KNGI Records in collaboration with OverClocked ReMix and in association with Dwelling of Duels Presents Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shell Shocked
April 8th, 2014
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Riverside, CA: In collaboration with OverClocked ReMix and Dwelling of Duels, KNGI Records is proud to present the release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shell Shocked. The album is the 47th release from OC ReMix and features 33 artists producing 22 arrangements in a variety of rock and metal styles. Coinciding with the 30th anniversary of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise, this 2-disc compilation pays tribute to the soundtrack of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time for the Super NES composed by Mutsuhiko Izumi, Kazuhiko Uehara, and Harumi Ueko, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist for the Sega Genesis composed by Masahiro Ikariko, You Takamine, Kaori Kinouchi, and Hideto Inoue. The album also features professionally-crafted artwork by Nate “FoxxDragon” Horsfall of Lightning Arts.
Shell Shocked is available for free download at http://shellshocked.ocremix.org. This album was produced to promote the music of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time and The Hyperstone Heist, was made by fans, for fans, and is not affiliated with or endorsed by Konami or Viacom; all original compositions are copyright their respective owners.
“When conceptualizing Shell Shocked, I wanted to capture what I had imagined as a hard rock sound in the music of the original game,” said album director Kyle “KyleJCrb” Crouse, who headed up Shell Shocked with an accomplished group of OC ReMixers and Dwelling of Duels veterans. “Despite having a heavy rock and metal influence, the album is packed with variety, with arrangement styles ranging from power metal, punk, progressive synth, glam metal, jazz fusion, blues rock, funk, and even some Vanilla Ice-inspired rap rock.”
Shell Shocked is the third collaboration between KNGI and OC ReMix, following up on 2011’s Super Dodge Ball: Around the World and 2009’s Summoning of Spirits: An Arrangement of Music From Tales of Phantasia and Tales of Symphonia.
Preview it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuGO3RXIhTc
Download it: http://shellshocked.ocremix.org
About OverClocked ReMix
Founded in 1999, OverClocked ReMix is an organization dedicated to the appreciation and promotion of video game music as an art form. Its primary focus is ocremix.org, a website featuring thousands of free fan arrangements, information on game music and composers, resources for aspiring artists, and a thriving community of video game music fans.
Since 2003, the KNGI Video Game Music Podcast Network at kngi.org has been the home of radio shows dedicated to celebrating video game music and game-inspired fare such as chiptunes, indie groups, and doujin, as well as the communities that surround them. The KNGI Records netlabel is a spinoff of the network that plays host to EPs and collaborative efforts created by those who love video game music, providing a permanent home to independently-released game arrangement albums that might otherwise be lost to the depths of time.
About Dwelling of Duels
Dwelling of Duels is a monthly themed competition between musicians creating covers and arrangements of video game music featuring live instrumentation. Check out current and past contest results at dwellingofduels.net.