Taking some time off of SNESology and I am pleased to present a Donkey Kong Country 3 song I made. It’s a ReMix of the song “Cavern Caprice”, which is one of my favorite tunes from the game.
A lot of people seem to not be as huge fans of DKC3 as the other two… But I find DKC3 to be highly underrated. The music is very ambient… The gameplay is EXCELLENT, and it’s got so many goodies and secrets. Give it a chance!
Anyway, this song is called “Exploration C” and it’s about 6 minutes of music based on the very short Cavern Caprice theme. I spent quite a lot of time on this song, and the great people over at OCReMix direct posted it for the Double the Trouble Project. I went for ambient, but with a kind of calming mania… The pace varies throughout so you don’t get too bored. :)
Basically I always enjoyed watching Yoshi get high as a kite when he ate a Fuzzy. This song is dedicated to that “warm and fuzzy feeling” ;). I wanted the song to feel like you’re floating up in the clouds, and it’s a little precarious at times, but overall you’re doin’ just fine.
Get this album and while you’re at it, you should probably check out every album available on Ubiktune, just sayin’.
Also Monobrow has been kind enough to incorporate some original artwork with her YouTube video as seen above.
It’s Saturday! And that means the second part of our “older music” series.
This piece is by Monobrow, and uses the esteemed Final Fantasy VI soundset, and is entirely LOOPABLE (oldskool SNES style).
This song is basically #1 of my 20 town songs, as in, I aim to make 20 of these babies… This song is also from 2007, so it’s also REALLY OLD, but I revamped it up a tiny bit for SNESology (added the last section). It’s supposed to evoke this feeling of wanting to be taken away from well, a sad place, possibly a destroyed village or something like that. I use Terra here because out of all Final Fantasy VI characters, I think this would fit her the most. Enjoy!
Well, that and a unique blend from Final Fantasy VI and Terranigma sounds. Not bad for her first SNESology submission.
She tells us:
This song was originally supposed to be a really quick excersise before I started a real SNESology song, but it turned into much more. It’s became very emotive and changing. I named it “Secret Inside Me” because I think it’s the kind of song that would express feelings bottled up inside, that you don’t reveal. Also it has that “Fear of Heavens” ending motif :J
Pretty! Also the Mana Tree in her video is quite lovely!
This is an older attempt for me to pretty much cover my favorite Ultima theme Character Create. I named it Vas Rel Por (If you played, you know what this means).
I love this theme, moreso even than “Stones”. When I first played Ultima games, I didn’t have the luxury of a computer, so I played the (quite awful) SNES versions. It wasn’t until around 1999 that I got my first computer and played Ultima Online (for a good few months), and later, I played through Ultima 6 and 7… I also remember playing briefly, Ultima Underworld at a friend’s house in like 1995.
It makes me sad to think about what happened w/ the Ultima franchise, Garriott, Origin, and EA (what exactly did happen) and today, I see EA sporting the “Origin” name for their Steam copycat. That can’t be a coincidence.
This intro is one of my favorites from any video game ever. It shows real forethought and care. Ultima will basically be this once great thing, forever lost in time… So RIP <3
For this cover, I went for a cinematic feel, but w/ a hint of that gypsy feel from the original games. Please excuse some of the rushed/oversaturated reverbiness and the weird violin lead that I have no idea how to utilize correctly.
P.S. I LIKE AVATAR WOMEN WITH DAGGERS FOR EARRINGS OK???
About a month ago, I discovered there is a Metroid 2 remake in progress. I got super excited so I decided it’s about time for a decent Tunnel theme remix. This is similar in style to my Mother 3 remix, a bit more coverish and straight forward, not elaborate. I feel that the Tunnel theme is strangely upbeat for such a dark game, so I decided to keep that bright feel w/ the sine lead. I also went for a bit of a gritty organ early on, because that’s how I always interpreted the initial lead in my head when I played this on the Game Boy growing up.
Metroid II is wildly under-appreciated, especially this song, so I hope my take can do it some justice.
The gameplay is me playing the first few minutes of the remake demo, which is really awesome and I hope they finish! Please forgive my playing, as I was using a keyboard. This is also just a remix, I am in no way affiliated w/ the project except I think it rocks!
Shnabubula’s 7th album! My amazingly talented friend Shnabubula is releasing his newest album, Starbound. This time, its a forty-two minute-long synth odyssey spread across five movements,and you can grab it, for FREE, on Ubiktune or Shnabubula.bandcamp.com. If you haven’t checked Shnabubula out before, you’re missing out! Also I made the album art! Please give this guy your money. The album is FREE but you can donate whatever you think it deserves (millions of dollars right)?
