Like a lot of my fellow gamers, I've been marked forever by the soundtracks of the games I played. I'm a musician and I can play the guitar, so sometimes I rearrange video game music to make it sound as if a rock band was performing it. It's my own way of paying my respects to those talented composers that originally created it.
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It's been a few months since I last released a new arrangement. That time has come again my dear friends ! Today I'm releasing an epic medley covering 4 themes from the soundtrack of Gunstar Heroes, by Treasure on Sega Genesis, a frantic shooting game that actually celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. No better occasion than this !
To top it off, in October was also the 10th anniversary of the Dwelling of Duels contest ! Both being regular entrants, my bassist friend Wild_Cat and I committed a joined effort to make something worth submitting. The competition was memorable, with 4 hours of music and 53 songs ! And guess what ? We score 3rd place !
But enough chit-chat, I'll let you enjoy this new song now. It's called "Dwelling Of Heroes". You can find out more about it on its download page. As usual, it will also be available for streaming on Youtube and even on Soundcloud.
And summer went by in the blink of an eye ! During the past months my new website has been coming together steadily, and I've been working on music and design like crazy.
First, as some of you may have noticed already, my Youtube channel now has real logo and artwork, as well as many sections with playlists grouping songs depending on different stuff (for example console generation).
Another thing is that I got my hands on a video camera, which I can use to record footage of myself playing my own tunes. And the first video like this is up, check it out !
When my new website is launched, there will be fresh music in various styles for all of you to listen to ! But until then, the next major event coming up is the 10th anniversary of the Dwelling of Duels, the monthly video game music competition.
As I always was a regular entrant, it's my duty to enter. The deadline is October 19th. I'm not allowed to tell what game I'm going to cover, but all I can tell is that I'm doing my best to deliver something cool. When the time comes, come have a listen and try to guess which song I did !
Last but not least, I've created a Soundcloud account. Feel free to check out my music there if it's more convenient for you !
These past few months mark a major change in my life. I've left my sysadmin job a month ago, and I'm officially starting to write game soundtracks as a primary activity. Not just guitar-driven stuff, although by now most people expect me to come up with only that. I'm in the process of building a demo reel and dedicated website, while still being booked on the game soundtracks of before. But now, this is different. Now I can work on all this during the day, instead of spending precious time on totally unrelated stuff !
So as a mean to mark this important milestone, I've released a brand new song. It covers the Rainbow Road theme from Mario Kart 7 on Nintendo 3DS, and is called "Planetarium". Enjoy !
Another step I've taken lately is the creation of a Twitter account. I've found that when it comes to letting the world know about something, it can be very efficient. I intend to post about my work and music in general. So if you're interested you can do yourself a favor and follow me there.