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Umby 08-20-2016 01:10 AM

Nostalgia Remixed: Talking about Video Game Covers
 
The Remixdome III just ended, but I realized that we don't really have a generic thread for sharing your favorite remixes! I used to run a college radio show where I played both originals and remixes, but now that I don't have that outlet (I just graduated after all) I'm getting that itch to share again.

If you followed the most recent Remixdome, you'll know that I love jazz covers. The OneUps used to be my favorite cover group, but recently they haven't been making songs that jive with my favorite jazz-types. Some of my favorites come off of their Volume 2 and their Super Mario Kart Album, such as their cover of Chrono Trigger's main theme (which is probably their best song I've seen performed live).


Recently, though, The Consouls have been scratching my jazz itch, and surprisingly for the consistency of their releases and professionalism, they don't have that much publicity yet (probably due from hailing from down under). This cover of a the classic Mario Underground could fall into the hackneyed trap of so many other Underground covers, but their fast tempo and breakdown of the tune into some funky time signatures (is that a 7/8 I hear at points? Maybe!) really takes it straight into the realm of jazz and make it their own.


What covers have y'all been listening to and enjoying lately? What are your favorites?

aturtledoesbite 08-20-2016 01:35 AM

I only listen to the highest-quality rips.

Mightyblue 08-20-2016 01:42 AM

One of my favorite chipfunk artists does the occasional remix song, and did an entire album of Sonic remixes that is pretty darn good as well.

Kishi 08-20-2016 02:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Mightyblue (Post 2202048)

"Metropolis Finale" is sublime.

Ludendorkk 08-21-2016 04:00 AM

The Advantage are the kings of NES covers, as far as I'm concerned.




Umby 08-21-2016 11:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Mightyblue (Post 2202048)
One of my favorite chipfunk artists does the occasional remix song, and did an entire album of Sonic remixes that is pretty darn good as well.

I like the instrumentation for the Sonic remixes, but I really wish he had a real orchestra for them. I'm enjoying his newest album a lot more. It mixes chiptune with other instruments (or samples) and makes a unique sound, very cool!

muteKi 08-21-2016 11:58 PM

hey guys what's going on in here

Umby 08-22-2016 01:27 PM

well don't just stand at the door, post your covers and take a seat

Mightyblue 08-22-2016 02:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Umby (Post 2202550)
I like the instrumentation for the Sonic remixes, but I really wish he had a real orchestra for them. I'm enjoying his newest album a lot more. It mixes chiptune with other instruments (or samples) and makes a unique sound, very cool!

Mr. Turpin's best albums are probably this new one, his first album Rhythm 'n' Bitz, Friendchip, and Chip Songbook #5(? it's the one that's actually a full album instead of four or five songs). Honorable mentions go to Hedgehog Orchestral Suite and Chip Ship (a kind of atmospheric RPG-ish soundtrack).

muteKi 08-23-2016 05:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Umby (Post 2203096)
well don't just stand at the door, post your covers and take a seat

All recorded off a real Genesis (well for almost all the tracks an X'Eye, to be precise; a couple are off a Model 1 from my folks' place), though I should in the near future re-record everything since I think I can get some of the noise down so it sounds cleaner.

So much Castlevania, you guys.

narcodis 08-24-2016 12:11 PM

OCRemix just released a jazz Chrono Trigger album. It's awesome. Super chill, great arrangements, very well done. Also, duh, it's free, so you should get it and listen to it.

Umby 08-24-2016 02:50 PM

I can second that, it's not the best I've ever heard but they are all solid takes, and I really enjoy the improvisation that they do on every track.

Sanagi 08-27-2016 09:43 PM


Been enjoying these guys lately.


And here's an oldie but goodie.

Kirin 08-28-2016 12:56 PM

I'm glad I took the time to watch those long-ass mixes, because they are both super fantastic. Thanks Sanagi!

Loki 08-28-2016 12:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Sanagi (Post 2206156)
And here's an oldie but goodie.

I love these guy's FFVIII piece.

Umby 08-28-2016 10:08 PM

Same sentiments as above, these are some cool mixes. Wish they made them more regularly!

Umby 09-15-2016 11:43 PM

Was talking about FALLEN, the new Materia Collection release, in the Undertale thread. As usual with Materia releases, it's a way for lesser artists to get their music noticed so there's always going to be a lot of songs that don't really click for you. I haven't had enough time to dig, but I already know which artists I tend to like, so if you haven't heard it yet go check out The Triforce Quartet's take on the main theme of Undertale (track 37), it's fantastic and heart-rending like the original.

Sanagi 09-17-2016 03:42 PM


Umby 09-21-2016 07:14 PM

Hm, I feel like I've seen this guy's covers before but I forgot that he existed. Really cool and unique take!

Sanagi 09-21-2016 09:05 PM

Just realized I hadn't posted these guys yet and had to fix that.


Kirin 09-22-2016 10:22 AM

I <3 Mariachi Entertainment System

Umby 10-08-2016 11:29 PM

insaneintherain is ridiculously good

AND HE JUST STARTED COLLEGE WHAT IS THIS


Ludendorkk 10-09-2016 01:47 PM

Hot damn


Umby 10-10-2016 11:32 AM

That was a fantastic cover, Ludendorkk, thanks for sharing. Definitely going to look into Lazerhawk.

Umby 11-01-2016 06:01 PM

I'm kind of the single target demographic for these albums but I've been loving Game Music Lullabies: Prescription for Sleep as they're fantastic relaxing jazz covers of game tunes. Just today they announced their latest album, which is going to be fifteen covers of Undertale! Enjoy all the sax + piano duets, this time with more monsters and feels.

Here's the announcement trailer with some samples!


Ludendorkk 12-31-2016 08:39 PM

Youtube user Luminist did analog synth covers the the original Metroid soundtrack and they're wonderful:



See the rest of his covers here. Really great stuff!

Umby 01-01-2017 01:59 AM

Hey this is great! I'mma go check out his other covers RIGHT AWAY

EDIT: I think my favorite is:

muteKi 01-01-2017 07:53 PM

Man, every Metroid song on analog synth sounds like an alternate take on the Doctor Who theme. (Not a complaint)

Umby 01-16-2017 09:07 PM

You may have been disappointed in the Switch press conference (or not!) but you will not be disappointed by the awesome jazz cover concert Nintendo held in celebration of the Switch news!


Less exciting for me but maybe just as good for you all, they also had a rock concert covering some songs as well (notably Splatoon!).


Sanagi 01-29-2017 03:52 PM



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