About the Album
The Nintendo Generation
Produced: 1999 - 2006
My very first attempt at Windows-based sequencers and digital VST's, and this was the end result. A lot of years of trying and failing and learning. This was a fun period, and I discovered a lot. Remember that this was when digital music-production became big and available at home in real studio-quality. So the songs vary in quality, but I think I got a few of them right.
I actually think Turrican is my favorite. The reason for this being that it was the very first song I fiddled with all the way back to 1993, and I finally managed to use a vocoded synthesized robot-voice for something meaningful in a song. I actually got feedback from the creator of the music for the original Turrican-games, Chris Huelsbeck, and that sparked another 18 songs after that. All it takes is motivation.
The song 'Raiders of the North' is in norwegian, but it still got featured on the official site for the game by Blizzard back in 2005. That was huge and got hundreds of thousands of downloads.
'Feel Redux' was my first attempt at seperating vocals from an original track and re-using it in a remix, so that's what I did with Robbie Williams' song 'Feel'. It's not that good, but it was part of a learning process. 'Fragger' is another song that uses synthesized vocals - I tried that right after the first attempt on Turrican. Worked well enough. 'The Horns of Odin' is something that just fell out of my brain one day. Sounds nordic. I am nordic. Probably why.
I guess that covers most of it. I hope you find something in here worth listening too, if not - well at least I had a fun time doing it. Enjoy it or leave before your soul is lost.