Category Archives: Album projects

Best of 2016

Once again the year is ending, so it’s the right time to look back. We usually do this with a Best of album.

It features most songs of 2016 which aren’t already on another album (like the Arch Rival songs). Monster King had to be left out because the project file got kinda screwed up, so sorry about that. All other songs have been re-rendered for maximum quality and are available on bandcamp in different formats.

Some songs have been slightly altered for the album version, let me quickly list them here:

  • Frozen Warrior: Sylux part replaced by Noxus theme. Now the mix only features the ice-related hunters.
  • Eggcellent: All but one voice-effect (‘Time for a change of pace!’, because it really fits) removed, added some hits to the Sonic 3 Boss part to make up for that.
  • Kremling Boss: Added more power to the second transition to Gangplank Galleon to make it sound as powerful as the first.
  • Time to Battle: Added some oomph to You Will Know Our Names at the end by adding backing strings.
  • Eltale Battle: Significantly reduced ear rape and unnecessary hits to make the song more enjoyable.
  • Cave of Raves: Changed lead sounds for the Yoshi’s Island Cave parts so it would mix a little bit better.
  • Night of the Skeleton: Added an extra Grunty laugh, extended the ending with an extra powerful, pitch-upped repeat of Spooky Scary Skeletons. Added some 8-bit drums during build-up organ parts for Spooky Scary Skeletons. Added more intensity to the Betus Blues part.

Now enough chitchat, 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:

And that concludes 2016 for me. I wish you all a Happy New Year and I’ll see you again in 2 weeks!

VG Arch Rivals Vol. 3

Everything went exactly as planned, so I was able to release VG Arch Rivals Vol. 3 today, as announced:

What the preview doesn’t show you, are the hidden bonus songs

  • no voice versions of Pit vs Dark Pit and Star Fox vs Star Wolf
  • Porky’s Solo
  • Faces of Evil (CD-i Link vs CD-i Ganon)

which you can’t (shouldn’t be able to) get any other way. All of the songs have been re-rendered in max quality as usual, because you only deserve the best. Except for Ness vs Porky (additional drums), there haven’t been any noteworthy changes to the songs this time.

As for the download, I bought you guys 1,000 free downloads, after that I’ll leave it at 1€ like all the other albums. The 200 free downloads I get every month are simply not enough, you see! In general I decided that I’ll leave single songs like Ultimate Elemental Being available for free and the rest is gonna be the minimum price, that seems to work nicely.

So, be fast and get that album while it’s still free! Experience shows that even 1,000 free downloads are gone rather quickly. Move!

Here’s the release video:

 

Next up is the next special…yes, you know what time it is: time for this year’s Halloween Mix! This year we have Night of the Skeleton, and let me spoil that much: it will have Bonetrousle.

VGAR3 Bonus 2 – Faces of Evil

As it is tradition with VG Arch Rivals albums, there is a bonus track that can only be found on the album itself (and not downloaded in any other way).

The second and “full” bonus track of VG Arch Rivals Vol. 3 is Faces of Evil. Since some of you asked for Link vs Ganon I thought I should include that as well. …what do you mean, that’s not what you meant?

Faces of Evil features the songs Glutko Face (Link: The Faces of Evil), Sakado – Gibdo’s Cathedral (Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon), Goronu Face (Link: The Faces of Evil) and Reesong Palace – Goria’s Welcome (Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon), the biggest focus being on Glutko Face. While the games are infamous for their cut scenes and particularly terrible game play, I actually find the music pretty catchy. It certainly doesn’t have any kind if Zelda feel to it, that’s for sure.

Planned release for VG Arch Rivals Vol. 3 is (still) next Sunday, October, 23rd. Better mark that date in your calendar~

So here we go (as noted above, no download, sorry~):

 

Video:

 

And that’s it. Imma prepare the songs for the album now and I will hopefully be done by next Sunday so that the album can be released in time. See ya then!

VGAR3 Bonus 1 – Porky’s Solo

As it is tradition with VG Arch Rivals albums, there is a bonus track that can only be found on the album itself (and not downloaded in any other way).

As the title suggests, the third installment will have multiple bonus tracks…although not quite. There will be instrumental versions for those people who strictly don’t want anyone to talk during their musics because they think it’s annoying and/or distracting. This really only affects about 3 sound effects in two songs, so not that much of a deal.

