Tag Archives: Arrangement

FATE: A Tribute to Majora’s Mask

FATE: A Tribute to Majora’s Mask is out now!

I had the absolute pleasure of arranging a bluegrass version of “Cremia’s Wagon” for this album. I call my track “Pickin’ On Cremia” and it’s track number 54. The music was brought to life by a group of amazing musicians who recorded live instruments for me. Huge shout out to these nine people!

Ian Luckey: Accordion
Ian Martyn: Tenor Banjo
Sam Bobinski: Upright Bass
James C. Hoffman: Acoustic Guitar
Andrew Filipski: Acoustic Guitar
Peter Jones: Harmonica
Joe Zieja: Mandolin
Daniel Romberger: Whistling
Matheus Manente: Percussion

I also helped translate lyrics (English to Japanese) for Amanda Laven’s track “プレスビー!!!プレスビー!!!プレスビー!!!(Press B!!! Press B!!! Press B!!!) ” , track number 17.

Pick up the full 79-track album here!

FATE: A Tribute to Majora’s Mask (Bandcamp)

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A look back at 2017 – My Year in Music

A list of all the music stuff I was involved in for 2017:

・I composed 26 tracks for an upcoming RPG called A Story of the End – Revere: Episode Dream, of which I’ve only shared three publicly. I’m really excited about all of this music!

A Story of the End – Revere: Episode Dream

・I arranged and produced my first track for a Materia Collective album, “Tavern” from ZODIAC: Final Fantasy Tactics Remixed, working with three amazing musicians who recorded live parts for me (Ian Martyn on whistle, Lori Syngajewski on clarinet, and Sam Bobinski on upright bass).

“Tavern” from ZODIAC: Final Fantasy Tactics Remixed

・I also contributed to two tracks on another Materia Collective album, SPIRA: Music from Final Fantasy X – Besaid Mix: as an English to Japanese translator for song lyrics on Reven’s beautiful track “Welcome to Luca”.

“Welcome to Luca”

And as mix engineer on Connor Boyd’s awesome track, “Stranger Seymour”.

“Stranger Seymour”

・It’s not due out until early 2018, but I arranged and produced another track for an upcoming Materia Collective release; for this one I was fortunate enough to work with nine different musicians who all recorded live parts for me (I’ll tag you all when the album drops, but you know who you are).

・I composed and released my fourth and fifth original game soundtracks (Room 42 and YOMOTSU). YOMOTSU being my first soundtrack that wasn’t self-published, but put out by a label.

Room 42 Original Soundtrack

YOMOTSU Original Game Soundtrack

・Speaking of YOMOTSU: the game won first place in this year’s Indie Game Maker Contest!

IGMC2017 Results

・I had the great honor of composing a demo track for Gothic Instruments (Dronar Live Strings), Sampleso (Floppytron), and three for Impact Soundworks (Ventus Pan Flutes, MOMENTUM, and Ventus Ocarinas).

・I participated in, and successfully completed, Video Game Music Academy’s 21 Days of VGM challenge.

・Despite being super busy with music for actual projects, I arranged two pieces by Yasunori Mitsuda just for fun, “Eternal Soul” from Tsugunai, and “Bonds of Sea and Fire” from Xenogears.

・Outside of soundtracks stuff, I also composed two original works just for fun, “The Commoners Square” and “The Place We Called Home”.

・I surpassed 35,000 plays on my Soundcloud!

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Tribute Album 64 is out!

After months of hyping this album, Tribute Album 64 is finally out! Join us in celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Nintendo 64 with nearly five hours of video game covers…completely FREE to download! Over 200 musicians from around the world have teamed up to bring you 87 all-new tracks in this massive compilation album.

I arranged Grant Kirkhope’s “Institute Menu” from Perfect Dark. He even gave it some love on Twitter (see image below).

Download this massive album for FREE right here!

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Tribute Album 64 (9.29.16)

I’m very happy to announce the upcoming release of a new video game music remix album I took part in, Tribute Album 64. The Nintendo 64 was released 20 years ago, so to pay tribute to this classic console, a huge number of people got together and arranged an absolutely massive number of tracks from N64 games. As for my contribution, it’s a track from a certain well-known first-person shooter from Rare…and I’m not talking about Goldeneye! That’s right, Perfect Dark. I arranged the “Institute Menu” theme, and I had a blast doing it.

The album will be released on September 29th and will be absolutely free to download. Like the page linked here to show the project some love and also stay up to date on details as they’re announced.

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“Super VG Christmas Party” now available!

Get it here for FREE! The track I arranged is “Village of Snow” from the game Soma Bringer (number 6 on the album). Enjoy!
https://supervgchristmasparty.bandcamp.com/

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“Super VG Christmas Party” Compilation Album! (Release Party on Facebook)

The release of the compilation album that I arranged a track for is almost upon us. Join the “release party” and celebrate this 100% FREE album release on Thursday 😀

‘Tis the season! Super VG Christmas Party’s worldwide online release is THIS THURSDAY (December 11th, 2014)!

Over 100 musicians have teamed up from across the globe to bring you the ultimate holiday video game music compilation! Featuring 42 tracks and more than two hours of music, this collection of all-new winter and yuletide covers is our Christmas gift to you. It’s completely FREE to download!

Follow the link at the bottom of this post and “join” the party and download the album the minute it’s released!

Ailsean and Nikolai • The Amazing BrandO • Arc Impulse • Armcannon • CHM • Chris Porter • Codename Trigger Thumb • CoLD SToRAGE • DemonStray (Cory Harbak) • Dr. Manhattan (Hugo Silva) • Ian Luckey • Jameson Sutton • Jayson Napolitano • Jeff Ball • The Koopas • Lotus SM (Arthur Braga and Alexandre Lucena) • (M+) (Micho Plasma), Lauren the Flute, and PokéMatt (Matt Baros) • Malcos • Matheus Manente • Mega Beardo • MegaDriver (Official) • Michael Zucker • Mutherpluckin’ B (Henrik Lidbjörk) • Nestunes • On Being Human • The OneUps • ThePlasmas • Playing with Power • Pokérus VGMusic • Psycho Crusher • Random Encounter • The Returners – VGM • ROCKtendo (Bill Rahko) • The Second Story • Super Caucasian Bros. • Super Guitar Bros • Tanuki Suit Riot • Triforce Quartet • The World is Square • Yes Mayhem

https://www.facebook.com/events/570451453054390/?ref=22

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“Super VG Christmas Party” compilation album!

BIG NEWS!!! I’m happy to finally announce that I will have a track featured in an upcoming compilation album called “Super VG Christmas Party”.

From the official page:
“A collection of all-new winter and yuletide video game covers. Coming December 2014!”

I want the track I chose to arrange to be a surprise for when the album comes out, but I’ll let you know it’s from an RPG composed by Yasunori Mitsuda.

So, everyone, please “like” the official Facebook page for the album (link below) and keep a look out for the release in December!

https://www.facebook.com/supervgchristmasparty

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