Time to start off this year’s album project, here is the first song of VG Arch Rivals Vol. 4: Meta Knight vs Galacta Knight!
Hopefully this doesn’t need much introduction. They are both from the Kirby universe, look somewhat similar, their battle theme is somewhat similar and their fighting style is somewhat similar too. They met each other when Meta Knight was like “I want to fight the most powerful warrior in the universe!”. And that was Galacta Knight until the moment Meta Knight beat him.
Actually both of their themes already appeared together in the album version of Meta Battle (Sounds Alike Vol. 1), but the main focus in this song is quite different. Aside from both characters’ battle themes I also included some Halberd themes, namely Revenge of Meta Knight and Taking Over the Halberd. So let’s hear how it sounds:
Didn’t know Revenge of Meta Knight could sound so catchy…I hope that was a good way to start off the new Arch Rivals. Now, the next rivals should arrive in 2 weeks as usual. There are still some very important rivals to cover!
A little early this time, but here’s another song for all of you: Yamabeats!
It’s a remix of Shikieiki’s Theme – Fate of Sixty Years – from Touhou 9: Phantasmagoria of Flower View. She has always been of my favorite Touhou characters. That’s actually why Joe (the website avatar) wears similar clothes in many of the older pictures.
Those of you who still remember the Touhou Remix Project might notice that Yamabeats actually sounds faintly similar to one of the bonus songs (Final Judgement). It certainly has been a while. More than 7 years actually.
It’s been 2 and a half years since the last Disciple Month and only recently I got the idea of making what you’re about to hear.
In the original Disciple of Time many people wondered why Primal Dialga, the definition of time for Poképersons, wasn’t included. My reasoning back then was that it was already included in Disciple of the Light.
Obviously the Pokémon that represents time would fit much better in Dsiciple of Time than Light, no? Well, the thing is: Light came first. And at that moment, there was no indication that I’d ever follow up with something like Disciple of Time. Uh, decisions, right?
Well now I can stop bugging myself with that as you now have an alternative version that actually includes Primal Dialga – True Disciple of Time. The Extreme and Dark Impetus had to be sacrificed for that to happen – but you understand that, right?
Other than that there are some very minor adjustments I made, but nothing worth mentioning I guess. So without any further delay, let’s hear it:
And here we got the video, check out that new logo:
Do you like the new logo FictionalCanvas made? I still have to put that everywhere and who knows how long it’s gonna take for it to actually show up for everyone (caching and such).
Aside from that, I’m currently having a hard time motivating myself to work on new stuff. I’m trying to get out of this inspirational hole before the next big project begins, don’t forget to vote on what it should be here. We’re using YouTube’s new poll feature for that – it’s pretty simplistic, but it works pretty well so far.
Let’s start off this year with a remake of the Song of Gods!
I’ve been enjoying a little time without working on music, but now the wait is over and we can officially begin 2018. And we start with a mix featuring Oath to Order, Stone Tower Temple and Deku Palace from The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask.
As mentioned before, it’s a remake of the Song of Gods from 2011, although that version featured the Ballad of the Goddess instead of Deku Palace. Remastering the song was actually pretty difficult, I hope I did a decent job:
And this marks the start of another year full of music! According to the usual schedule, the next song is due in 2 weeks.
I have a lot of ideas for this year already, 2 contestants for this year’s special project (Sounds Alike Vol. 2 or VG Arch Rivals Vol. 3) and of course we’ll see some new Clad in Shadow songs as well. I hope you’re excited!
Time for the final mix of the year, inspired by last year’s crazy medley Sonic Boom (although with a rather uninspired name): Expand Nice!
I could not come up with an interesting or descriptive name for this one, so have some memes instead! I included songs I like a lot and (mostly) have worked with before, so no big surprises here (except one).
This mix actually took a while to make (as you might have noticed), although it didn’t take as long as it seemed since I’ve just been playing the Dark Souls series so much the recent month. Anyway, here are the songs in order:
Grabbag – Duke Nukem 3D
Bad Boss Boogie – Donkey Kong Land
Woodman’s Theme – Mega Man 2 >:]
Death By Glamour – Undertale
King Dedede’s Theme – Kirby’s Dreamland
Ken’s Theme – Street Fighter II
Bad Boss Boogie (again)
U. N. Owen was her? – Touhou 6: Embodiment of the Scarlet Devil
Bad Boss Boogie (one last time)
I also included a little bit of the DK Rap, but merely for transitioning purposes. At two parts they’ll shout “D-K-Kong, huh!” – I’m well aware that the ‘K’ stands for ‘Kong’ already but it just sounded so cool so whatever~
Once again the time has come for this year’s X-Mas Mix, so I present to you: Silver Spell!
Long-time fans will probably remember White Magic, which was 2013’s X-Mas Mix. This year’s mix is a reference to that, being another Snowboard Kids medley – this time with more Quicksand Valley (although not perfectly fitting thematically, I just can’t get enough of that tune), Silver Mountain, Night Highway and Dizzy Land. I was debating if I should include Grass Valley as well, but that seemed a bit overkill for an X-Mas Mix – might as well make a remix of that during the summer or something. The game still has a few nice songs to work with after all.
So I’ve been looking at some of my older songs and there’s a fair amount of songs that I like(d), but sound kind of outdated to me, so I can’t enjoy them as much anymore. This makes me sad, so I’ll keep trying to get some of them to the next level. Such an example is today’s song: Industrial Rhythm [V-weld Edit]!
It is a remake of Industrial Rhythm, which is a remix of Weldar/Grunty Industries from Banjo-Tooie. I like the original song already very much, so I didn’t change too much aside from the techno-heavy parts. I kinda wanted them to stick out more and…well, I might have got a bit overboard with that idea in the end! But listen for yourself:
Since I scrapped the idea of making another song after the X-Mas mix (that’s just not enough time and makes things unnecessarily stressful, since I also need to prepare the Best of album and upgrade the songs for it a bit!), the next song is gonna be the last ‘normal’ remix of the year. No pressure or anything, but I’d like it to be really good. It’s scheduled for release a week before Christmas and I already have some ideas. I think it should be a bit like last year’s Sonic Boom, but I don’t wanna get everyone’s hopes up like that…