Category Archives: Album projects

Clad in Shadow Vol. 1

As promised, I present to you today: Clad in Shadow Vol. 1!

The album is already out since yesterday, so act fast! There’s a limited number of free downloads, only about 150 remaining as of the release of this post.

Some relevant facts:

  • The song Shadow Dial is a bit different, I wanted to fix some of the clashing melodies, so you get an exclusive version of Shadow Dial.
  • The album also features an exclusive instrumental version of Shadow Dong. For those who aren’t into memes that much~

So here you go, have a listen:

And that’s that! Now I’ll have to think about what to do next…

Clad in Shadow – Shadow Core (Phase 2)

Some people mentioned that Shadow Core itself doesn’t really stand up to the feel of the Clad in Shadow series and sounds more like a Phase 1 theme. I realize it’s more on the heroic side and doesn’t really have this dark feel the other songs offer. So I’m here to fix this.

Of course, there are also some people who are simply tired of the Last Boss theme and won’t be very happy this time either, but I’m afraid I can’t help those. Gotta wait for Vol. 2, I guess…

So, how are we gonna fix this? We turn the song into a faster, darker, (shorter,) more aggressive tune and change some other small things and call it Shadow Core (Phase 2). And then we decide that this is the actual finale of Clad in Shadow Vol. 1. Sounds good? Good. Then here we go:

Clad in Shadow - Shadow Core (Phase 2) (239 downloads)

 

And for those who want to leave a comment saying “1/10 same song” here’s the video:

With that out of the way, I can focus on the album release. The album will be released later on, I’ll have another post and video about it tomorrow.

Clad in Shadow – Shadow Core

Are you ready for the fifth and final song of Clad in Shadow? Alright, then prepare thyself for Shadow Core!

In this project, tunes get a ‘Shadow‘ version by mixing them with a Persona Battle Theme. They will usually have a darker feeling to them as well. Exceptions prove the rule though.

The final song of the first batch of tunes features Last Boss from Cave Story, The Battle for Everyone’s Souls from Persona 3 and – what else could it be – the Battle Theme from Persona 2: Innocent Sin!

Clad in Shadow - Shadow Core (215 downloads)

 

And here’s the video, I included the Joe logo with the moving bars so you have something to look at for now:

The album release is coming soon too, if nothing goes wrong it should be next Sunday. The album will be free for a while and also feature an instrumental version of Shadow Dong. With that said, I’ll see you next week!

Clad In Shadow – Shadow Dong

It’s finally time for the fourth song of Clad in Shadow! And what song it is!

In this project, tunes get a ‘Shadow‘ version by mixing them with a Persona Battle Theme. They will usually have a darker feeling to them as well. Exceptions prove the rule though.

He has no style, he has no face…prepare yourself for Shadow Dong, featuring the infamous DK Rap from Donkey Kong 64, the Bad Boss Boogie from Donkey Kong Country, the Boss Theme from Persona 2: Eternal Punishment and – last, but not least – the Battle Theme from Persona 2: Innocent Sin! Are you ready to expand to the maximum??

Clad in Shadow - Shadow Dong (163 downloads)

 

As for the video, I’m trying to think of something else for the Clad in Shadow vids (in terms of moving bars and stuff), until then you’ll just get to stare deep into these ominous red eyes:

 

Well that was necessary. I wonder what’s next?

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!