Rokko Chan Soundtracks behind-the-scenes with This Place is Haunted
Cover band This Place is Haunted specializes in rock arrangements of classic video
game soundtracks, film scores and TV themes from the 80's to today.
If you recall watching HBO years before Game of Thrones and The Sopranos were glimmers in the eyes of Hollywood television producers, you'll likely find something to be nostalgic about in their HBO Feature Presentation rock arrangement. It appears on their remastered self-titled album, which is available to sample in full on Bandcamp.
We are thrilled to be able to bring you two new rock covers by the New York City music group, arranging three themes from Dr. Mad's castle in Rokko Chan. Keyboardist Geoff Barone and the entire band went out of their way to document the recording process in a new six-minute video, premiering as part of this Kickstarter project. The results are brand new takes on the themes "Into the Castle," "Dr. Mad Stage 1" and "Dr Mad Stage 4."
The browser game Rokko Chan was in development for two years and two months before it was released. Created by a team of aspiring game designers entirely over the internet, it can be seen as a perfect complement to game-inspired musicians like This Place is Haunted. Both groups have been motivated to express their appreciation for the aesthetic of 8-bit gaming through their own personal artistic lenses and a do-it-yourself methodology.
For more game covers by TPiH, take a look at their sites on Bandcamp and Facebook. They include of Double Dragon, Castlevania and Echo the Dolphin rock medleys, among performances of music from numerous other classic games.
To mark this Kickstarter project's having reached the 50% funded mark, both This Place is Haunted Rokko Chan Soundtracks arrangements have been unlocked and will be streaming online until Friday evening. Over twenty arrangements from the album are scheduled to be revealed on Bandcamp as the Kickstarter project approaches its funding goal.
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Half-Bundle: choose between the Originary Pack and the Arranged Pack to receive a Bandcamp download code in your file format of choice.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Full Bundle: receive Bandcamp download codes for both the Originary Pack and Arranged Pack. Music by eight artists in your file format of choice.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Digital Voyages: THE FULL BUNDLE, along with over one hour of music from The Swapper by Carlo Castellano, Mirage by Andi Bissig, Cream Wolf by Mark DeNardo, The Binding of Isaac: The Wrath of the Lamb by Danny Baranowsky, Clairvoyance by El Huervo, Soundstory by Zach Parrish and Videogame Music in Context by Matheus Manente. Available in your file format of choice through Bandcamp.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Visual Contents: ALL OF THE ABOVE MUSIC FILES, along with video content in m4v format, optimized for iPhone and iPad. Includes discussions / live music from game composers Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy), Kumi Tanioka (Ragnarok Odyssey), Akira Yamaoka (Lollipop Chainsaw), Masashi Hamauzu (Final Fantasy XIII), Danny Baranowsky (Super Meat Boy), Kplecraft (Fami-Mode 2011) and Sexy-Synthesizer (Fami-Mode 2012).Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Aycomusic Collection: ALL OF THE ABOVE, along with music by Vancouver-based game composer Eiko Ishiwata. Fantasy Collection is an album of original compositions inspired by Final Fantasy series composer Nobuo Uematsu. Comes with acoustic renditions of music from Final Fantasy VI. Available in your file format of choice through Bandcamp.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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3 CD Soundtrack: ALL OF THE ABOVE DIGITAL FILES, plus a first run Rokko Chan soundtrack album. 27 music tracks by Hokkaido-based composer Asagen, plus chip remixes by Kplecraft, K->, Hige Driver, Sanditio, Saitone, Lazerbeat, Inverse Phase and more, along with arrangements in miscellaneous genres by Descendents of Erdrick, Eiko Ishiwata, This Place is Haunted, Francisco Cerda, Matheus Manente and more. 2 compact discs, with cover art designed by Rokko Chan illustrator Dot.A. Ships with Splatterhouse Butchered by Various Artists on a single CD. Free international shipping.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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6 Disc Nubuwo Compilation: ALL OF THE ABOVE, plus Hydorah Original & Arranged Tracks on two compact discs. Composed by Gryzor87 of Andalusia, Spain and arranged by various artists, including Matheus Manente, Eiko Ishiwata, Nijeil and DJ Master Kohta. Also includes Videogame Music in Context in Japan DVD, directed and edited by Jeriaska, not for resale. Free international shipping.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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Collectors Items. ALL OF THE ABOVE, plus CDs and DVDs signed by participating musicians: Splatterhouse Butchered by Various Artists promo CD, signed by Splatterhouse composer Howard Drossin. Rokko Chan Soundtracks limited edition promo CD, signed by Rokko Chan and The Big Adventure of Owata's Life director King. Omodaka DVD, signed by chiptune artist Omodaka. Super Meat Boy 2-CD soundtrack signed by composer Danny Baranowsky. Language Arts Volume 1 CD, signed by Random aka Mega Ran. Bagu & The Riverman CD, signed by Dj Cutman and Spamtron. OCT Album Vol. 1 & 2 chip music compilation CDs, signed by DJ Master Kohta and Bun. Plus, Adventures in Pixels hand-drawn art piece by Ben Landis. And a copy of HIGEDIUS on compact disc by chiptune artist Hige Driver. Free international shipping.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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Top Backer Reward: ALL OF THE ABOVE, plus Retro City Rampage vinyl album, signed by co-composer Leonard J. Paul. One limited run large size Rokko Chan t-shirt, featuring design by illustrator DotA. A Mega Ran 10 blue vinyl album by Random, aka Mega Ran, and a special USB Drive containing early art proofs from the Language Arts game and comic. A limited edition boxed copy of Diamond Trust of London for Nintendo DS, signed and numbered, by game designer Jason Rohrer. Plus the satisfaction of supporting all the efforts behind the Nubuwo Summer Bundle initiative. Free international shipping.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012