Also if you haven’t already, please check out his Summer project @ SNESology.tumblr.com
P.S. When you get to track 5, try not to burst flaming into the depths of the universe!
After many hours of hard work, I managed to completely rip and build an approximation of the Final Fantasy 6 (3 US) sound engine. It’s still somewhat beta as it’s not yet in a completely user friendly state, I also haven’t finished the percussion yet, however it is fully functional. Much thanks to Katie Kinkel a.k.a. Monobrow for help with identifying the instruments. She will be contributing some FF6 tracks of her own in the near future. So to test the waters, I put together this little pastoral tune.
So my song, Cosmic Surgeon? People told me to enter a contest that came up right around the time I finished it. It was for the Homestuck Fan Album, which actually turned out to be 2 albums lol. So yup, I entered, and I was one of the winners, in fact it’s actually the first track (track 1 is an opener)… I’m kinda astonished by that today, but I guess it fits!
About the song, I called it Cosmic Surgeon because of John and that big drill thing he did… And the whole cancer thing… So I guess the song did kinda cater as a theme for him already. What a coincidence that as soon as I make a remix, I can enter it into a contest right away and it actually wins. When I wrote it, I just really wanted to capture how the entire comic made me feel at the time, especially after watching Cascade. It’s a theme for John, but I also think of it as kind of a real “Homestuck” theme for the entire thing, I guess, as a lot of people kinda obsess over Doctor…
Anyway, I remastered this version of the song, and added a few other elements, and instrument balance, per a couple suggestions by Radiation Fox… So you can think of this as more of a Cosmic Surgen v. 0.1…
Also check out the really atmospheric art for my track by Koba, congrats:
Here’s another remix I made. It’s a take on the Mother 3 Love Theme. I seriously love Mother 3, it’s one of the best games. A true experience… it moves you. I recommend playing it.
So anyway, I wanted to capture the atmosphere of the Mother (Earthbound) games, but keep the Love theme light and innocent, before the tragedy :( I think Shogo Sakai did a good job carrying the torch from Earthbound, the music is appropriate, and I wanted to capture that.
I think I succeeded okay, there are a couple issues but hey, it was meant to be a simple song that I didn’t want to get lost in the forever over. Enjoy!
Here’s my song I made in December, “Cosmic Surgeon”. It is a remix of “Doctor” from the webcomic, Homestuck - start here, it picks up, trust me. I quickly read all the way up to Cascade (do not click unless you want terrible terrible spoilers) in about 2 weeks, which if you’ve read the comic, is kinda insane… Just like this comic! Read it if you are a bizarre person that is into some weird but cool, sorta meta shit! :P
Anyway, this song, written by George Buzinkai struck me, so I really had to cover it just to get it out of my head. Thanks to Snappleman and sixto for the guitars.
p.s. You can download an mp3 of the song in the description of video.
p.p.s If you subscribe to my channel, I promise more Homestuck remixes to come, one I’m working on now. :)
It was actually supposed to be called NES Jamz, but I forgot about the z, and made the s in the logo, which I offered to fix. Sam actually thought it worked quite well, and wouldn’t let me change it back, and we found the z to s confusion amusing. So hey, whatever works!
About the album, it’s piano and chiptunes, dueting over well-known NES themes, such as TMNT’s infamous underwater level, and even a selection from Little Nemo, the Dream Master. I HIGHLY suggest downloading this now!
So anyway, I hope you like it, I spent considerably less time on it compared to Game Genie, but I also feel a lot more confident and it was a better experience overall.
Here’s another song of mine. It’s from the OCReMix release, Maverick Rising, a Mega Man X series compilation album. Basically a huge tribute to the music from the X games. My song is an arrangement of the Mega Man X2 Bubble Crab theme. It’s named after the fish-like submarine you can chase and shoot down throughout the level. I made it w/ a lighter prog-rock approach. It also features Level99 (Stevo Bortz) on guitar.
Also, check out the Protricity track Congregation of the Fallen <3. It’s a remastered version, as the track was originally created in 2005.
Also, if you have the older version, there was a mistag. So please tag correctly. To fix this error, either redownload the song now, or just simply change the “ARTIST” tag to Monobrow. Thanks!
This was my first pixel art piece ever. In fact, it was one of my first artistic endeavors in years. It took a lot of time, mostly because I didn’t exactly know how to approach pixel art. I think I picked it up finally… And I plan on doing many more pieces.