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.
You can read more about CarboHydroM's story here.
This is a collection of all my standalone tracks, from 2004 to nowadays, and not really an actual album. Why not ? Well I learnt over the years that it's very frustrating to maintain an homogeneous sound over long periods, just to make all the songs on a same album go well together, while my production capabilities keep evolving.
Anyway, if you want to listen to my latest productions, you should start here.
Attention musicians ! For those among you who feel like reinterpreting the leads with the instrument of your choice, or singing your own lyrics, you can !
As the name speaks, you can find here the backing tracks that I had released along my works. As hearing somebody else virtually performing a song together with me is a lot of fun, please let me know if you release the result of your attempt somewhere !
Pop'n Twinbee, this cute shooter on SNES, had one of the most beautiful soundtrack of all the games I played at that time. It would have sounded good in all styles, be it orchestra or metal. Rock'n Twinbee is a short album covering 8 tracks from the game (7 level tracks and one for the ending credits) in a rock fashion.
Despite of the small size of this album, it took me quite a while to complete it, since I started it in 2004 and released the last track it in 2008 only. The reason is that because of my production capabilities that greatly evolved in 2005, it became pretty painful to go back to my old mixing setup in order to make songs for this album, as they needed to sound homogeneous. So in the end, this album sounds like me in 2004-2005 !
This is the first cover album that I've released online, way back in 2004. It was before I even heard about the video game music remixing community, and I was completely unaware that so many people were attempting to do the same thing. That's why every song in this album has that sort of raw, and straight-to-the-point feeling.
I started working on it in 2003, during my studies, and my goal was to produce this album as quickly as possible, without overlapping too much on my homework - either way it did overlap too much, actually. So I wrote very simple arrangements, recorded one song on each week-end, and did not pay much attention to the mixing process.
Sharing this album is what originally motivated me to bring a website up. It also contains the song that sort of started it all for me online, as "The Imprisoning War" is the song that got me noticed on VGMix.
Not really an album either, but a few tracks that I made before I used the Internet to share music with people. Be careful, they might hurt your ears !