Variations on an origin story (GO! GO! Rokko Chan unlocked)
The Nubuwo Summer Bundle is currently 65% funded. To mark the occasion, two new Rokko Chan Soundtracks arrangements have been unlocked on the project's Bandcamp page.
Last time we listened to three Volcano Man themes by artists based in Japan, the United States and Sweden. Here we'll take a look at the animated intro background music "GO GO Rokko Chan," by musicians from Japan, Canada and Brazil.
The FMV sequence at the start of the game informs us that Dr Mad has masterminded a rebellion among robots and that Rokko Chan has arrived on the scene just in time to potentially set things right. The intro theme by Asagen is spread out over two separate music tracks on the Rokko Chan soundtrack album. However, since the transition between the two songs is hardly noticeable while playing, it was thought that if they were arranged by separate artists, the transition between the two might be jarring.
Bryface of Vancouver offers a chippy variation on the introductory theme. Known for his use of the KORG DS-10 synthesizer, featured on his album how to dodge lasers, here he is utilizing Little Sound DJ for the Nintendo Game Boy. The stylistic difference between the two portable game console instruments can be sampled in multiple videos uploaded to the Bryface YouTube zone.
Matheus Manente of São Paulo has arranged music for every game cover compilations that Nubuwo has helped organize. Namely, his pieces can be found on IWADON, Hydorah Arranged Tracks, Splatterhouse Butchered by Various Artists and Videogame Music in Context. Here his guitar arrangement contains several unique phrases, particularly at the beginning of the piece, that coincidentally complement Bryface's chip remix. Both tracks were arranged independently and represent individual reinterpretations of "GO! GO! Rokko Chan!"
Matheus Manente's take on "Rubinia" from Hydorah, composed by Gryzor87
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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