I’m still alive, guys. I’ve been extremely busy with my Ph.D. in mechanical engineering and haven’t had much time to work on music. I did find some time a couple days ago to finish a rough draft of the Ending theme from Super Metroid (see the SoundCloud player below). For more Metroid music, see the end of the post.
I’m hoping to replace our flash players with something a bit more modern. Flash is very slow and doesn’t work well on smartphones. What do you think of this player?
That song is “Sub-Zero” by Emunator and Ergosonic, a remix of Phendrana Drifts from Metroid Prime. Available free here.
I would also love to make a nice mobile version of the website, but I don’t have the time to figure it out. If you know anyone, or you’re a web developer, who would do a great job (for free or for less than $50) please email me (will.a.pisani at gmail.com).
To help satisfy your hunger for awesome Metroid music, here are a few suggestions:
Sam Dillard has released a new album: “Metroid Cinematica”! It is without a doubt the best Metroid album I have ever heard!! The instruments are so realistic I don’t think a professional orchestra could do a better job. The soundscapes of the arrangements absolutely ooze Metroid. While listening through the album, I was constantly recalling memories of each game. The quality of this album is where I envisioned Metroid Reorchestrated going. The goal of MREO is to transform the amazing songs of the Metroid franchise into orchestral masterpieces. Sam Dillard has achieved that goal; each and every song in his album is an orchestral masterpiece.
I strongly urge you to check out Sam Dillard’s “Metroid Cinematica”. It is available on Loudr, Google Play, and iTunes. If you like what you hear and are financially able, please purchase his album. Excellent composers ought to be compensated for their efforts so that they can continue to release magnificent albums. If you are not financially able, you can still listen to his album on Spotify. Below you will find a trailer for “Metroid Cinematica”.
“Sol Sanctum – The Elemental Stars” from Golden Sun
“S.S. Anubis” from Jet Force Gemini
“Condemned Tower” from Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow
“Fully Powered Suit” from Metroid: Zero Mission
“Mt. Coronet” from Pokemon Diamond/Pearl/Platinum
“Title Theme” from Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
“Calming Dawn” from Minecraft (remix of “Sweden”)
“Phendrana Drifts” from Metroid Prime
From the description on Loudr: “Aural Nostalgia Vol 1 is a collection of eight reorchestrations from video games I have played whose music brings back fond memories. This album is my attempt to do these nostalgia-inducing songs justice. Special thanks goes to Leila Whelan for creating the album art.”
Hey guys and gals! It’s been quite a while, hasn’t it? Today’s update is the title theme from Metroid Prime 3: Corruption arranged by yours truly, Light_of_Aether. I showed off a “surround sound” version of this theme two years ago. If you’d like to compare, click here!
Hey guys! Today marks the first time you will be able to see the reorchestration process firsthand. I recorded myself working on the Theme of U-Mos from Metroid Prime 2: Echoes from the beginning. I didn’t arrange the entire song, just the first two minutes. It isn’t perfect, but it’s a good start. Enjoy!
If you would like me to do more recordings or just want to give feedback, please let me know either on the MREO Facebook page or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hey everyone! This month we have two new songs for you: Chozo Artifact Found (Metroid Prime) and Nightmare (Metroid Fusion). Chozo Artifact Found was arranged by Light_of_Aether and Nightmare was arranged by the MREO Team’s newest reorchestrator, Stephen. You can expect to hear more of his excellent work.
Light_of_Aether has about six other songs in the reorchestration pipeline. Tune into his college radio show at 10pm Eastern tonight to hear the latest work-in-progress of one of those six songs, Phendrana Drifts Redux. Right-click the banner that says “Listen Online Streaming” and select “save link as”. Then play that file with your favorite music player.
The Listen and Download pages will be updated soon.
Hey everyone! We have three new songs and a preview for you this month. Lower Maridia (Super Metroid), another excellent piece from DigitalGhost; Surface Runner Redux (Metroid II); Distress Signal (Metroid Prime); and our preview, Title Theme (Metroid Prime Trilogy).
Hey guys! Our amazing friends over at Zelda Reorchestrated recorded the choir for their The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess album “Twilight Symphony” yesterday. They posted four videos (below) of the choir in action and it is epic! This is an exciting time to be a video game music fan. For more information regarding Twilight Symphony, please see the Zelda Reorchestrated website at http://www.zreomusic.com.