Electric Dreams by Mind Waker [EP]

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You guys probably already know Mind Waker, a core member of the Pixel Mixers Community. He made artworks for bunch of our albums and he is one of the most respected and active musician in Pixel Mixers.
Well, he just released his new Original EP called “Electric Dreams“!

I’m a Finnish dude who is soon turning in to his 30‘s and likes Sci-fi stuff and fantasy. I like working on arts and moving images, so as a day job I freelance in Visual Effects and at nights I work on music and digital painting.

My project is called “Mind Waker” which started as a Progressive Metal band but slowly turned out to be my solo project for which I’m currently writing 3 albums worth of material and stories. Because coming up with whole worlds and story archs takes a damn long time I make covers and other type of music to keep me inspired.

My creative process is all over the place, but I guess the main thing I find to get “juiced up” is just to find a sound I like and build from there. What most inspires me to work on huge album concepts is the work of Arjen Lucassen whose story archs can span multiple albums. Inspiration sources for the smaller things like covers and singles I take inspiration from bands I like to listen from day to day, like Snarky Puppy, Vulfpeck, she, Bernhoft, meganeko, Major Parkinson and many more artists and bands…

The Electric Dreams EP was pretty much inspired by Deadmau5 and a handful of chiptune artists I mentioned earlier. Listening to Deadmau5 made me realize that I wanted to get back to composing electronic music which I actually did quite a lot when I first got my hands on my first DAW “Reason” back in 2006 or somewhere around that time.

~Mind Waker~

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You can listen to Electric Dreams on Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/album/4gn0AWFBLF0SB994rKPef8
And you can also get it on iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/electric-dreams-single/1319066422

Mind Waker’s Social Medias:
Facebook
Twitter
Youtube

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June’s Top 5 Up-Voted Covers

Here are the top 5 most upvoted covers on our VGCover /subreddit during June 2018.
We’re still trying to push for new artists to appear on these lists so please try to remember to upvote the covers that you’ve enjoyed on the subreddit.

 

  • 1st) Eldon Reeves – Trailer Theme from Fire Emblem Three Houses

 

  • 2nd) Gunderslam/Tremendouz – Ryoshima Coast from Okami

 

  • 3rd) Ro Panuganti – Main Theme from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

 

  • 4th) Danilo Ciaffi(feat. Pixel Mixers Members) – Ballad of the Windfish from Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening


Danilo’s cover is also from our Legend of Zelda Tribute Album: Hylian Downfall

  • 5th) PeyCa Ft. Kiaran, ChrisMan, and xMEIYIN- Schala’s Theme from Chrono Trigger

Thank you for voting this month and please remember top upvote newer covers on the subreddit so we can hopefully see you in the top 5 for July!

XenoGears – Shattered Memories [Tribute Album]

My dear friends, it’s time to release our newest project: “Shattered Memories” a tribute album to XenoGears music!
We made this tribute album to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the game, release in February 1998. We gathered more than 60 musicians and re-arranged 36 tracks from the OST!
You can download our album for free by clicking on this picture =>

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Or directly with this link: http://www.mediafire.com/file/ukgcaijuhbms49f/Pixel+Mixers+-+Shattered+Memories+%5BXenoGears%5D.zip

The soundtrack was composed by Yasunori Mitsuda, the famous composer of Chrono Trigger & Chrono Cross. If XenoGears still has some of his musical signature, the global mood is more serious and dark than CT&CC, due to the main themes of game, being really mature.
The Length of this album is almost 2 hours and 20 minutes, we covered most of the tracks from the OST (36) and tried to give a new “life” to those VGM gems!
Once again we tried to bring as much as variety as possible, with: prog rock, metal, classical, jazz, folk, Celtic rock, fusion, EDM and more!
If you want a taste of our album before downloading, here is a trailer:

And a huge THANK YOU to every one of you who downloaded this album 😀

Project Director: Hashel https://www.youtube.com/c/Hashel
Artwork Main Design: Michael Walker https://twitter.com/Solgabane?s=09
Artwork: Mind Waker https://www.artstation.com/mind_waker
Album Mastering: Ro Panuganti https://www.youtube.com/user/Swiggles1987

