Last year around this time, Scarlet Moon Records released a special Halloween-themed album featuring a mix of video game covers, and said they planned to make it an annual tradition. They kept to their word — Scarlet Moon Halloween Volume II has now been released on all storefronts.
The most successful line of video game cover albums that Scarlet Moon Records publishes are the Prescription for Sleep series. As of today, the thirteenth album has been released.
Scarlet Moon Records deals in video game cover albums, and we’ve reported on many of their releases here, but their most successful venture has been the Prescription for Sleep series. These albums are smooth jazz renditions of well-known melodies from popular video games. Whether they’re used to fall asleep to or not, they’re hot sellers, and the series has covered Secret of Mana, Undertale, Celeste, Shovel Knight, Stardew Valley and many more. Most recently, PFS broke the mold to cover its first anime, basing an album on the music of Attack On Titan.
Looks like the year isn’t winding down without at least one more release from Scarlet Moon, the specialty music publisher who deals in covers of familiar video game soundtracks. This Christmas, they’ve teamed up with veteran piano arrangers and performers David Russell and Laura Platt to present Piano Diaries: DELTARUNE Ch.1.
Scarlet Moon Records, producers of many, many video game cover albums, are releasing their take on the holiday season. It’s nothing new — this is actually the SEVENTH Scarlet Moon Christmas album in as many years. What is new is that it’s accompanied by a second album.
The general goth aesthetic of Castlevania would seem to blend well with the aesthetic of metal considering the similarities in the art that adorns both genres. Yet it’s only now that we’re hearing about a metal album that ties itself directly to Konami’s long-running video game franchise. It was a long wait to see the obvious happen, but it’s here: Encuentro de Sangre: A Metal Tribute to Castlevania.
Yesterday we mentioned the video game cover album company Scarlet Moon had a seasonally appropriate Zelda album out, composed by ROZEN. But it’s just one of several new albums they’re introducing this season, some of which we’ll be covering over the next few days.
Scarlet Moon, the music company that specializes in rearranged albums of familiar video game tunes, has a new one out timed for Halloween. Shadows of Hyrule is a celebration of the spookier side of the Legend of Zelda series.
One of the weirder projects we’ve run across is a tribute to Attack On Titan from the Prescription For Sleep series. This series, created by music producers Scarlet Moon, has eleven installments so far, each one reinterpreting the soundtrack of a popular video game as smooth jazzy music to fall asleep to. The next album in the series, announced last month, pivoted to anime and picked a subject about as far from relaxing as you can get.
We’ve spotlighted the work of video game music artist Dale North here before. His latest work is the soundtrack for Marble Knights, a competitive brawler where all the fighters have giant round marbles for lower bodies and victory involves mastery of rolling physics and ricocheting off each other in just the right way. Marble Knights was developed by Wayforward, who always does good work, but unfortunately the game is currently exclusive to Apple Arcade.
Raheem Jarbo, AKA Mega Ran, is famous in multiple circles as a rap artist, a video game enthusiast, and even a teacher. He even holds the Guinness World Record for “most video game-related songs by a single person.” But his life has taken some crazy twists on the path to fame. Now you can read all about his fascinating life story in Dream Master, the new memoir out this week from Scarlet Moon.