New audio recording of a Commander Keen 4 song

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Re: New audio recording of a Commander Keen 4 song

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Would also buy album.
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Thanks for all the support guys! The album is almost finished - we need to mix and master, and we need some ALBUM ARTWORK. Is there someone on this forum who would be willing to support the project by making an AWESOME cover for the album?

Here is the fourth attempt! :-)

https://youtu.be/01Wn5TrCL0M

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damn, guys! gotta see ya'll preforming life some day soon! this tune just gives me that super big grin. this is just fantastic. gonna listen to this song in a continuous loop now!

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This is so cool, I think this is my favourite yet.

I'm sure someone here will be up to the album art task... I sadly wouldn't have the finesse to make something of the calibre this music deserves.

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Very nice rendition! Has a different atmosphere to it, while still of course recognisable.

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*supersonic squee*

I love it! Makes me want to get up and dance (and of course sing along) - as it is I'm sitting here toe-tapping with the biggest goofiest grin on my face because hot dang, that's awesome. :love

Alas, my art skills are not up to par, or I would gladly take a crack at some cover art!
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Love all of these~~ As soon as I heard them, I had to send them to an old friend immediately for a nostalgia kick lol. Definitely subscribed and can't wait for you guys' upcoming track for the album. I hope you'll continue doing more game themes after, too!

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Hahahaha I *love* that you all sang the words for Veggies. Magnificent!! :lol

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poncije wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 11:22
OK GUYS, YOU READY? :dead2

https://youtu.be/5HqH7fg_iws
I really liked what you did with the melody & harmony 30 seconds before the end there.

These are mostly really good, though occassionally I wish that certain more tricky rhythms in the original melody would not get "straightened out"/simplified. Other times it works, though.
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Re: New audio recording of a Commander Keen 4 song

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Ok... long time no see. The final song from the Comannder Keen Sessions...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTc0PKwqeFI

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Re: New audio recording of a Commander Keen 4 song

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Snortimer wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:29
poncije wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 11:22
OK GUYS, YOU READY? :dead2

https://youtu.be/5HqH7fg_iws
I really liked what you did with the melody & harmony 30 seconds before the end there.

These are mostly really good, though occassionally I wish that certain more tricky rhythms in the original melody would not get "straightened out"/simplified. Other times it works, though.
Thanks for the input! :-) Our "remakes" were never meant to be a precise copy of the songs, but rather an homage to a really great time we had playing CK while growing up. That's how we went into the studio - to try and have fun with the songs and to try to recreate that feeling of joy. :helmet

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poncije wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 13:23
final
Well I for one insist you do more ;)

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Re: New audio recording of a Commander Keen 4 song

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kvee wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 23:39
poncije wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 13:23
final
Well I for one insist you do more ;)
Thanks Kvee, for now we will try to publish these and see how the general public will react to this. It's always easy to do more of the stuff no one wants to buy! hahahah.

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poncije wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:49
kvee wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 23:39
poncije wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 13:23
final
Well I for one insist you do more ;)
Thanks Kvee, for now we will try to publish these and see how the general public will react to this. It's always easy to do more of the stuff no one wants to buy! hahahah.
Hehe, you don't have to tell me :D
So is there any way one could throw a few bucks in your general direction?

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