If you want to follow our future projects (Secret of Mana, Castlevania, Shovel Knight, Donkey Kong Country, Indie Games Vol. 2…) or even join them as a musician here are some nice places for you:
– Pixel Mixers Reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/VGCovers/
– Pixel Mixers FB https://www.facebook.com/PixelMixers/
– Pixel Mixers Twitter https://twitter.com/Pixel_Mixers
– Pixel Mixers Discord https://discord.gg/2YmK66G

Now some polls to elect your favourite songs per disk 😉
– Disc 1: Alpha => https://www.strawpoll.me/15999680
– Disc 2: Omega => https://www.strawpoll.me/15999705

Hope you guys will enjoy our XenoGears album 😀
Don’t hesitate to check all of our other albums: https://pixel-mixers.com/2018/04/08/pixel-mixers-albums-list/

 

May’s Top 5 Up-Voted Covers

Here are the top 5 most upvoted covers on our VGCover /subreddit during May 2018.
We’re still trying to push for new artists to appear on these lists so please try to remember to upvote the covers that you’ve enjoyed on the subreddit.

 

  • 1st) Hashel – Bonds of Sea and Fire Cover from Xenogears

Pixel Mixers are  currently working on our Xenogears album Shattered Memories which is to be released later on in June

  • 2nd) Ro Panuganti – Majora’s Wrath Brass Metal Cover from Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask

Majora’s Wrath is available on Materia Collective’s new album FATE a tribute to the music from Majora’s Mask which you can buy here

  • 3rd) Lord Bif Music – Terran 2 Funk Cover from StarCraft

Lord Bif’s funky cover is also available on another Materia Collective album LAUNCH: StarCraft Reimagined which as you might imagine is a tribute to the music from StarCraft.
Available here 

  • 4th) Medllix – Home Termina Celtic Woodwind Cover from Chrono Cross

 

Medllix’s cover is from the GameLark Chrono Trigger/Chrono Cross album At the End of time which is available here

  • 5th) BlackearacheXD – Kingdom Trial Cover from Chrono Trigger 

And last of all for this month BlackearacheXD’s cover is also from the same Chrono Trigger/Cross album as Medllix’s cover

See you next month for the best of June and best of luck everybody that submits songs!
Please make sure to upvote your favourite covers on the subreddit so that we can feature plenty of new artists each month!

April’s Top 5 Up-Voted Covers

Here are the top 5 most upvoted covers on our VGCover /subreddit during April 2018.
We are still trying to push for more newer artists to appear in these lists so please try to remember to check out and upvote the covers that you’ve enjoyed on the subreddit.

 

  • 1st) Ro Panuganti – Spirit Temple Prog Metal Cover from Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 2nd) Mohmega – Metal Harbor Cover from Sonic Adventure 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 3rd) mklachu – Steam Gardens Otamatone Cover from Super Mario Odyssey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 4th) Kain White – Home Sweet Home Acoustic Cover from EarthBound

 

 

 

 

  • 5th) Charles Ritz – Peaceful Days 80’s Jazz Fusion Cover Cover from Chrono Trigger

 


Thank you for voting this month and please remember top upvote newer covers on the subreddit so we can hopefully see you in the topp 5 for May!

FINAL FANTASY VI – WORLD’S REQUIEM [TRIBUTE ALBUM]

Hey guys, I have the pleasure to present our brand new project:
Final Fantasy VI – World’s Requiem.
This is a Tribute Album to FFVI Music, featuring all the songs from the Original Soundtracks, rearranged and interpreted by 71 musicians from the Pixel Mixers Community!
58 songs, for 3h 25min of free music!

You can download our album for free by clicking on this picture =>

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Or directly with this link: http://www.mediafire.com/file/9t93furgsrtrkua/Pixel+Mixers+-+World%27s+Requiem+%5BFinal+Fantasy+VI%5D.zip

We do not own any of those songs, they were all composed by Nobuo Uematsu for Final Fantasy VI OST, published by SquareSoft in 1994 for the SNES.

This album features 3 “discs” called “Esper“, “Super Sanity” and “World’s Requiem“.
We decided to share the songs in a way to create some “narrative arcs” between the songs, so the order is different from the OST.

