Posts Tagged ‘Zircon’
Jimmy Hinson, also known in the video game music community as Big Giant Circles, just released his original debut album Impostor Nostalgia. The release features over 75 minutes of retro and VGM-inspired tunes, fusing modern-day electronic music with chip sounds of yesteryear. Impostor Nostalgia includes a wealth of guest appearances from big names such as Alexander Brandon, C418, Disasterpiece, Josh Whelchel, Pongball, Souleye and zircon. This album has been long in the making, and it certainly shows in the quality of the work.
So there are those who like dubstep, and those who do not. I am firmly in the former camp, and in case you don’t believe where my loyalties lie, then just ask me how much I love this new mixtape by Dj CUTMAN. Right from the cold opening of Arion’s Pokémon Dubstep Theme Song as it builds into Pikachu dropping a lightning bolt of warbling bass, I’m already on board for the next 40 minutes.
The Legend of Dubstep heads out from the world of Pokemon to visit my old friend Spamtron with his NES Mix of Lost Woods. We hear more great Zelda remixes from Ephixa, including his own rendition of Lost Woods, and my personal favorite, Song of Storms. a classic Tetris tune by Doctor P, and get a little heavy hearted with remixes of Corrider of Time (Chrono Trigger) and Terra’s Theme (Final Fantasy 6) via Mekamodo, and Yeahdef respectively. Added all together you wind up with over half an hour of pulsating bass and chopped up, remixed VGM.
I highly suggest setting this album to play next time you are throwing down in a round of Mortal Kombat or the fighting game of your choice. I may be a little biased, but I am pretty sure every fight was more awesome with dubstep.
That brings me to a question. What will be the first game to throw down with an original dubstep soundtrack. Although, I hope, with asking the question, someone will point me to an amazing one that has already been made. Then I won’t even have to do any of the leg work.
Anyway, go grab this album via Dj CUTMAN’s website. Then let him know that if he ever does another dubstep mix, that Zircon’s latest track, Ashes to Ashes, included on the recently released Harmony of a Hunter, has got to be worked in somehow.
The original Metroid was released on August 6, 1986 and went on to become a successful and enduring video game series. To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the Metroid enthusiast website Shinesparkers released the fan arrangement album Harmony of a Hunter. The release covers various music from the series remixed in a variety of genres. Some of the biggest names in the arrangement community have contributed to the album, including OverClocked ReMix regulars DarkeSword, Mazedude, The Orichalcon, prophetik and zircon.
The folks of OverClocked ReMix are at it again. After the huge success that was their last compilation, Serious Monkey Business, folks from OCR have banded together once again to pay tribute to an overlooked classic from the Final Fantasy series. Final Fantasy V The Fabled Warriors is that tribute. The first album of this five part series is available now at the official site, and boasts some incredible talent, including some of my favorites such as Sixto Sounds and Another Soundscape.
The album kicks off with some intense rocking courtesy of Sixto Sounds and the opening track The Path to Glory ~Theme of Bartz~. From there we hear an ear catching rendition of In the Shadows ~Theme of Thief~ by Another Soundscape. He creates a catchy, eccentric movement that adds a ton of texture to this song. Darkesword works his magic on his track Little Black Book ~Theme of Black Mage~, an up tempo hip hop styled ominous mix that brings the mood to a subterranean dance lair. Another incredible track comes our way thanks to Zircon and Vessel of the Void ~Theme of Exdeath~, a foreboding industrial track that might be my favorite piece on the album so far. This first chapter of this series comes to a close with DarkeSword and his wonderful rendition of this albums title theme, See You Next Time ~WIND~.
You must know by now, that this being OCR and all, that the album is available for free download, so hurry up and grab this amazing tribute at ff5.ocremix.org and start twiddling your thumbs in anticipation of Water, which looks to be set for release early 2011!
Recently our friends over at the gaming site Console Alliance have collected and released a free download of a great collection of video game inspired music. Included are several classic and new remixed tracks from well known VG inspired musicians. With the likes of zircon, djpretzel, Joshua Morse and many more this is a collection you can’t go wrong with. The remixes themselves span a wide strata of games, from Pilotwings to Mirror’s Edge, there are games old and new, and of pretty much every conceivable genre. You can grab the album at the Console Alliance’s download page for the album Also of note is that if you join the Console Alliance community, you will get a special version of the album, with five more bonus remixes.
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Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix Official Soundtrack. Wow, if that wasn’t a mouthful before. Anyway, DJ Pretzel has announced via OverClocked ReMix that the soundtrack to capcoms new downloadable remake of SF2 is now available free from the site. Hit this link right here to check out an incredible album of new music from AE, Shael Riley, Grammar Club, DJ Pretzel, Zircon, Mazedude, and a ton more!
The album is 66 tracks all remakes of songs from the original SFIITurbo. Worth a download for everyone who use to spend their quarters at the local arcade back in the day.
In fact I am downloading the torrent now!