
maps and mechanics that I realized how vital and enriching music
will be for this game. We wanted to bring the player into the
story by capturing their imagination and sending it on an
enriching story and game to play. Coincidentally we actually had
no music to further capture this effect. And so I began to write
down my thoughts on what I felt would complete the game. From
there we revised ideas and tossed ideas back and forth between
designer and musician to create the beautiful soundtrack that
will accompany these games.
Due to the graphics of the game,
we wanted to stay consistent with the general cartoon-like and
serious feel the game portrays. Thus a lot of tracks focus
around these aspects to sound a certain way.
Some songs were remade where
others simply hooked on the first try. This effort of trial and
error definitely sets a standard for the music.
One of my favorite songs, sadly
not as a sample, gives me a feeling I haven't experienced since
I played Final Fantasy 10, this one song caused this "chilling"
effect on me, and since then I had yet to hear a song that was
up to par with it, Matt simply hit this effect directly on with
the song and I'll forever covet this one song.