Relax with Animal Crossing tribute album, 'The Kollection' by Turning Point 5

A soothing trip through the sounds of KK Slider, the most famous musician in the world of Animal Crossing. Turning Point 5 recreate the many sounds of KK Slider and Animal Crossing in their latest album.

“The Kollection” is an album of KK covers and remixes from the Animal Crossing series.

Every song opens (sometimes after a short intro) with a complete cover of the in-game, aircheck version of the song. Then, it expands into new sounds and ideas, with a few songs drawing inspiration from their live versions.

There are two things I’d like to achieve with this project:

1. In a way, I want to bring a little piece of Animal Crossing into the real world, and I hope to bring listeners’ hearts into their villages and familiar homes where these tracks may already be playing.

2. KK songs are something some players might not pay much attention to, so I want to show how musical and amazing these songs are. That’s why I cover the original airchecks first, then show just one possibility of what they sound like as whole pieces.

Animal Crossing is my favorite series. I’ve spent more time paying these games than any other.
This album is one way I’d like to show my love and appreciation to the series, and a thank you to the wonderful people at Nintendo who create it.

I had so much fun making these songs, and I hope you’ll enjoy listening to them.
Please share with friends, family, and fellow Animal Crossing fans!
Thank you so much for all the support.
It’s what keeps us going. :)

And thanks to my dad for helping out with the solos in KK Bossa!

Stream it on YouTube:

Fun facts:
-I recorded a ukulele live for KK Calypso (Which fell out of tune a little…)
-I also recorded drums live for KK Stroll and KK Fusion
-Halfway through KK Fusion is a section where a piano and synth play familiar Animal Crossing melodies. Can you name them all? Click on ‘info’ next to KK Fusion for the answers. :D
— Turning Point 5

'Balloons' Animal Crossing inspired orchestrations by Ryan Stunkel

Float away

Balloons is a relaxing acoustic album, inspired by the music from Nintendo’s Animal Crossing series. With this in mind, I had two goals. One, I wanted to make the style fairly minimalistic, while keeping it emotional. And two, I wanted to make each track represent different times of day. So, I based each track on a general time during the day, starting with “Wake Up” for the morning. I wanted to incorporate a lot of my own style and personal taste into the composition and arrangement of each track. Although the album is not particularly themed towards Animal Crossing, the games remained my source of inspiration and I created this album to sort of give them under my own interpretation!

There is a story to this album, but I don’t want to say what it is because I like hearing other peoples interpretations of a story for the music! So if you have any ideas for stories I would love to hear them.

The entire album was created using the following VST and AU sample libraries:

Versillian Studios -
East/West Hollywood Strings
East/West Symphonic Orchestra
East/West Goliath
EZ Drummer

But thanks for coming by to listen to Balloons! And another thanks for if you liked it enough to download it. The support is greatly appreciated!

Feel free to contact me to ask questions or just say hi!

Skype: stunkel2
— Ryan Stunkel

Listen to Crazy Crakaz NSFW R&B remix of Animal Crossing in "7am (feat. Chico Ray)"

In my journey through the video game music multiverse, the songs that stick with you tend to be ones that really stand out. 

If this song by Crazy Crakaz and beloved GM4A legend Chico Ray does anything, it's standing out. This is truly one that has to be listened to. In fact, I am pretty sure you can't stream this song anywhere else but right here, and right now!

Support: 'At the End of Days' a jazz tribute to Animal Crossing by Zac Citron

Fund an album more underground than KK Slider.

If you are a fan of Animal Crossing, or just damn fine music, be sure to check out the latest kickstarter by Zachary Citron. You may remember Zac from his previous success at funding the well received Okami tribute Shinshu in Bloom.

This time around, the group of Zac and his trusted artist Elie are seeking a relatively small $1,200 as their goal. Rewards for pledges range from $5-1000. The former netting you an early album release, while the latter (which would fund the album essentially by itself) offers one wealthy backer the chance to direct Citron's next album with songs of the backers' choosing.

At the time of this writing, At the End of Days has 17 days left, and has reached nearly $500 of their 1.2K goal. Be sure to donate soon, I have to wonder how many folks lost some time off their lives from last minute Kickstarter pushes.

Get a taste of one of the two preview tracks available now on their Kickstarter page. Listen to the first take on "Isabelle's Story" below