So I made a arrangement album for the 25th anniversary of the game's release on the Sharp X68000! I gathered a bunch of artists I know (Stemage, Viking Guitar, Sixto Sounds, Snappleman, etc.) and created a fantastic assortment of arrangements of the entire Castlevania X68000 soundtrack! It's currently out on Bandcamp and Youtube and will be on iTunes, Google Play and Spotify soon. (I also did the art.)
This was a pretty big undertaking for me as I have wanted to produce a Castlevania arrangement album for years but felt I didn't have the chops to do it justice. Fortunately I have curated a fantastic group of musical friends who helped me make this a reality. It's got a lot of prog rock and heavy metal and jazzy funkiness to it that I think does just to the original OST. Let me know what you all think!
Super glad you guys liked it! While I have a really good relationship with all the artists (having worked with most of them before) and let them dictate how much they wanted to arrange their tracks and their direction, I still worked with them as best I could to make sure their vision and mine coincided. I was really fortunate that everything came together as well as it did and am pretty proud of what we made.
Hopefully this can lead to other lesser-covered Castlevania music stuff in the future also. There's so much good stuff that doesn't get enough love.
I didn't know how this thread flew under my radar, but hey, sweet! Now I'll have something to listen to while at work! Thanks, Sindra!
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Galamoth: The last Thursday of this month is the 25th, so we might be getting the next Update dropped a little earlier than expected.
Apr 15, 2019 18:08:50 GMT -6
JeffCross: Galamoth I was thinking the same thing hahah I was gonna do a speculation thread to keep up the hype... but it might do more harm than good raising expectations too high and all.
Apr 15, 2019 21:56:31 GMT -6
purifyweirdshard: Expectations too high? A little earlier than expected? ...what do you guys mean lol, it's always the last Thursday regardless of where in the 20s the day might fall, or in the 30/31 range. It's going to happen
Apr 16, 2019 10:40:35 GMT -6
JeffCross: I meant if I did a speculation thread... and people talk about "pie in the sky" kind of things raising expectations through the roof and then we only get a new enemy update... THAT would be disappointing
Apr 16, 2019 11:31:50 GMT -6