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A Hunter’s Journey

Usually I’m no good with timing, but I THINK this one came out just right. The Metroid II Remake for the Nintendo 3DS is coming out this Friday, so we celebrate with the Metroid medley A Hunter’s Journey~

It’s STILL not the Soulless Enemies remake I promised, but instead a new song (that remake will come eventually though). It features mainly my favorite area tunes plus the main overworld theme from Metroid II: Return of Samus, Surface of SR388. The other themes are: Brinstar Vegetation Area, Lower Norfair (both Super Metroid), Tallon IV Overworld 2 (Metroid Prime) and a bit of the Echoes Main Theme (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, you know I love that tune~).

I hope this will get you in the right mood!

A Hunter's Journey (80 downloads)

 

Video time:

 

So, how much longer until the Halloween special? …uh, it’s still September…well, time to think of something then! I heard it was Hatsune Miku’s birthday a few days ago, maybe…idk. Or maybe the Soulless Enemies remake while everyone is still in a Metroid mood? Difficult decisions!

Thousand Eyes Disciple

Still no Metroid! What is this insanity! Here’s some backstory:

I finally finished all of my Wii U games and was able to get my Switch ready (maybe you’ve read about that in the last few lines on the last upload?). Since then I’ve been absorbed in playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild lately and dang, there’s so much to see! The only thing that left me a little disappointed so far was the absence of any memorable tunes, aside from some familiar re-appearances like Epona’s Song. I guess the background music is supposed to not distract you from your adventure…but that kinda worked for Wind Waker, that game had lots of memorable songs. But I haven’t nearly seen everything, so I’ll not give up hope just yet!

Anyway, enough Zelda. Now that you know the background, this song is something I threw together rather quickly, although I had the idea itself a good while ago. The Darkness part of Ultimate Elemental Being featured Miracle Matter and , and I wanted to see if I could turn that into its own song. Turns out I can – it was actually quite a lot of fun working on this and we haven’t had a Disciple-like song in ages anyway, so I hope you like the result too!

The mix itself is rather uncertain what it is. It’s kind of dark, epic and upbeat at the same time. It works for me – but what about you?

Thousand Eyes Disciple (184 downloads)

 

Time for the video, I hope that Kirby isn’t too distracting:

 

With that out of the way, I’ll head back to exploring. Maybe we can finally get some Metroid next time~

Sick Beats

First off, I know I hinted at some Metroid last time – turns out that might take a little longer than expected, but we’ll get to that eventually! Instead, have some Sick Beats!

For long-time fans (and I mean REAAAAALLY long-time) this should be a nostalgia blast, since this is actually a remake of one of my songs from 2011 You Look Sick, Mate. Let me take away that this new version is not arguably better in my opinion, I just wanted to update the song a bit while not straying too far from the original version.

In fact, I wasn’t feeling to motivated lately, so I wasn’t able to realize the remake of Soulless Enemies I promised, although I’ve started to work on it. I want to add some things to it, change some things, but I wasn’t really in the mood to do so…

Anyway, since I didn’t want to leave you hanging I worked on this little thing instead. Fun fact: I made this when I felt sick back in 2011, now I remake the song when I’m feeling a bit under the weather. Experience the healing properties of a Dr. Mario remix ;3

So…facts! The song is a mix of both of the most popular Dr. Mario tunes, Fever and Chill, but it also features a bit of the Super Mario Bros. Ground Theme. Compared to the original version, mainly the mixing is different, but I also tried to add some things, a little more variety, but don’t expect too much…

Sick Beats (124 downloads)

 

Here’s the video – don’t forget to comment there, I’m still reading all the comments I’m getting. In fact, leave a comment saying ‘Sick beats, dude!’ (without quotation marks) after you read this:

 

Alright, now Imma go back to finishing those unfinished games on my Wii U so I can finally unpack my Switch…

Thank!

You’ve been really generous recently, throwing money at me even though you do not need to! So here’s a big

THANK YOU!

