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21/06/2016

Last Ninja Musicology reviewed by LaLa

Fastloaders Ninja Musicology

Massive respects to the FastLoaders!

 

Remixing tunes from The Last Ninja is a tricky business - seemingly everybody remembers them differently. Remixing them in a hard rock style is even trickier - mostly because music from the Last Ninja series has been remixed over and over so many times on RKO already (well over 200 remixes and counting). Yet, the FastLoaders, a group of Last Ninja enthusiasts / rock-band from Norway have managed to do it better than most by treating the tunes with utmost care and respect, with faithful arrangements, and with impeccable mixing.


Naughtyboy New C64 Sid Album By 8 Bit Weapon
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New C64 SID Album by 8 Bit Weapon!

Greetings Programs!

Our new chipmusic concept album is a collection of ambient music crafted to help facilitate relaxation. Over 1 hour of mind defragmenting tones for you to enjoy! Each sound is hand crafted from the Commodore 64 personal computer's SID sound chip. Portions of the album were co-written by a computer as many of the notes were set to be selected by the CPU at random! All tones have been digitally processed for maximum smoothness and optimum ambiance. Relax and Enjoy!

See what some original SID Composer legends have to say about the album:

It's beautiful... it's a work of art... genius. - Martin Galway

Top notch! I both enjoy and respect it. - David Warhol

Very nice and soothing lengthy 8-bit soundscapes... nice for digital meditation! Nice work ! - Jeroen Tel

So ambient my hips fell off - Ben Daglish

 

Love,

 

Seth & Michelle


Submitted by naughtyboy

 

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Last Ninja Music(ology) Kickstarter

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 Last Ninja End Credits

Arranged by Markus Schneider

Well I really like this, and not just because Markus's rendition of my Ninja IV intro theme is present and makes the hairs on the back of my neck rise :-)

I liked this so much I tried to persuade Markus to do (or collaborate) a Ninja themed soundtrack album to an imaginary movie.

Ignore the naysayers, in the great scheme of things the Ninja series has BARELY been done with orchestral instrumentation, and I for one would love to hear more.

Review by feekzoid


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 Commando (Sound of SceneSat Edit)

Arranged by Firestorm

Wow. This is quite a tour de force!

In style it reminds me of Jesper Kyd's and Richard Jacques' symphonic-electronic game soundtracks, and it's absolutely brilliant at that. It has a great variety of moods all interwoven so that it actually tells a story.

So, the arrangement is simply brilliant, but it also brings a very professional sounding virtual orchestra to the table coupled with some well-placed electronic sounds and drums.

I really look forward to hearing this remix as-is performed by a real orchestra at a game music festival!

Review by LaLa


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 Gem'X (Mantronix Edit)

Arranged by Dr Future

Well, I think I heared that one first on a burned CD in my car. When I heared it, my chin falls down and I made my stupiest face I'm able to. Wow, absolutely awesome. One of my absolutely favourites. As mentioned already in my Shout: Great Job, Dr Future. This one is better than the instrumental version.

Review by Grigul


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Marcel Donné - Sidologie CD

Sidologie

by Marcel Donne

If Jarre and Vangelis had done C64 music: they would have sounded like this. Highlights include a stunning cover of Rob Hubbard's Knucklebusters, a full length Miami Vice which fills the soul with Martin Galway's rhythmic and arpeggionic genius, and a cheeky "Band in the Rain" tribute with the Wizball High Score Theme. From Jarre to Vangelis, to a sound that reminds you of both but remains unique to Marcel, this album goes way beyond tribute into "soul satisfying". C64 Music has never sounded so evocative.

Check it out...

1
Thanatos (The Piano Dragon)
Dr Future
2
Hawkeye
Pirx
3
Suicide Express infinity
Lello Caliendo
4
Panther (uncaged in the west mix)
Johan Andersson
5
Druid II 2
Mongo Erectus

1
Fire & Ice Temple Theme (daXX Remix)
daXX
2
Pinball Prelude Medley
Rapture
3
The Great Bath (of the Seven Seas)
Mordi
4
Hero Quest - Piano
PTY
5
Stardust Memories - daXX Remix
daXX
6
Lotus III - Breathless - daxx Remix
daXX
7
Budbrain Coloris - daxx Remix
daXX
8
Elysium (daXX Remix)
daXX
9
Cannon Fodder - Of Blood And Honor
gibs
10
The Last Sun 2010 - Official Remix
gibs

1
Asian Legends
Reyn Ouwehand
2
Deflektor
Reyn Ouwehand
3
Dominator
Tonka
4
Only You
Monotron
5
Shades
Thomas Detert
6
Flimbo's Quest
Reyn Ouwehand
7
I am a Database
Makke
8
Glider Rider
Makke
9
Galway Is God 2000
Jogeir Liljedahl
10
Wizball High Score
Tonka

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