This is our best album in term of production, the making took us 9 months but i think the final result was worth the wait! I really hope you will also enjoy this album!
The is a huge variety of music styles, from Orchestral, to EDM, Metal, Jazz, Acoustic
Some arrangement are close to the original product, others took a lot of freedom and tried to bring the songs somewhere else, hope you’ll appreciate this kind of variety =)

If you want a taste of our album before downloading, here is a trailer:

And a huge THANK YOU to every one one of you who downloaded this album 😀

Project Director: Hashel https://www.youtube.com/c/hashel
Artworks & Trailer: Mind Waker https://www.artstation.com/mind_waker
– Album Mastering: Ro Panuganti https://www.youtube.com/user/Swiggles1987

If you want to follow our future projects or even join them as a musician here are some nice places for you:
– Pixel Mixers Reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/VGCovers/
– Pixel Mixers Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PixelMixers/
– Pixel Mixers Twitter https://twitter.com/Pixel_Mixers
– Pixel Mixers Discord https://discord.gg/2YmK66G

Now some polls to elect your favourite songs disc per disc 😉
– Disc 1: Esper https://www.strawpoll.me/15619323
– Disc 2: Super Sanity https://www.strawpoll.me/15619331
– Disc 3: World’s Requiem https://www.strawpoll.me/15619351

Hope you guys will enjoy our Final Fantasy VI album 😀
Don’t hesitate to check all of our other albums: https://pixel-mixers.com/2018/04/08/pixel-mixers-albums-list/

Pixel Mixers Album List

2018

ThePopStarDude_boostpower_MW_edit F-Zero Series: “Boost Power!
GREEN_GREEN_ALBUM Kirby Series: “The Green (Greens) Album
World's Requiem [Mind Waker] Final Fantasy VI: “World’s Requiem
007 XenoGears:Shattered Memories
SoM Secret of Mana: Whispers from a Verdant Grove
scarlet_night_final Castlevania (1986 – 1996): “Scarlet Night

2017

the-legacy Final Fantasy I: “The Legacy
Harmony Rayman: “Harmony
The Court Sessions Ace Attorney Series: “The Court Sessions
Hylian Downfall.png Zelda 2D Classics: “Hylian Downfall
The Roses of Rebellion Final Fantasy II: “The Roses of Rebellion
Album Art MS-DOS Games: “Backup
Huntress Metroid Series: “Huntress
The N. Sane Jam [Cointzz] Crash Bandicoot Trilogy: “The N.Sane Jam
Rhythm Raceway [Crust] Mario Kart Series: “Rhythm Raceway

2016

12369109_161053324254283_1089205421205598303_n Final Fantasy VIII: “Seas of Time
Horror Games: “Songs from a Nightmare
04 Chrono Trigger & Cross: “Clockwork
the_great_tale_of_the_little_ones_by_toxodentrail-daffv9r Indie Games: “The Great Tale of the Little Ones
01 Pokémon Red & Blue: “Catch This!

March’s Top 5 Up-Voted Covers

Here are the top 5 most upvoted covers on our VGCover /subreddit during March 2018.
We’ve trying to push for more diversity in the artists who appear on these lists so please try to remember to upvote the covers that you’ve enjoyed on the subreddit. 

  • 1st) Ryan Lafford – Celestials Theme Synthwave Cover from Okami

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 2nd) Contraband Reloaded – Title Theme/Brinstar Cover from Metroid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 3rd) PeyCa – Schala’s Theme from Chrono Trigger

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 4th) PeriPheric – Fear Factory Metal Cover from Donkey Kong Country

 

 

 

 

  • 5th) Kade Kalka – Aquatic Ambience Prog Rock Cover from Donkey Kong Country

 

 

See you next month for the best of April and best of luck everybody that submits songs!
Please make sure to upvote your favourite covers on the subreddit so that we can feature plenty of new artists each month!

 

February’s Top 5 Up-Voted Covers

Here are the top 5 most upvoted covers on our VGCover /subreddit during February 2018

  • 1st) Ro Panuganti – Ganondorf Battle Prog Metal Cover from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 2nd) 130Grit Sound Studio – Frappe Snowland Jazz/Rock Cover from Mario Kart 64

 

 

 

 

 

  • 3rd) subversiveasset Zero Two Theme Sax/Cover Story from Kirby 64

 

 

 

 

  • 4th) PeyCa – Midna’s Lament Cover from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

 

 

  • 5th) PeriPheric – Main Theme Metal Cover from Donkey Kong Country

See you next month for the best of March and best of luck everybody that submits songs!
Please make sure to upvote your favourite covers on the subreddit so that we can feature plenty of new artists each month!