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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


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01/03/2016

Last Ninja Music(ology) Kickstarter

Finally, the Last Ninja Trilogy gets a full set of remixes!


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 Monty on the Run (Monty Gets Orchestrated 2011)

Arranged by Peter Clarke

AM new to site but have always loved this tune - takes me straight back to the 80's ! Have listeren to other Monty's this is the best remix out there !

Review by Poppykuk


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 Last Ninja 2 (Mansion in-game)

Arranged by Jon Wells

This remix seems to have everything: it`s a full and complete cover of the original SID, the instruments radiate a sort of 80`s synth-feel... But somehow the overall feeling of this cover is not as good as the sum of its parts. There are bits and pieces of it that are pretty awesome (like that stabbing bass in the opening minute, that pad sound that is a cross between a choir and a flute, that nice break in the middle, etc.), but at times it sounds cheap and kitschy, which is unfortunate.

Review by LaLa


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 Nemesis the Warlock

Arranged by Xenobioz

Several problems here: the arrangement tries to be orchestral, but the individual instruments are not played the way a real orchestra would (the strings are especially cringe-worthy). The arrangement is rather thin to begin with and relies too much on timpani to drive it. The female vocal is a nice touch, although it, too, sounds bad when it's pitched too low or too high. There is also little dynamics in the arrangement which makes the entire tune sound flat.

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Necropolo: raKBIT

RAKBIT

by NecroPolo

NecroPolo has produced a stunning album which is built on a vintage prog-sound: from hard as nails to Rhodes-heaven, NecroPolo has got beneath the skin of the pieces and created something which is totally authentic to their spirit.
As if that wasn't enough, this album features the first ever C64-executable album cover, complete with classic scrolltext and the original SIDs that appear on the album, in one PRG!
And if THAT wasn't enough, this demo contains the first ever usage of a revolutionary new SID encoding format which enables any complexity of SID to be played back with minimal raster time, no matter how complex the player! Named SIDRIP, this routine was produced by Hermit specially for this demo, because pieces such as Scoll Machine or Rimrunner needed to feature in this demo, and their players were far too difficult to squeeze into a one-file demo.

Check it out...

1
Sanxion
MRT
2
Golden Axe
MRT
3
Watch my balls in action [The Real Take]
Vincenzo
4
R-Type Theme
Instant Remedy
5
Falcon Patrol II
Mano
6
Deflektor
ziona
7
Flight Path 737 (Lost)
Dr Future
8
Cyberworld remix
Teo
9
Aztec Challenge (Aztec Funeral mix)
Sidicium
10
International Karate (80s Edit) [FIXED]
Hanz Meyzer

1
Turrican 2 - The wall [EXON Version]
EXON
2
Turrican 2 - The Desert Rocks [EXON Remake]
EXON

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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