Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! We have several things to discuss in this update.
First and foremost is the Metroid album. It seems I bit off more than I could chew when I said that we would have it done by the end of 2011. At the time it seemed like a perfectly reasonable amount of time, but then school started and consumed most of my time. I was able to make some progress on Kraid’s Lair (and you can listen to that progress below), however.
Including Kraid’s Lair, there are four songs left to be reorchestrated: Kraid’s Lair, Mother Brain, Norfair, and Ridley. After those songs are done, we still need to make sure every song meets the same level of quality. I can tell you right now that Escape, Entrance, and Brinstar will all need to be remastered. I could give another predicted completion date, but we may not meet that one either. So I’m just going to say that it’s done when it’s done. Don’t lose hope, though. We will still be releasing the songs as they are finished. Kraid’s Lair should be finished soon.
Secondly, you may have noticed a “Stop Censorship” box covering the Metroid Reorchestrated Logo. Don’t worry, MREO hasn’t been censored by the Stop Online Piracy Act…yet. This bill is still in committee in the House of Representatives and in its current form gives corporations the power to take down any website that allegedly infringes on their copyright. For example, I could post a cover of me singing U2’s “New Year’s Day” on Youtube and then Youtube could be taken down. If you live in the States and love the internet, please send your Congressman a letter expressing your concern about this bill. For more information, please click here.
Thirdly, the Work-in-Progress Archive now has its own page! You can get to it by either going to the archive page and then clicking on the link there or you can click here.
Fourthly, we are now on Google+! There is a Google+ button to the right that will take you to our page.
Finally, here is my Christmas present to you: all the WIP of Kraid’s Lair to date. I wish I had an actual song to release today, but alas, my reorchestration PC is being repaired (needs new thermal paste on CPU and GPU) and I won’t have it back until Wednesday at the earliest.