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Choose a song

Today we’ll do a special thing: a poll! Because simply showing previews of songs isn’t good enough, I’ll let you choose which of these 3 you’d like to see finished next! Seeing as there isn’t much traffic at the moment, I’ll play safe and make an announcement video on YouTube to be sure enough people vote (voting does not require a registration or anything! in fact everything should work with a Google account by now).

The first part of the voting ends on Tuesday already, because I’ll need to know which of the songs I should finish until next Monday (it’s Easter holiday and I won’t be able to upload before Monday). After that we’ll have another poll where you can vote for the next song of the remaining two entries.

Before you vote below, here are the contestants:

Alimbic Insanity

This is already my personal favorite for the voting. You might remember this song from last year’s voting. It got third place along with the other Metroid song and I never really finished it. Now seems to be the right time to have another look at Alimbic Insanity, a Metroid Prime: Hunters remix, although the general idea (a remix of Gorea Phase 2) has already been abandoned. While the beginning is still the same, the song is now more a Hunters medley, which is some sort of Gorea Phase 1. I tried to make the Hunter themes fit together so they can ALL PLAY TOGETHER AT ONCE. You already get a small glimpse at that. Maybe I’ll also add another Metroid reference…

Alimbic Insanity (preview)

Brinstar Alchemy

Formerly known as “Plants and Drums”, Brinstar Alchemy was the other Metroid song that lost last year’s voting. It’s a remix of Super Metroid’s Brinstar Overgrown with Vegetation Area. I planned to make it sound more House-inspired than usual, but I’m unsure if I can pull that off adequately. I’m trying some new mixing techniques with this one, so it’s a bit experimental, but might throw me in the right direction.

Brinstar Alchemy (preview)

Crest of Infinity

Now this is not a Metroid song and it’s actually new. If you’ve heard of or were lucky enough to play Demon’s Crest for the SNES, you’ll probably be pumped to see a song of this gem here. And if you haven’t heard of it, you might know the game’s protagonist Firebrand from Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3. Now here’s a little story: I recently looked for a game I played back in the days (I only remembered it included a Gargoyle and was for the SNES), so I found this gem and played it. I’m unsure if it even was the game I was looking for, but I’m glad I played it anyway. It’s not that long, but it’s simply fantastic, challenging and leaves you a lot of freedom. Most of the soundtrack includes epic organs, but the song that really hit me in the face was the Credits theme Memorial of the Fallen Ones (which is very similar to Beyond the Colosseum, probably the most popular song of the game), not only because it felt very nostalgic, showing all the places you’ve been to and the bosses you fought. I thought I could make a great, a little bit more upbeat mix of it. Now take the “little bit” x10 and you get Crest of Infinity. More or less. Also Zero 2. Have a listen:

Crest of Infinity (preview)

So much text for such a little poll…now that you managed to go through this wall of text to know the contestants, get your digital pencils out and vote below! The results will be revealed on Wednesday along with the second poll for the remaining two entries. I wonder what you’ll choose?

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Fragmented Memories

A new animated series has been added to the OST section, which will in fact feature mostly original character themes. The Walfas-styled series takes place after the events of Super Mario: Vanishing Existence (also in the OST section) and was made by VanishingSVST. I just recently finished the first beta song “With Evil Intentions”, the theme of the series’ main antagonist, so I thought it’d be the right time to add these videos. Although the song didn’t turn out exactly as dark or evil as it should…it’s more catchy than anything. Perhaps you want to have a listen:

To get you in the right mood, here’s the first episode of Fragmented Memories, two more episodes are waiting for you in the OST section:

I’ll upload some samples of the songs I’m currently working on at the end of the week, so stay tuned!

Master of the Elements

At last we’ve reached the finale of Disciple Month 2! That means an epic and hopefully nostalgic mix awaits you, incorporating parts of all the songs of Disciple Month 2. On the other hand this also means Disciple Month 2 is officially over and we can (for now) return to the usual remixes. Next week I’ll show you what I have in mind, but for now let’s enjoy the grand finale of this amazing “month”!

Of course this also means that the album “Master of the Elements” has been officially released, which includes the 4 Disciple songs as well as Master of the Elements. However, Lightning and Light have both been slightly upgraded for this release. It’s available for free (unless you feel it’s worth more than that) and I suggest you download it. More specifically, if you want to download the song, there is no alternative! *evil laugh*

For reference, here’s the video:

Site update

As you might notice, by the time of this post the site has gotten quite an update. Most importantly, the “Music” section has been renamed to “Remixes”, because other sections (like “OST” and “Album Projects”) have music as well. Section names shouldn’t be misleading~

There’s still some sections missing, most prominently the Touhou remixes and Mixed Franchise/Crossover section, also the missing pictures have for now been replaced by…a question mark! (I’m so creative!) There are now icons for the pages and categories as well, although there are some question marks too…VanishingSVST is a busy guy, so don’t rush him!

