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.
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The world of Star Fox is quite a trippy place. Spark-edged polygonal ships piloted by talking animals driving through boxy environments and shooting at ominous floating triangles. If you think the experience would benefit from a prog rock soundtrack, so do we. But it took rock arranger Ro Panuganti to make it happen: he presents Arwing Odyssey,
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.
This fall Metroid Prime turns….I hate typing this….20 years old. As one of the best games the Gamecube ever had and a revolutionary title overall, it deserves a party…but Nintendo isn’t springing for a cake or balloon animals. There’s no official acknowledgement of the anniversary and Metroid Prime 4 is lost in space. As it typically the case, it’s up to the fans.
Video game music cover publisher Scarl—-I mean, Firaga Records (there’s more than one, folks) has recently started a new artist-centric series to highlight some of the most promising talent in video game music remixes today. Their most recent release came out over the weekend and spotlights UK-based music producer SARE.
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.
Those craving new anime will have plenty of it this fall, as Crunchyroll has made perfectly clear with the release of their autumn schedule.
Super Mario 64 has a great soundtrack — the Dire Dire Docks track is one of this reporter’s personal favorite video game melodies. Given how chill most of the tracks are, it would be no stretch to deliberately cover them in the LoFi genre. Music Label Curaga Records has done just that with their new Mario 64-based album, brought to us by artist 88bit and Save Point.
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.
When you think of Attack On Titan, none of the images that come to mind come across as “relaxing.” If you were trying to sleep, watching an episode full of widely grinning naked giants trampling and eating people might not be very effective at putting you out. But that hasn’t stopped Scarlet Moon from basing the twelfth album in their Prescription For Sleep series on the property.