Everything went as planned, so today I’m able to present: Sounds Alike Vol. 1!
And this one’s really worth it. Aside from the best quality thing I keep pointing out (which does in fact make little difference to me personally), all of the song have been at least slightly altered, partially thanks to your comments. Let’s look at it in detail:
Cheetah’d – one part has been changed to feature a small bit of Reverse? from No Game No Life (which is a reference to the Cornered Theme anyway)
Lunatic Stage 2 ~ Invisible Zero Virus – the ending part has been adjusted to feature Reisen’s Theme once more
Bad Boss Plateau – changed the part after the pitch change to sound more interesting and added one more line from the DK Rap
Natural Beat Robot – adjusted the instrumentation of the Devil Summoner Boss Theme in the second half of the song
Meta Battle – replaced the Ridley bridges in the second half of the song (after Omega Ridley and the tempo change) with references to the Galacta Knight Battle Theme
Bad Boss Plateau [instrumental] – see Bad Boss Plateau minus the DK Rap
As always, there’s a limited number of free downloads for it. Hard to say how long those will last.
So I’ve been thinking what’s next. I’ve actually been playing around with Vocaloid (English Miku and Gumi, specifically) quite a bit, but I’m not quite there to release a song featuring those anytime soon, so – no need to be upset just yet~
Aside from that, I still have a lot of stuff on my to do list (which is getting longer instead of shorter, oddly enough). I’m kind of in a Metroid mood and wanted to remake my Metroid Medley Soulless Enemies anyway, so I’ll probably settle with that. Unless I come up with something else, you never know!
Ready for the finale? Prepare yourself for the 5th and final song of Sounds Alike Vol.1:
Metroid Gaiden – Meta Battle
Most impressive logo yet, right? Anyway, I’ve been waiting for this mix. Meta Knight meets Ridley – with a certain ninja joining in as well. To be exact, we have Ridley’s Theme, Meta Knight Battle Theme, Crash (Ninja Gaiden Sigma) and Omega Ridley (Metroid Prime 3: Corruption).
You’d expect an epic mix and that’s just what you get. After the Omega Ridley part at about halfway through the mix it picks up the pace and gets even faster. What an intense battle that must be…
And. That’s. It! Certainly a worthy finale for Vol.1 of this little series, right? In any case, I’m off to prepare the album now. If everything goes as planned, the album will release next Sunday. And then I’ll have to think about what comes next! See you then~
Are you ready for the fourth entry of Sounds Alike? No? Yes? It doesn’t matter, here we go:Shin Megami Tensei: Mega Man Moonwalker – Natural Beat Robot
That logo turned out to be such a mess. But there’s a good reason for that: we’ve got 4 different themes this time! Most of them have at least one very similar sounding part. We’ve got the Boss Theme from Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner, Natural Killer Cyborg from Mother 3, Wily Stage 1 from Mega Man 2 and Michael Jackson’s Beat It.
Long-time fans probably remember Electrocuted, which already included 2 of those themes. This is certainly a step up though. I’m especially happy that I was able to include the Devil Summoner Boss Theme there. I like the tune, so I tried to start sequencing it to make a remix of it. Sadly, that didn’t really go so well…but that doesn’t matter now, since I was able to include my favorite part in a song after all!
If you’ve been following my stuff for a good while now, you must have seen this entry coming from at least 10 miles away. Here’s the third entry of Sounds Alike:
Blast Kongs – Bad Boss Plateau
Some years ago, I made a song called Blast Kong. It was the same combination of songs, but it sounds completely different from what you’re about to hear. The combination I’m talking about is Bad Boss Boogie from Donkey Kong Land and Jade Plateau (Skerries) from Blast Corps.
Now here’s the thing: this is kind of an exception for this series. Not only do they sound very similar, they were also composed by the same guy, so they’re…essentially the same song? Well – one being a boss theme and the other being a racing track with a mini game kind of feel – I’d say they are at least quite different versions of the same tune.
Another thing to note is that I couldn’t resist to add some robotic sounding DK Rap parts as well. It kind of fits if you think “Kongs” are the machines the corporation uses to destroy stuff. Or the ones piloting the machines. Whatever works! BUT don’t worry, there’s of course an instrumental version as well! So here we go:
And here’s the video, note that I didn’t bother to make a video for the instrumental version this time:
In the meantime I got another set of suggestions, I’d say we’re definitely set for a Sounds Alike Vol. 2. VG Arch Rivals isn’t done yet either and other ideas also already crossed my mind…then again, making more than one album per year is kinda tiring. Well, I’d say there’s still enough ideas in my mind for years to come!
Are you ready for the second entry in Sounds Alike? Some of you certainly have seen this coming, but here’s…
Touhou X5 – Lunatic Stage 2 ~ Invisible Zero Virus
I think I’ve done this 2 or 3 times before, but it just had to come back one more time for Sounds Alike. Zero Virus Stage 2 (Mega Man X5) meets Lunatic Eyes ~ Invisible Full Moon (Touhou 8: Imperishable Night).
A few days later than usual (as announced), but now it’s time to start a new project I’d like to call Sounds Alike. I even made a little logo for it:
I had this idea in my head, but the way it turned out was more a coincidence. the idea was having two notes that form an ‘=’ (equals) sign. That these notes would form some sort of ‘S’ as well is a nice bonus. You know, like Sounds Alike or DJ the S. I’ve never been good at these graphical things, so I’m happy that it turned out like this~
Now, what is this new project about? Nothing more (or less) than mixing together songs from different franchises that sound alike. It’s good enough if there’s just one part that sounds very similar, but we’ll have songs here that are similar entirely. Or even almost the same. You get the point…and you also understand that I might need to stretch that philosophy a bit if we want to get a decent amount of songs out of this. BTW, if you know of any such songs, please: suggest away. Although I have the songs for Vol.1 in my head already, I could use some more ideas if we want to go further than that.
But enough talk, let’s get this thing started with song number one. I present to you:
Ace Attorney 52 – Cheetah’d
I think you know what’s happening already, as this seems to be a rather popular thing to do: mixing Cornered from Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney with the Cheetahmen Theme from that infamous game collection Action 52. Let’s hear it:
That should get this party started. I know I told you to suggest away, but of course, I already have some songs on my mind that I don’t want to reveal yet. I’ll give you this hint though: I already did most of these combinations a good while ago (however, most of these songs are already rather old and the new ones aren’t going to be remakes). But if you find some similar songs, simply suggest them. If I already have it on my list, it just means you don’t have to wait too long for it to happen!
With that said, I’ll see you in two weeks with the next song~
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!