The geniuses over at Overclock Remix
have done it yet again. This week the site has released another album, free to the gaming public. Donkey Kong Country 2: Serious Monkey Business
is now available for download at the OCR website
. The new remix album takes the DKC2-themed interpretive arrangements from the OCR community and puts them all together with the support and participation of some of the game's original composers. The end result is over 20 tracks and 2-plus hours of music. The full press release and information is available after the jump... check it out...
OverClocked ReMix Releases Free Fan Tribute Album, Donkey Kong Country 2: Serious Monkey Business
March 15, 2010
FAIRFAX, VA--OverClocked ReMix today released its 17th album, Donkey Kong Country 2: Serious Monkey Business. The album consists of 33 arrangements of composer David Wise's original score to the 1995 Nintendo game developed by Rare, Donkey Kong Country 2. Wise himself also contributed the album's closing track with an arrangement of DKC2's credits theme, featuring collaboration and live performances from former Rare colleagues Grant Kirkhope (Donkey Kong Land 2) and Robin Beanland (Donkey Kong Country).
The album is available for free download at http://dkc2.ocremix.org
. Serious Monkey Business is not affiliated with or endorsed by Nintendo or Rare. Over 30 artists participated in honoring Wise in this two-disc project which consists of nearly two and a half hours of music.
"This project is, first and foremost, a tribute to Mr. Wise - to have him contribute a track was a real honor," said Jeremy Waters, co-director and creator of the album.
Artists, including Wise, were given complete creative freedom to reimagine the game's music in new ways, resulting in diverse genres including new age, trance, metal, orchestral, pop, IDM, rhumba and merengue.
"The artists have poured hundreds, if not thousands, of hours into the music," stated co-director Wesley Cho. "I like to see people explore the possibilities offered by music of various genres, and I think we have succeeded in putting together a melting pot album with a lot of accessibility."
About OverClocked ReMix
Founded in 1999, OverClocked ReMix is an organization dedicated to the appreciation, preservation, and interpretation of video game music. Its primary focus is www.ocremix.org
, a website featuring hundreds of free fan arrangements, information on game music and composers, resources for aspiring artists, and a thriving community of video game music fans.