Thanks to your efforts, I received a bunch of free download credits on bandcamp, so I decided to make ALL ALBUMS available for FREE until we run out of download credits.

So if there’s something you wanted to get, but hesitated until now, head to the album projects page or directly to bandcamp and grab what you can get – as long as it’s hot! Just remember to type in 0 when you’re asked for the amount you want to give! Maybe check out some of the older stuff too – it may be worth a listen.

Sounds Alike Vol. 1

Everything went as planned, so today I’m able to present: Sounds Alike Vol. 1!

And this one’s really worth it. Aside from the best quality thing I keep pointing out (which does in fact make little difference to me personally), all of the song have been at least slightly altered, partially thanks to your comments. Let’s look at it in detail:

  • Cheetah’d – one part has been changed to feature a small bit of Reverse? from No Game No Life (which is a reference to the Cornered Theme anyway)
  • Lunatic Stage 2 ~ Invisible Zero Virus – the ending part has been adjusted to feature Reisen’s Theme once more
  • Bad Boss Plateau – changed the part after the pitch change to sound more interesting and added one more line from the DK Rap
  • Natural Beat Robot – adjusted the instrumentation of the Devil Summoner Boss Theme in the second half of the song
  • Meta Battle – replaced the Ridley bridges in the second half of the song (after Omega Ridley and the tempo change) with references to the Galacta Knight Battle Theme
  • Bad Boss Plateau [instrumental] – see Bad Boss Plateau minus the DK Rap

As always, there’s a limited number of free downloads for it. Hard to say how long those will last.

So I’ve been thinking what’s next. I’ve actually been playing around with Vocaloid (English Miku and Gumi, specifically) quite a bit, but I’m not quite there to release a song featuring those anytime soon, so – no need to be upset just yet~

Aside from that, I still have a lot of stuff on my to do list (which is getting longer instead of shorter, oddly enough). I’m kind of in a Metroid mood and wanted to remake my Metroid Medley Soulless Enemies anyway, so I’ll probably settle with that. Unless I come up with something else, you never know!

Meta Battle

Ready for the finale? Prepare yourself for the 5th and final song of Sounds Alike Vol.1:

Metroid Gaiden – Meta Battle

Most impressive logo yet, right? Anyway, I’ve been waiting for this mix. Meta Knight meets Ridley – with a certain ninja joining in as well. To be exact, we have Ridley’s Theme, Meta Knight Battle Theme, Crash (Ninja Gaiden Sigma) and Omega Ridley (Metroid Prime 3: Corruption).

You’d expect an epic mix and that’s just what you get. After the Omega Ridley part at about halfway through the mix it picks up the pace and gets even faster. What an intense battle that must be…

Meta Battle (170 downloads)

 

And here’s the video:

And. That’s. It! Certainly a worthy finale for Vol.1 of this little series, right? In any case, I’m off to prepare the album now. If everything goes as planned, the album will release next Sunday. And then I’ll have to think about what comes next! See you then~

Natural Beat Robot

Are you ready for the fourth entry of Sounds Alike? No? Yes? It doesn’t matter, here we go:Shin Megami Tensei: Mega Man Moonwalker – Natural Beat Robot

That logo turned out to be such a mess. But there’s a good reason for that: we’ve got 4 different themes this time! Most of them have at least one very similar sounding part. We’ve got the Boss Theme from Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner, Natural Killer Cyborg from Mother 3, Wily Stage 1 from Mega Man 2 and Michael Jackson’s Beat It.

Long-time fans probably remember Electrocuted, which already included 2 of those themes. This is certainly a step up though. I’m especially happy that I was able to include the Devil Summoner Boss Theme there. I like the tune, so I tried to start sequencing it to make a remix of it. Sadly, that didn’t really go so well…but that doesn’t matter now, since I was able to include my favorite part in a song after all!

Natural Beat Robot (137 downloads)

 

Here are some visuals for you:

Only one more to go! The finale is something I wanted to do for a while now. I don’t think it’s gonna be easy, but as usual I’ll try my best! I think you’ll appreciate it. We’ll see in two weeks!