I really like this song. I was working on another project but couldn’t stop listening to this piece over and over, so I decided to slow it down, and give it some neo-soul drums and groove. What I like the most about this beat is that I doubled the sample up an octave, hooked it into a sidechain compressor to give it a sort of airy presence. You can hear it solo’d in the drop at 1:35
If you haven’t played Cave Story (also known as Doukutsu Monogatari), you need to take some time and play it, right now. This free retro-revival game is a platformer to save all platformers, a charming and challenging game with extensive weapons and a wonderful soundtrack.
Below is a medley of the entire soundtrack arrange for piano by Sebastian Wolff.