A much bigger deal is Porky’s Solo. It’s an altered version of Ness vs Porky that only features Porky’s tunes. So it starts off the same way, but where you expect Eight Melodies to play, it skips right to Piggy Guys and extends that part a bit before it returns to Natural Killer Cyborg. Thus it retains the darker Porky feel throughout the whole song.

I also added some drums so the whole thing sounds more GROOOOOOVY (get it~). The additional ‘groove’ affects Ness vs Porky as well, which you’ll find on the album when it’s finished. Planned release for VG Arch Rivals Vol. 3 is October, 23rd. Better mark that date in your calendar~

So let’s hear it (as noted above, no download, sorry~):

 

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand here’s the video, it also features the album art for the upcoming release:

 

So, are the other bonus tracks gonna be the instrumental versions? No~

Next up is the true bonus song of VG Arch Rivals Vol. 3. It’s something that some of you have been asking for…but it’s probably not what you meant~

Star Fox vs Star Wolf

Prepare yourself for the last (regular) entry of VG Arch Rivals Vol. 3!

And we’re ending this one with a very nice rivalry: Star Fox vs Star Wolf! For this mix I decided to go with Corneria (Star Fox), obviously the Star Wolf Theme (Star Fox 64) and the Star Fox Theme (Star Fox 64). I think that’s the most fitting songs, lots of electronic sounds for Fox McCloud and epic trumpets for Wolf O’Donnell.

I’ve been thinking about including Corneria from Star Fox Zero as well, since that’s a really epic tune, but it would have been pretty difficult to fit that into the mix, so…at least I thought about it~

Star Fox vs Star Wolf (320 downloads)

 

And here’s the video:

 

Sorry to those who expected another Ace Attorney or something like that…but I’m certain this wasn’t the last “Arch rival month“. There’s still so many song ideas left, I’d love to do another one next year!

Next up are the extra songs which you can only get by downloading the full album. And I’ve prepared something special for that…

Ness vs Porky

It’s time for the fourth entry of VG Arch Rivals Vol. 3!

And we’re giving the Mother series some well-deserved and long overdue love with Ness vs Porky/Pokey. The mix includes Piggy Guys (Mother 3), Pokey Means Business (EarthBound) and Natural Killer Cyborg (Mother 3) to represent Porky’s side, on the other hand we have Eight Melodies (EarthBound) and Pollyanna (Mother).

There’s a lot of great animations with amazing tunes about the Mother series, especially EarthBound, with tons of love put into it. For example, check out Porky, Pokey and Tears and POLLYANNA: An Animated Earthbound Tribute. Compared to these gems, this is just a little medley. Not even trying to compete here.

Still, this is actually my first remix featuring only songs from the Mother series (we had Electrocuted a good while ago, which was a Natural Killer Cyborg remix mixed with some surprisingly fitting Wily Stage music)*. I remember about 6-7 years ago, I tried to remix Pokey Means Business, but kinda failed. And now, we get this. I’d say it’s at least quite the medley, featuring so many notable songs, no? I gotta say: I’m satisfied. So let’s get down to business:

*…thanks to forger343 for reminding me…I actually kinda forgot about that song XD

Ness vs Porky (205 downloads)

 

There really isn’t much to see in the video. But I share it anyway:

 

And that’s that. What was next…um…lemme check my notes…I think it was something coo-OH, that’s gonna be quite something. I wonder if I’ll be able to do it justice, though, I never really made a Corn- ah, now I almost spoiled it ;3

Kaguya vs Mokou

Let’s get it on with the third entry of VG Arch Rivals Vol. 3!

And the series finally gets some Touhou goodness with Kaguya vs Mokou. Obviously the themes featured are Kaguya’s Theme Lunatic Princess and Mokou’s Theme Reach for the Moon, Immortal Smoke (both from Touhou 8: Imperishable Night).

And that’s just it, the two immortals fighting it out. I wonder why? Is this even canon? I don’t know, but their themes are really cool. I almost forgot how much fun one can have with pianos!

As usual you’ll find the video and download below. Want to show your appreciation? Donate!

Kaguya vs Mokou (239 downloads)

 

There might not be that much in the video this time, but…you just gotta see that cute Kaguya:

 

I’m sure you’re wondering what’s next, right? Well, it’s gonna be from a series I haven’t made a single remix of yet. And it’s actually a well-known series since Smash and such…