Anireal is a video game-inspired soundtrack with a focus that’s near and dear to my heart. As a survivor of abuse as a younger man, Calbert “Schematist” Warner presents Anireal, which was inspired by the life story of a friend and video game developer, Jessica Fong. It’s an emotional, contemplative electronic soundtrack/album to healing, with proceeds to be donated to helping others on their journey to recovery through the New York Center for Children. It’s available wherever digital music can be found. The album is a story told in musical form for the growth of Jessica, and is not an album to be missed, even if only to donate towards helping victims of child abuse. Do consider going to Bandcamp, iTunes, or Spotify and purchase this album.
“After several conversations with fellow composers and artists, I noticed the topic of mental health was an area that was frequently ignored or unexplored,” comments Warner. “While meeting Jessica Fong and hearing her talk so candidly about her abusive past, I realized I had more than enough motivation to create this project. I was heavily inspired by videogame composers such as Yuzo Koshiro, Nobuo Uematsu, Shoji Meguro and Zircon and wanted to blend a variety of styles together to create a convincing melodic storytelling experience and I am proud of the end result.”