'WEEN 2018 - or - It's a Dead Man's BOINGO

BOILS AND GHOULS! GOILS AND BHOULS!

It’s that time again… when the moon is in cancer and the Saturn is in Uranus, when all in the wagon die of dysentery, when the bough doth break and the cradle hence falleth. It’s time to dress like idiots and spend precious extracurricular time to make music for friends, family, fans, and… well, ourselves, obviously.

I hope you all are enjoying the change in weather and pumpkin-spiced insanity.

This year, my lovely wife Claire and I decided to tackle one of our favorite Halloween songs—and one of our favorite songs EVER—the Oingo Boingo masterwork, Dead Man’s Party. The song is absolute perfection. There is no improving upon it. So we just decided to pay tribute and make it our own. This one was actually Claire’s brainchild, and we had to make it happen. YouTube and Soundcloud links are below, and you can download the mp3 for free right here.

In addition to this track, I also lent some guitar wankery to the Yes, Mayhem production of a track from Castlevania X68000. The album, Castellum Sanguis LXVIII, was release just a few weeks ago and celebrates a killer soundtrack from a lesser known Castlevania game. Is this the first time a band in the VGM scene has paid tribute to Glenn Miller? Not sure? At least we know it’s happened now. Big ups to my boys in Yes, Mayhem for this one. And great job Sindra for putting the album together. Be sure to nab the whole thing!

This post from last year highlights some of my older Halloween creations.

Happy Halloween!!

The Q3 Punchlist

Hi all!

A quarter of 2018 has passed since my last update, so here is a quick list of things I’ve contributed to in some way over the last few months. We’re going with a list because being productive is the name of the game this year BOOM. Actually, I can’t tell you the name of the game yet, but that OST has been taking most of my time. Har.

Some stuff from earlier in 2018 that I haven’t posted about yet:

Not as much creative stuff in this update - as there is a ton in process or waiting for release. More updates soon, as Halloween be approaching!

ttfn

Music for Runner3 available NOW (out May 22nd for Switch and PC)

I’ve been a fan of the BIT.TRIP games since Nintendo’s first foray into digital-only releases. Choice Provisions (formerly Gaijin Games) has always made music a priority in their creations, which means the world to people like me. BIT.TRIP RUNNER was a breakthrough in gameplay and design, and the award-winning Runner2 kicked things up many a notch.

I’m proud to announce that I've contributed music to Runner3! I built the soundscape for all the Retro Challenge levels. Nestled inside of Runner3 is a completely new game - a cartoon-inspired platformer where you command sir Commander Video through greenery, caves, and ancient ruins in search of Gildan Coins and hot victory. Runner3 is out on Nintendo Switch and Steam May 22nd.

Runner3 is an even bigger boost over Runner2 in terms of gameplay options, design, polish, music, and scope. It’s amazing, and I’m so very proud to be a part of it. 

In a big twist, we’ve decided to put out the soundtrack ahead of the game for you all to enjoy early! Feel free to spin my wacky creations starting today. This project encouraged me to flex a bit and ride that freeform line of absurdity that Commander Video routinely finds himself on.

Listen to the Runner3 (The Retro Challenge Soundtrack) now on Bandcamp and pretty much any digital channel of your choice.

Want to play the game? You do, trust me. If you preorder before May 22nd, it’s 15% off on either the Nintendo Switch eShop or Steam.

More music in the works! Thank you all for the support.