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Waves of Eternity

It took me a bit longer than expected, but at last I can present a new song: Waves of Eternity!

Fire Emblem Warriors is coming out soon, so I thought it would be a good occasion to make another FE remix. Personally I’m not too excited for the game, because I don’t really know what to expect from a game where Hinoka sounds like Diddy Kong…

Hinoka Diddy by FictionalCanvas

…not to be disrespectful to the VA of course! I’m just saying~

Waves of Eternity features Together We Ride, the Fire Emblem Main Theme and Lost in Thoughts All Alone from Fire Emblem Fates. Now the special thing about the song is that it actually features Azura’s lovely singing voice, the more or less complete vocals of the latter (more or less because it doesn’t feature Shigure’s part and I left out a line of the bridge).

At this point I have to lower your expectations a bit. The vocals actually aren’t entirely ‘clean’ but in fact just the normal song where the instrumental version has been subtracted. It’s an interesting technique that you can use with the right tools and if you have the instrumental version available. But it usually leaves a fair amount of background noise. In this case it worked fairly well, so I wanted to give it a shot.

Working with vocals in general is rather difficult for me, so I hope I did an OK job. I think the vocals can be heard clearly – except for some sounds that can’t really be heard for some reason –  the instruments and beat aren’t too overpowering and Together We Ride and the accordion add some spice to the mix – in my opinion at least. So let’s hear it:

Waves of Eternity (356 downloads)

 

And here’s the video, the song sounds a bit weird to me on YouTube, but at least it features on-screen lyrics:

 

I’m thinking of making an instrumental version (at least for the Best of 2017 album), but it would be much shorter, since there isn’t nearly as much to show without the vocals. I gotta admit, the song turned out pretty long anyway…

Next up is a Super Mario remix. Super Mario Odyssey is coming out soon after all! And after that it’s finally time for this year’s Halloween mix~

Waves of Eternity Preview

I know some of you have been checking this website to look for the latest song that was scheduled for today – and now that there’s nothing here, you’re probably wondering what’s going on, right?

Well the thing is: working with vocals is hard! (…not DK Rap-like vocals, that’s fairly easy – I mean actual singing) It certainly didn’t help that I was feeling tired and not motivated at all the whole week…so I won’t be able to finish the song and video today, I can only give you a little preview.

Fire Emblem Warriors is coming out in about two weeks, so I wanted to make a song for that (although I’m personally not too excited for the game at all). Luckily that means there is still some time to make this song – but my schedule will probably get messed up…

Actually it’s more a lucky coincidence though, since I had the vocals for Lost in Thoughts All Alone lying around for a while. They are not absolutely clean (it’s more a hack where you subtract the instrumental version from the song), but for what it is, it’s pretty good. But since there is still a bit of noise in the background of the singing, getting the mixing right is even more difficult than it already is. I just want the song to turn out as good as possible – well, as good as I can make it.

So here we go, I’ll just show you what I have so far:

preview version of Waves of Eternity

Be aware that this is a beta version and that I might change sounds and whole parts of the song if I feel that it’s better that way. My goal is to finish the song before next Sunday. Since I’m working during the week I can’t do that much – but I’ll try.

And since we’re here…did you notice something? I gave the website a new look, I hope you like it as much as I do!

Soulless Enemies [Cold Edit]

At last, while we’re still in a Metroid mood: here’s the promised Soulless Enemies remake!

Soulless Enemies was a Metroid Medley I made back in 2011, which featured mainly Boss Themes. However, I was able to sneak in some of my favorite non-battle tunes as well: the Echoes Main Theme and Lower Norfair.

This time, I COULD even think of an excuse to include them: the Echoes Main Theme represents the Ing and part of that tune plays during the second phase of the Emperor Ing Boss Fight, while in Metroid: Samus Returns, Lower Norfair plays in all hot places, even replacing the Metroid Boss Theme if the battle takes place in such an area.

Anyway, what’s new? The sound is more, uh, developed? It’s definitely up to par now. More importantly: it now features the Noxus Battle Theme and the epic Rundas Battle Theme – now if that doesn’t make it much better, then I don’t know what will! Here’s the song list in order:

  • Vs. Ridley [Super Metroid]
  • Samus Appears [Metroid]
  • Rundas Battle [Metroid Prime 3: Corruption]
  • Vs. Hive Totem [Metroid Prime]
  • Omega Ridley [Metroid Prime 3: Corruption]
  • Vs. Emperor Ing B [Metroid Prime 2: Echoes]
  • Echoes Main Theme [Metroid Prime 2: Echoes]
  • Gandrayda Battle [Metroid Prime 3: Corruption]
  • Vs. Sylux [Metroid Prime: Hunters]
  • Kraid’s Lair [Metroid]
  • Rundas Battle (again)
  • Vs. Noxus [Metroid Prime: Hunters]
  • Lower Norfair [Super Metroid]
  • Get Item Jingle/Item Acquisition Fanfare [Metroid]
  • Vs. Ridley (again)

Here we go:

Soulless Enemies [Cold Edit] (207 downloads)

 

And here’s the video. Since I experienced some technical difficulties during rendering I wasn’t able to add the Joe icon with the moving bars, instead you get pictures of the enemies fought – and in non-Boss themes cool Zero Suit Samus pictures. You have no idea how many pics I had to click through to find pics where she didn’t look TOO sexy:

 

And that’s enough Metroid for now. Go and play Samus Returns if you haven’t already – in my opinion that game turned out absolutely amazing~

I’m thinking of doing either a Zelda or Fire Emblem song next, but we’ll see about that. You’ve noticed how reliable these announcements can be…

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 (176 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 (277 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 (177 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.