It was originally announced via an Indiegogo campaign from late last year, but now it’s gotten a proper announcement from Enjoy The Toons Records and a release date.
The 8-Bit Time Paradox is an arrangement album managed in large part by Giovanni Rotondo. It contains arrangements of music from Metroid, Breath Of The Wild, Final Fantasy VII, Ocarina Of Time, Mega Man, Titanfall 2, Shovel Knight, and Battlefield 1. The tracks are performed by several artists known for their video game music arrangements on Youtube and elsewhere on the internet.
The release will be a single LP housed in a GameBoy game-inspired single pocket jacket with art by Jeff Langevin. It will be available in three color variants – “cartridge” grey, “boss battle” purple-in-clear with white splatter, and “time paradox” purple smoke. The two former are limited to 200 copies each and the latter 100 copies.
The release is priced at $21 through Enjoy The Toons Records, and £23 through Giovanni Rotondo’s Bandcamp.
Orders open through Enjoy The Toons’ store here on May 5, 2018. It can already be ordered through Giovanni Rotondo’s Bandcamp here, which ships from the UK instead of the US.
The Yetee have announced that they will be releasing the Timeline EP on vinyl. The Timeline EP is a collaborative effort between VGM cover band Marshall Art and VGM cover musician Cory Johnson.
The release features prog/post-rock style chiptune and guitar arrangements of tracks from The Legend Of Zelda series, Chrono Trigger, Earthbound, and Undertale.
Followers of the artists might recognize the songs, but it’s worth noting that they have been completely re-recorded for this EP (except for MGLV from Undertale, which have instead been remixed and remastered for this release).
The release will be 45RPM 10″ on black vinyl with multicolor splatter. It comes in a single 10″ jacket and features new art by Drew Wise on the front and photography by Ami Moregore on the back.
The release is priced at $20 and can be ordered from The Yetee here now. It is not a preorder, so it should be ready to ship out to buyers very soon.
German label VinylDigital have announced that they will be releasing Shag’s “Flyrule” album on vinyl. The album was originally released digitally in 2011 and features instrumental hip hop remixes of tracks from the The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time soundtrack.
The release will be a single LP in a regular record jacket sporting new artwork by Micha Quär. The LP comes on gold-colored vinyl and will be limited to 300 copies.
The release is priced at €17 and is scheduled to release on May 26, 2017. It can be preordered now via VinylDigital’s online store here.
And yes, there’s a vinyl option!
The project is called Hero of Time and is “a musical retelling of the story of Ocarina of Time, including key moments that occur before the game’s beginning and during Link’s concealment for seven years”. It will be an hour-long recording of new musical arrangements recorded live by a 64-person orchestra (the orchestra might grow even larger depending how much backing they can get).
The vinyl option is at the $100 tier and will also come with a digital download of the recording, a CD, and a signed postcard. While the price might seem steep to some, keep in mind that this Kickstarter is also for making this recording happen in the first place.
They do note in the Kickstarter that they’re planning a pre-sale for non-backers if the funding is succesful, so there might be an extra chance to get a vinyl copy then.
The Kickstarter opened today, September 30, and runs until October 31, 2016. If it is succesfully funded rewards are scheduled to go out in March 2017.
If it sounds like something for you, then you can check out the Kickstarter here.