I’ll be honest with you: I have no idea how to start this post. So let’s just skip the intro, you probably already know what this is about anyway!
The newest song Divine Rhtyhm was a rather spontaneous idea – like, a sudden inspiration. I felt I should make a(nother) remix of Divine Identity (Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2). That I ended up mixing it with Stone Tower Temple (The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask) just came naturally.
I tend to follow these flashes of insight as such songs usually turn out pretty well. Is this the case this time as well? Let’s find out:
Also check out the video if you like. If you want to comment, comments on the YouTube video are preferred:
The song may be a bit rough around the edges, but there’s always the possibility of a Best of edit on the album I release at the end of the year. I think I never really mention that anywhere.
Also, did any of you notice that the website was down some days ago? An update for a plug-in broke something and I had to use a backup of the website. Afterwards the update went without problems, guess it was just bad timing with regular maintenance and such. Sorry for any inconvenience this should have caused!
So, what now? There’s a new project idea I wanted to work on, I call it Sounds Alike for now. I’ll give you some updates in 2 weeks – although it might be on Monday/Tuesday this time. Just so you know!
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:
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!
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!
Let’s get you in the mood to smash! Here’s the newest mix: Formidable Battleground!
Formidable Battleground features Multi-Man Melee 2 (Super Smash Bros. Melee) and Boss Battle 1 (Super Smash Bros. Brawl). Can’t do anything wrong with that combination, right? You have the epic song from Melee and the Brawl Boss theme adds a more serious tone to it. I just hope I did it justice, the original Multi-Man Melee 2 is hard to top!
Next up we have the final mix of the first Clad in Shadow album, I’ll just give you the name here: Shadow Core. Planned release of the song is in 2 weeks, the album should be released shortly after that, including an exclusive instrumental version of Shadow Dong.
So a while ago, I got a comment on the video Funky’s Rap saying:
There you go, today’s mix – Coconut – is for you. Happy April, 1st.
It’s basically an arrangement of Funky’s Rap, changing the lyrics into a Coconut Rap. Also King DDD. And it also features some experimentation with vocoding, check out Diddy’s part for that (that’s my favorite part btw). You have no idea how much fun it was to make this.
Today I present Ndoplasma, a remix of Vs. Team Plasma and Vs. N (Pokémon Black & White). Pretty cool name, huh? 😉
This was actually supposed to be just an N Battle Theme remix. I first thought that song had quite some potential, but in the end it turned out that – for my way of making songs – that tune actually had little to offer. So I threw in another song (that’s what I do, you know it!) which I thought would fit thematically. Well, and now it’s more a Team Plasma remix with a slightly dark tone. Oh well! At least it turned out more to my liking than the last mix at least~
I have something really nice prepared for next Saturday, a song that’s finished for weeks now and I’m just waiting for that opportunity. After that we’ll have a grand Smash mix. Normally I wouldn’t want to give you such high expectations, but I think I can’t fail too much with that tune.