Tune in to OCremix’s Eevee EP!

August 20, 2013

Well I just wanted to drop a blurb about the latest release from OCremix so no one missed it. It is called the Eevee EP and it’s fantastic. It departs from retro a bit because the remixes span the original series up to the newer games, but it’s worth every breach of protocol. There’s a total of 9 tracks and every one of them is excellent. Each evolution of Eevee is given a song plus Eevee him/herself.

Find the whole page here

~Dan

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New from Technodrome!

November 3, 2011

Hey folks, just popped on to leave an update on the band. They are currently giving away all of their songs seen on youtube; it comes in an album titled, The Youtube Sessions, and thanks to the oh so excellent website Bandcamp, you can download it in any format you want. This album of course has their pokemon covers, along with mega man 3, and some extra goodies.

http://technodrome.bandcamp.com/

Rock on!
~Dan


Why do we have Pikachu?

June 27, 2011

A question occurred to me a few days ago when I started to play Pokémon blue. Normally I play Pokémon in English – so I hadn’t thought that it would have been possible that the franchise would not translate all of the names. The fundamental thing to know would be that the names in Japanese are different. For example: Dragonite was Kairyu etc. So, the question is “Why?”

 

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¿Por que Tenemos Pikachu?

May 27, 2011

Una pregunta que me occurio hace unos días cuando empece a jugar Pokémon azul. Normalmente juego Pokémon en ingles – así no me pensé que hubiera posible que la franquicia no traducirá todos de los nombres. Lo básico que sabia era que los nombres en japones eran diferentes. Por ejemplo: Dragonite era Kairyu etc. Así, la pregunta es: “¿Por que?”

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Artists to Look Out for: Technodrome

May 16, 2011

Get ready to rock out to one of the newer VGM cover bands from Melbourne, Australia: Technodrome. If you expected a modest rendition of Mario and Zelda with some distortion, and maybe a good Pokemon cover to top it off. Well… you got it! But that would be understating these guys, so I’ll not only pull up their videos from youtube, but I’ll even give you an interview to show you all they have to offer.

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When Things Shouldn’t Change: Pokemon GS

June 30, 2010

Well I’ll be talking about music as usual, of course this time my complaint is with one of the big sellers of this year: Pokemon Heart Gold and Soul Silver. Now of course I will openly say that I was initially wary of this game because it was, in fact, my favorite out of the series, and I really did not want to be disappointed, nor to pay $40.  So naturally I did not buy it, but of course I checked out the music, and I was dismayed to find something that stopped far short of it’s potential.

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A Series of Series: Pokemon

July 4, 2009

My next string of articles will be reviewing music for games that  are in a series. I’ll start with the pokemon series and go on from there. It’s interesting to watch a series progress from game to game and platform to platform because the composers often change hands, or styles in many cases.

Junichi Masuda

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