Patrick Reeves is a talented intense young classical guitarist and budding composer that has trusted us to capture this fantastic performance of a lyrical video game classic of his own arrangement. His playing is clear, open, and engaged with feeling and intention. He produces the kind of swells in mood that you can only get from getting out of grid mode or relying on a click track. For this recording we used a stereo pair of AKG 451’s for clarity and spread and the always buttery Royer 121 up close. What you hear is 1 take of this very difficult tune filmed from 2 angles capturing the intense concentration and polyphonic movement of well-trained hands doing what they were meant to do. It was a sincere pleasure as his former teacher and fan to film and record this difficult piece he arranged at only 20 years old.