Speaking of pictures, two new ones have been added:

Those barrels…are dangerous!
Get in the Christmas mood…in spring!

Finally, I also added new sections, yay! You got:

Pretty much, thanks for reading. I hope I can make everything clear so I can release the album Master of the Elements on Sunday. Stay tuned and enjoy your stay!

Master of the progress

I wanted to share that I’m making some decent progress with the Master of the Elements. Although I don’t have a sample to show you anything yet (wtf!). Working on it is kinda eh compared to Lord of the Elements, because the whole song just seems so scripted. I don’t think it will be able to live up to your expectations in the end. To be honest I’ll be kinda happy when this is over, this whole month just felt like it wouldn’t give me much freedom. Not that I’m very creative in the first place…but I still felt limited. Nevertheless, it was again a very interesting experience and I’m happy we could do pretty much all of the Summon Spirit Elements and that I could include a lot of tunes you guys suggested even if it played only for a few seconds. I still have two elemental specials planned, although they won’t be directly connected to Disciple Month 2. One will focus on the Four Lords of the Elements in Final Fantasy IV, the other will try to include all elements and be called “Ulitmate Elemental Being”. I wonder how that will turn out…

Lord of the Elements had this amazing song from Xenoblade mixed in, that’s almost impossible to top. Now what I did for Master of the Elements is…I used two other songs which should be worth a big finale.

The first is kinda similar in epicness compared to “You Will Know Our Names”, sadly only the beginning seemed to fit. I wonder if I should make a remix of just that song one day:

The second will be really unexpected for you, but I guarantee you that it adds quite some awesome to the song (especially the part around 0:22):

Now the song is like I said pretty scripted. Naturally it has its own take on Fighting of the Spirit but also includes the Fighting of the Spirit parts of the 4 elements of this month. This time it was quite a bit harder to make them somewhat fit together honestly. Like last time, I also integrated one other part of each element. In case you’d like to know and not be surprised which parts I chose, see below. I chose the ones that seemed to fit best and didn’t disrupt the song flow too much, rather than choosing favorites. It should feel like there are multiple things in it, but it all belongs together (somehow). Are you hyped for Master of the Elements already? I sure hope so!


*SPOILERS* Elemental parts *SPOILERS*
– Earth: Stone Tower Temple
– Water: Crush Crawfish Stage
– Lightning: Flying Battery Zone
– Light: Brahman/Oath to Order

Disciple of the Light

“I call upon the light of the heavens! I summon thee. Come! Luna!”

Well this is crazy. No other Disciple song has so much stuff in it. I think I included most of the stuff you guys asked for even if it only plays for a felt second (applies to Flash Man and Marisa). In the end, this song turned out more on the slow side. There is a speed after the Primal Dialga part, but in general it is and feels slower than the other Disciple songs. It’s more of an epic song, well suited for the final element.

Disciple of the Light (214 downloads)

Well, with that out of the way…expect the final song of Disciple Month 2, Master of the Elements next, which is a compilation of the Disciple Month 2 songs with some extra. Pretty much like Lord of the Elements. I have some additional plans with those Disciple songs, but Master of the Elements will officially end Disciple Month 2.

Comments, registration and avatars

Today I want to talk about some bugfixes and additional features I added to the website the last few days.

Yesterday I solved a problem many users had with registering. They didn’t receive the e-mail with the password, which should now be corrected. It should also be possible by now to post comments using Google+, if you don’t really want to register (who needs that many accounts anyway?).

Some users had issues with replying to comments. Specifically, replies to comments on the “Suggestions” page where moved to the “About” page for some reason. I manually moved the comments where they belong to. I still have no idea why this happened, but I installed some plug-ins that will hopefully make the replying and commenting system a bit more intuitive and working as it should. Hopefully.

Also, you should now be able to change your avatars for this site by editing your profile. WordPress usually uses Gravatar for that, but I added a feature that let’s you use your Google+ or Facebook avatar. To use your Google+ avatar, you’ll only need your Google+ ID, which can be found in the address bar while viewing your Google+ profile. For example:
It shows that my Google+ ID is 115088168623311292787.

You can also like pages and posts. Maybe you should try it out on this one~
I was also hoping for a plug-in that let’s you (dis)like comments, but I haven’t found a good one yet.

That’s pretty much it for now. I hope you’re having fun here!