A tribute to the Playstation classic. Schafianski remasters and rearranges an album worth of tracks for Capcom RPG, Breath of Fire III.Read More
A while back, the VGM duo Frog & Cid were kind enough to share this track from their debut album of VGM rearrangements, Boss Chamber Music. The Frog & Cid arrangement starts off appropriately slow, letting each note rise and fall up until the Skull Kid's sudden appearance. The mood shifts quickly into the upbeat sounds of Lost Woods, and seems to careen out of control up until the end. Be sure to grab this track an the full Boss Chamber Music album for approximately $10 from Loudr, iTunes, Spotify, and/or Google Play.
New music by Emrls, this time it's a remix of classic music from the oft talked about game Final Fantasy VII. The track is Jamming Rockets, and is a remix of the Rest Theme from the FFVII soundtrack. Still looking forward to that next EmrlsCommunity album as well.
The Number Sixes lay down a somber but stirring groove based on the incredible Terra's Theme by Nobuo Uematsu for the Final Fantasy VI (or III, if you can't stand change).
A humble collection of hot beats
As I write this, and take my initial listen of the album, I am not quite sure exactly which songs are originals, and which are remixes and covers (except for an epic Doom remix). This means I have failed the challenge set forth by Urban Flow, the album's creator. I think I might get a better score with some repeated listens. Those listens are happening. It doesn't matter though, because any of the songs that aren't in a game (or anime, etc), could certainly stand among some of the best.
From the remixes I do recognize, there is an unbelievable Mystic Cave Zone remix from Sonic The Hedgehog 2. That is my personal favorite theme from the Sonic series(Escape from the City is #2). Even as a person who actively seeks out remixes of this track, I haven't heard a take on it quite like this before. Not game related, even if I had games based on it for the PS2 and GBA, the YuYu Hakusho remix hits all the right Nostalgia buttons, while still getting me pumped for a battle. "Time to Fight definitely makes it onto my fighting game music playlist (although this whole album makes it on the list, technically).
Who will eat, and who will be eaten?
I love P4A! Still need to buy the latest one though. If only I had friends to play against.
Tactical remix action
The funk hits the streets
Down home outer space guitar funk
All you can say is 'damn!'
I didn't know that TWIS had made a video for what may be my favorite track on their latest album. I'm jamming to this beat all over again and it's awesome.
This also seems like a good time to implore you to vote Frog in Smash Bros!
A remix of my own personal favorite DKC2 track
When I first heard this remix on the 3DS version of Sonic Generations, I was completely enthralled by the Las Vegas casino big band vibe blasting from my speakers. This is one beautiful remix of music from my favorite classic Zelda game, of course, Sonic Generations on 3DS (much like it's DS predecessors) was pretty damn good too.
An eclectic journey through classic game & movie sounds.
A haunting tribute through a variety of films and video games. Remixes of Metroid and FInal Fantasy VII fit perfectly alongside mashups of the Akira and Star Wars films. The full result is a nostalgic, intense trip through classic fictional worlds. I can definitely see some space pirates blasting this album as they traverse the cold reaches of space in search of their next bounty.
The album opens with a varied rendition of music from the classic Metroid soundtrack. "Ripper Zoomer Zeb" hops between industrial, ambient, and even dubstep. This contrasts sharply with the hard rocking synth sounds of Long Live the Red Falcon, a bass heavy tribute to the music of Contra.
The body of the album features an impressive remix of Akira that will impress fans of the classic anime film, as well as tributes to Life Force and The Guardian Legend. I could never forgive myself for not mentioning the other two Metroid tracks as well. "Red Soil" a remix of music from Super Metroid, is a bass heavy industrial tribute to Kenji Yamamoto's music from the classic SNES soundtrack. On the other hand, "Gamet Geruta Holtz" another remix from the original Metroid, is much more playful, though not without its darker moments.
The final track is the relatively recent game Street Fighter IV. Thomas' remix is a funky take on the SFIV theme 'The Next Door' by Exile combined with a variety of sounds from the Capcom fighting game. This final track ends the album on a much brighter tone than some of the instrumentals haunting segments of the album. This makes for a roller coaster experience as you take in the moods and mashups of the full album.
Grab Space Pirate Collection 1 via Thomas' bandcamp page. I hope that part 2 is already underway.
The world could be falling apart around you, but you just don't care. That's how it feels in this heroic track from Cory Johnson's Earthbound tribute album. This song creates a much needed break in the grim opening of this album, but you can read the review for more about that.