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Shadow Spirits Vol. 1, from Cody Carpenter and Mark Day, out now

Get stuck in your head?

JRPG fans, listen up! Scarlet Moon Records has released Shadow Spirits Vol. 1, an “explosive” chiptune album by electronic artists Cody Carpenter and Mark Day.

Way of the Sword

Shadow Spirits follows the adventures of a young samurai through fan-favourite JRPG trappings. So that’s riveting battle themes and triumphant fanfares to jovial town music and melancholy interludes. What else?

Originally envisioned as a four-track NES EP, it’s now a full-length album, like this one, utilizing the Commodore SID chip and electronic sounds for “additional warmth”.

Shadow Spirits Vol. 1

You can grab it from these two modern places:

“JRPG fans always love battle music, and Shadow Spirits Vol. 1 includes several battle themes. Even though this is all original music, the catchy melodies get stuck in your head and are instant classics.

“If there’s enough interest, we’ll also look into releasing the original NES tracks that acted as the basis for what Shadow Spirits Vol. 1 eventually became.” Scarlet Moon Records founder, Jayson Napolitano.

The collection draws inspiration from renowned composers Nobuo Uematsu (from Final Fantasy), Hiroki Kikuta (from Secret of Mana), and Vince DiCola (from, yes, Rocky IV/The Transformers: The Movie [1986]). Prepare your ears.

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