The One Ups, godfathers of video game jazz bands, have just released a 13 track album dedicated to themes from horror video games. Songs for the Recently Deceased covers music from Silent Hill, Resident Evil, Castlevania, Splatterhouse and more, and with Mustin’s legendary production this might be the best sounding One Ups album yet. Songs for the Recently Deceased will chill your bones this Halloween, and it’s available now on Loudr.
01 Dance-Off at Silent Hill [Silent Hill]
02 Tristram und Isolde [Diablo]
03 The Bane of Kanto (Gotta Kill ’em All) [Pokémon Red and Blue]
04 Bedtime is Deadtime [A Nightmare on Elm Street]
05 Someday My Vince Will Come [Final Fantasy VII]
06 The Ballad of Raccoon City [Resident Evil Outbreak]
07 Vampire Roadshow [Castlevania Symphony of the Night]
08 Ghouls ‘n Ghosts ‘n Goblins ‘n Gypsies [Ghosts ‘n Goblins]
09 Demonic Rainforest [Castlevania III Dracula’s Curse]
10 λαβύρινθος [The Legend of Zelda]
11 Hardest Working Duck in Show Business [DuckTales]
12 La Noche de los Muertos [Zombies Ate My Neighbors]
13 Blood-splattered Rose [Splatterhouse]
Download Songs for the Recently Deceased on Loudr
“World 1-2: Encore” is the followup to “World 1-2” that featured top-class videogame composers & arrangers, including Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill), Manami Matsumae (Mega Man), Keiji Yamagishi (Ninja Gaiden), Austin Wintory (Journey) and many more. “Encore” is one more ride with 14 remixes of some of our favorite games — from Mega Man and Zelda to Sonic and Super Hexagon and plenty others. It’s a celebration of the art & craft of video games.
Unlike the previous album “World 1-2“, this one is all remixes — so it’s easier to digest and enjoy. It retains the same nature of World 1-2: a multitude of genres and styles, mixed together in a playful way.
World 1-2 is a music project directed and produced by Mohammed Taher of Koopa Soundworks. All proceeds generated from this album will go toward funding new projects by Koopa Soundworks. We hope you enjoy this project as much as we enjoyed making it.
I had the honor and pleasure of producing the original World 1-2 alongside Mohammed for GameChops. Mohammed has relentless attention to detail and a skill for recruiting the very best of the game industry and vgm community. I have high hopes for Koopa Soundworks!