This is a guest post by Souleye, the musician from VVVVVV! He’s just released a new project and wanted to tell you about it.
Hello there, esteemed gamers!
Today, January 10, at 22:22:22, I’m releasing my CD called Adventure. You might wonder why I called it that, and why I’m releasing it at a specific time and date.
Let me first tell you this: It’s about two years since I last posted on the front page of Terry’s blog, just when VVVVVV was released. But VVVVVV remains present and on the top of my mind every single day nevertheless. I’ll always bear it close to my heart.
It’s not hard to see why. Ever since VVVVVV came out, my life has changed. I’ve quit my normal dayjob and started working on things that I think are creative and really fun, and I’m hoping to do so in the future too. My life is now a free-flow of imagination and creativity.
The support for me and my music is great, with people daily encouraging me. It feels weird at times, but this is something I like to do, and I’m well on my path of becoming the kind of composer I want to be, constantly evolving into something even better.
Along the way I learn about so much more than just about making music, but everything rests on the nice gamers and fans who enjoy my music, and without you supporting me, nothing would be possible at all.
So I am very thankful towards the circumstances that led me here. Now, it’s enabled me to go to GDC in March, and meet up with people from around the world that I would never get to meet otherwise.
Exciting times indeed!
So, about Adventure then?
This CD contains remixes of several VVVVVV songs that were remixed for what will be in the next DLC pack in the rhythm game Pulsen, some remixes that I did for other people, such as Danny Baranowsky, Chris Geehan, Mattias HÁ¤ggstrÁ¶m-Gerdt, Gryzor87 and Jonathan Holmes. All fantastic people in their own way.
There’s also my orchestral Zelda 2 remix. I then top the album off with something secret and some lengthy liner notes, for those who wants to dig in and know everything about everything.
The release timing of 22:22:22 is a reference to… Well I think I’ll leave that one to your imagination, but why did I call it Adventure? Because for me, my life has really turned into one, so far! And hopefully it’ll continue to be one into the future.
Thanks for listening to me, I greatly appreciate it!