Time to start off this year’s album project, here is the first song of VG Arch Rivals Vol. 4: Meta Knight vs Galacta Knight!
Hopefully this doesn’t need much introduction. They are both from the Kirby universe, look somewhat similar, their battle theme is somewhat similar and their fighting style is somewhat similar too. They met each other when Meta Knight was like “I want to fight the most powerful warrior in the universe!”. And that was Galacta Knight until the moment Meta Knight beat him.
Actually both of their themes already appeared together in the album version of Meta Battle (Sounds Alike Vol. 1), but the main focus in this song is quite different. Aside from both characters’ battle themes I also included some Halberd themes, namely Revenge of Meta Knight and Taking Over the Halberd. So let’s hear how it sounds:
Didn’t know Revenge of Meta Knight could sound so catchy…I hope that was a good way to start off the new Arch Rivals. Now, the next rivals should arrive in 2 weeks as usual. There are still some very important rivals to cover!
So I’ve been trying to work on another True Disciple song, switching up some of the themes originally included, BUT it didn’t quite work out in the end. Seeing as the expectations for such songs are also really high, I don’t want to risk giving you anything mediocre.
Instead, I’ll announce the results of the votingtoday. In case you forgot, we had a voting going on on YouTube which project I should do this year, either the next installment of VG Arch Rivals or another Sounds Alike. The results are pretty clear, as you can see:
Now that we have the results, why wait? If all goes according to plan, we’ll start with the first song of VG Arch Rivals Vol. 4 next Sunday. I hope to see you then!
A little early this time, but here’s another song for all of you: Yamabeats!
It’s a remix of Shikieiki’s Theme – Fate of Sixty Years – from Touhou 9: Phantasmagoria of Flower View. She has always been of my favorite Touhou characters. That’s actually why Joe (the website avatar) wears similar clothes in many of the older pictures.
Those of you who still remember the Touhou Remix Project might notice that Yamabeats actually sounds faintly similar to one of the bonus songs (Final Judgement). It certainly has been a while. More than 7 years actually.
It’s been 2 and a half years since the last Disciple Month and only recently I got the idea of making what you’re about to hear.
In the original Disciple of Time many people wondered why Primal Dialga, the definition of time for Poképersons, wasn’t included. My reasoning back then was that it was already included in Disciple of the Light.
Obviously the Pokémon that represents time would fit much better in Dsiciple of Time than Light, no? Well, the thing is: Light came first. And at that moment, there was no indication that I’d ever follow up with something like Disciple of Time. Uh, decisions, right?
Well now I can stop bugging myself with that as you now have an alternative version that actually includes Primal Dialga – True Disciple of Time. The Extreme and Dark Impetus had to be sacrificed for that to happen – but you understand that, right?
Other than that there are some very minor adjustments I made, but nothing worth mentioning I guess. So without any further delay, let’s hear it:
And here we got the video, check out that new logo:
Do you like the new logo FictionalCanvas made? I still have to put that everywhere and who knows how long it’s gonna take for it to actually show up for everyone (caching and such).
Aside from that, I’m currently having a hard time motivating myself to work on new stuff. I’m trying to get out of this inspirational hole before the next big project begins, don’t forget to vote on what it should be here. We’re using YouTube’s new poll feature for that – it’s pretty simplistic, but it works pretty well so far.
Let’s start off this year with a remake of the Song of Gods!
I’ve been enjoying a little time without working on music, but now the wait is over and we can officially begin 2018. And we start with a mix featuring Oath to Order, Stone Tower Temple and Deku Palace from The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask.
As mentioned before, it’s a remake of the Song of Gods from 2011, although that version featured the Ballad of the Goddess instead of Deku Palace. Remastering the song was actually pretty difficult, I hope I did a decent job:
And this marks the start of another year full of music! According to the usual schedule, the next song is due in 2 weeks.
I have a lot of ideas for this year already, 2 contestants for this year’s special project (Sounds Alike Vol. 2 or VG Arch Rivals Vol. 3) and of course we’ll see some new Clad in Shadow songs as well. I hope you’re excited!
Another year is coming to its end and you know what that means: time for this year’s Best of album.
As usual it features all songs of 2017 which aren’t already on another album (like the Sounds Alike songs). The songs have been re-rendered for maximum quality and are available on bandcamp in different formats.
Actually a lot of the songs have been slightly altered for the album version, I’ll try to remember what I changed:
The Snippet Mutants/Greenhorn Funk/Divine Rhythm: Changed mastering completely to the one used in the latest songs. I think it sounds cleaner that way.
Show Me Ya Moves/Ndoplasma/Formidable Battleground: Changed mastering completely to the one used in the latest songs. Also changed the song structures a bit since it was no longer necessary that these songs are loop-able.
Thousand Eyes Disciple: Added some chords to the Zero Two part so it sounds more powerful.
Sick Beats: Changed the transition after the Super Mario part. Should sound a little smoother now.
A Hunter’s Journey: Added some oomph to the Lower Norfair part. Does it sound better now? I hope so.
Super Mario Super Fun: Changed the song structure so the transitions would be a bit smoother. Also changed the mixing for Jump Up, Super Star and added some effects. That part specifically should sound much better now.
Night of the Spider: Slight changes in transitions and some sounds and the ending. Now it sounds pretty nice >:]
Thu’um Like Thunder: Removed some of the shouts.
Industrial Rhythm: Added even more oomph to it.
Silver Spell: Adjusted the Silver Mountain part a bit.
Quite a lot right? Sounds like downloading the album will be worth it! Here’s where you can get the album, it will be available for free for a limited amount of time (just type 0,00 when asked for the price):
And of course, here’s the video. I tried to showcase the changes specifically, if you go to 14:20 you’ll instantly notice that for example:
And that’s it for 2017. I wish you all a Happy New Year, let’s hope for a nice 2018! >:]
Time for the final mix of the year, inspired by last year’s crazy medley Sonic Boom (although with a rather uninspired name): Expand Nice!
I could not come up with an interesting or descriptive name for this one, so have some memes instead! I included songs I like a lot and (mostly) have worked with before, so no big surprises here (except one).
This mix actually took a while to make (as you might have noticed), although it didn’t take as long as it seemed since I’ve just been playing the Dark Souls series so much the recent month. Anyway, here are the songs in order:
Grabbag – Duke Nukem 3D
Bad Boss Boogie – Donkey Kong Land
Woodman’s Theme – Mega Man 2 >:]
Death By Glamour – Undertale
King Dedede’s Theme – Kirby’s Dreamland
Ken’s Theme – Street Fighter II
Bad Boss Boogie (again)
U. N. Owen was her? – Touhou 6: Embodiment of the Scarlet Devil
Bad Boss Boogie (one last time)
I also included a little bit of the DK Rap, but merely for transitioning purposes. At two parts they’ll shout “D-K-Kong, huh!” – I’m well aware that the ‘K’ stands for ‘Kong’ already but it just sounded so cool so whatever~