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MES wants to make another album of mariachi style video game music classics.
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The Album

After positive reception of our first album, MES is kickstarting our second album.  

We are hoping to bring new classic video game themes to life with our unique brand of mariachi, and to add new instrumentation and utilize our singing voices.  We see great potential in realizing these musical arrangements with mariachi, and want to continue to explore those possibilities with your help.

We want to do tunes from Sunset Riders....
We want to do tunes from Sunset Riders....

I often feel that when blending mariachi with other genres of music, there is a fine line between great musicality and hokeyness.  I think it's easy to be complacent about which elements you choose to draw from each genre and just kind of "plug-in" things to make a tune happen.  MES is all about finding that balance, delivering with great execution, and working to make two very different things seem organic to one another.  

.... and Final Fantasy games!!!
.... and Final Fantasy games!!!

We want to expand on the use of indigenous mariachi rhythms and styles, and really show off what a mariachi can do. While they won't be straight sones from Jalisco or Michoacan, the DNA will definitely be there underneath a full chorus of vocals, and weaving between a violin and vihuela duet.  

... and the Mega Man Series! Just to name a few!!
... and the Mega Man Series! Just to name a few!!

MES has always been about putting out the best possible product we can, and we keep learning more each time. We are hoping to bring a more musically dynamic sound to our second album, with higher highs, and more intimate lows.  

The Funds

All contributions will go directly towards

  • Professional mixing/mastering at a recording studio TBD 
  • Licensing and distribution of digital and physical media 
  • Funding and shipping of incentives 
  •  Design and manufacture of CDs Graphics design/artwork for CDs

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Our Work

Metroid

Chrono Trigger - Millennial Fair

 Star Wars - The Throne Room

 Tunes

Some of the tunes we would like to cover include music from classics like The Final Fantasy Series, Kingdom Hearts, Chrono Trigger, The Legend of Zelda, Sunset Riders, Starfox and the Mega Man series as well as tunes from newer games like Shovel Knight and Undertale just to name a few. 

 We are subject to licensing barriers, which will be the ultimate factor in determining what we can and cannot have on our record.  

MUSIC FROM THIS RECORD WILL NOT BE AVAILBLE THROUGH YOUTUBE.

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The Complete SNES is a is a 500+ Page Comprehensive Super Nintendo Collector's Book & Ultimate Guide to the SNES w/ US, PAL, Unreleased, Homebrew & More!
The Complete SNES is a is a 500+ Page Comprehensive Super Nintendo Collector's Book & Ultimate Guide to the SNES w/ US, PAL, Unreleased, Homebrew & More!

 

Risks and challenges

THE TUNES (Cont...)

Our biggest barrier is licensing. Because of the nature of copyright holdings and cover music, we have to be thorough in the legal process involved for licensing our tunes. There are many tunes we want to cover but will all be subject to licensing issues. This is especially true in the case of Nintendo music. If we can't get something appropriately licensed, it just won't be possible for us to have on our record. THIS IS CRUCIAL TO REMEMBER FOR THOSE PARTICIPATING AS EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS.

***The most common barrier to licensing a song is that the song in question does not have an official release in North America by the copyright holder who has the right to first-release***

Exploring new territories even within our niche can be risky. There's new ground to be broken still, a lot of ground to make up before we meet the potential that exists for video game music mariachi.

But I firmly believe that this is aligned with the way a sculptor would describe a stone - "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." ~Michelangelo

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    Digital Download

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    CD + DOWNLOAD

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    SIGNED CD + DOWNLOAD

    Get a CD copy of this album one month before it goes on sale!! Also, it will be signed by every MESticle that records on the album.

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    CD + DOWNLOAD + MUG + SHOT GLASS

    Get 13oz MES mug AND a shot glass to enjoy your tasty beverages with while you listen to mariachis on the CD or digital download you will also get.

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    2 CDs + DOWNLOAD + MUG + 2 SHOT GLASSES

    Get one 13 oz MES mug, 2 MES shot glasses, and physical copies (CD) of both our 1st album and this album, signed, and delivered one month before the general release.

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    MES STUFF+ LINER NOTE THANK YOU

    In addition to receiving a 13oz MES mug, an MES shot glass, both our 1st album and this album on a signed CD a month before the general release, you'll get your name printed in the liner notes of the CD jewel case as a way of thanking your from the bottom of our hearts.

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    ZELDA LIMITED EDITION VINYL COLLECTION

    in addition to getting all the cool gear in the other tiers, you'll get a limited edition copy of the album on vinyl WITH a bonus disc of 5 zelda tunes with an alternative cover designed by San Antonio artist John Medina.

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    REQUEST A YOUTUBE VIDEO + MES STUFF

    Request a video game tune that you want to hear, and we will arrange it and make a video on our youtube channel between now and February 2017. You will also get a shoutout from us when your requested video premieres! Also, get a mug, a shot glass, and both albums signed.

    This tier also includes the limited edition zelda vinyl edition.

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER!

    Request one (1) Video Game tune to be recorded on this album. Coordinate with us over the next few months on the creative process, and provide direction on the production of the tune! You will be credited on the album as an Executive Producer! Also, get a mug, 2 shot glasses, and both albums signed. Also get a copy of the limited edition vinyl with zelda bonus disc and album artwork.

    ***ALL VGM REQUESTS MUST BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH LICENSING AND DISTRIBUTION REGULATIONS***

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