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.
Leinbo Belmont: Agreed, it is a bit chaotic with everything bouncing around too much, but I am sure it will find balance again in due time.
Jul 19, 2019 18:57:09 GMT -6
Yän: I don't recall them talking in a condescending tone. The game runs perfectly fine and is stable on PC at least. I think the staggered release dates are fine. I'm still not even done with all the content there currently is to play through.
Jul 20, 2019 3:50:41 GMT -6
Yän: And that's after 70+ hours of gameplay.
Jul 20, 2019 3:50:51 GMT -6
Cale: The tone I am referring to is them mansplaining the value of the $60 backer rewards.
Jul 20, 2019 9:32:39 GMT -6
Yän: Oh, right. Yeah that was a little clumsy. Didn't bother me much though
Jul 20, 2019 9:35:58 GMT -6
hai: I played the PC version unpatched, even with those bugs and crashes I prefer this over the Switch version, which hurts my eyes and soul.
Jul 20, 2019 10:54:36 GMT -6
yulia11: Why does Johannes prepare food with Alchemy instead of cooking? (While Alchemy can mold many elements, deconstruct and recombine into specific shape, I cannot imagine anything but astronaut food)
Jul 20, 2019 16:49:16 GMT -6
Squirrel Taskmaster: It's probably a good idea to transmute demonic cheese before eating it. Wouldn't want a case of Hell-pinworms.
Jul 20, 2019 20:10:19 GMT -6
yulia11: That does sound terrifying. Still does he actually cook after preparing the ingredient or?
Jul 20, 2019 20:50:25 GMT -6
Clear: I think Johannes is a genius: why have both a transmutation device and a proper kitchen after he basically invents an all-in-one thing. Saves space in those cramped one-screen-long quarters
Jul 20, 2019 22:27:52 GMT -6
yulia11: Perhaps I should build a small chemistry lab with cooking capability (cleaning would be hell though). Too bad I cannot use modern physics devices for cooking on the ground of cost and safety. (You can use infrared to heat and test food composition)
Jul 20, 2019 22:39:59 GMT -6
yulia11: Side Question when did Alchemist first discover the importance of electricity?
Jul 20, 2019 22:50:58 GMT -6
fleaman2245: Hey Bloodstained team, any updates on the Asian Region Switch Copies? We're still stuck at a buggy v0.1 version that crashes every few minutes, with no updates in sight. Can't believe I bought an expensive paperweight.
Jul 21, 2019 7:59:42 GMT -6
Cale: yulia11 1550s, English scientist William Gilbert. His book De Magnete became the standard work throughout Europe on electrical and magnetic clear distinction between magnetism and what was then called the "amber effect" (static electricity).
Jul 21, 2019 13:25:18 GMT -6
Nezuto: Yes, but could they run Crysis?
Jul 21, 2019 15:07:07 GMT -6
jszsj: When will we get the code for Nintendo Switch - North America (for Japanese Backers)?
Jul 21, 2019 20:53:43 GMT -6
Brainiac: As someone who has worked in an active laboratory before, you are ABSOLUTELY NOT supposed to have food in the same area. The possibility of contaminant ingestion is WAY too high.
Jul 22, 2019 7:40:59 GMT -6
Brainiac: HOWEVER, if you have an area that is just desks/computers/non-experimental workspace, it might be okay having food there. My old lab even had a minifridge for keeping lunches and the like, but strictly no taking it to lab benches.
Jul 22, 2019 7:46:36 GMT -6
Brainiac: You'll note that Miriam is shown for the actual cooking sequences, on the opposite side of the room from Johannes and his transmutation circle/array/whatever you want to call it. I think there's decent and careful separation between the two alchemies.
Jul 22, 2019 7:49:50 GMT -6