My tribute to Amiga era became my third song to hit 1.000 plays on SoundCloud.
I can call this song as the beginning of Analog Sheep project. I wanted to start my electronic music journey from my oldest inspiration which was my Amiga 500. I need to pay it back before doing anything else.
This song also helped me to create a special connection with Australian indie game developer Muzboz. At those days he was working on his first game Rad Skater Apocalypse Boom!, an arcade runner also inspired by his childhood memories of Amiga. I send him my Amiga tribute and after listening to it he asked me to make music for his game keeping Amiga in mind. I made three more tracks for Muzboz’s game. Later I published a soundtrack EP of the game and added I Miss My Amiga 500 as the bonus track. Here is the complete EP:
If you like you can get Rad Skater Apocalypse EP from this links:
“Ankara Misket Dance (Chiptune Electro Swing Version)” became my second song to hit 1.000 plays on SoundCloud. As expected Turkish audience have a nice contribution on the arrangement of this classic Turkish folk dance.
Let’s recall, Misket Dance (Misket Havasi) is an interesting folk dance from Ankara region of Turkey with a melody appearing only on off-beats. 3rd and 4th 16th’s are also used a lot to embellish melodies. Originally the dancers accompany the music with a special rhythm played with a couple of wooden spoons in each hand (Here, the same rhythm is played with small finger cymbals).
A few number of authentic songs of this style are very popular at Turkish wedding celebrations. 10-20 minutes of sets made of Ankara style dances are played at almost all wedding celebrations. In addition to that, still there is a great number of songs created using the same musical style, its own urban subculture is already emerged especially around Ankara the capital city of Turkey.
Originally the piece is made on request for a video game for children on iOS, “Misket ile Kismet, Bir Ankara Macerasi” (Misket and Kismet, an Ankara Adventure) by Zbam Games and Municipality of Ankara.
Boulevard of Electric Dreams from my first EP Rad Skater Apocalypse Soundtrack became the first song to hit 1.000 hits on SoundCloud.
Boulevard of Electric Dreams is an Amiga and chiptune inspired dance track with pure analog sound, progressive structure based on synth riffs oriented from rock music and beautiful synth solos again based on progressive rock.
I composed the piece in 2012 for the game Rad Skater Apocalypse made by the independent game developer Muzboz from Australia. The game is an arcade runner in which a skater boy takes his synthesizer under his arm and tries to rescue the world from 8 bit zombies and aliens. The game is published on iPhone and iPad. Recently, the game became free for download and the free version is called “Rad Skater Apocalypse Boom!”.
Boulevard of Electric Dreams is one of the 3 tracks I made for Rad Skater Apocalypse. I published all the songs as an EP, including a bonus track “I Miss My Amiga 500”, a tribute to the Amiga era and another popular Analog Sheep track. Here is the complete EP:
If you like you can download or add Rad Skater Apocalypse EP to your collection from this links:
In 2012, I made three Amiga inspired retro pieces for the soundtrack of the game Rad Skater Apocalypse. The game has now been released in a FREE version “Rad Skater Apocalypse Boom!”. Now it’s a universal build that works on iPad and iPhone.
Rad Skater Apocalypse is the first game of independent developer Murray Lorden (Muzboz Games) from Australia. Murray has worked for 10 years in the Melbourne games industry, and has now packed his knapsack, and set off for his own indie adventures.
Check it out, if you haven’t played already. It starts off gently, and introduces the new baddies, hazards and powers as you clock up some more point, so give it a go for a few minutes and things start to heat up. Once you’ve unlocked stuff, it stays unlocked, so you don’t have to sit through the quiet bit after that.
And here is the soundtrack EP that I made for Rad Skater Apocalypse. It includes all the three tracks from the game plus the bonus track “I Miss My Amiga 500”, a vintage tribute to the Amiga era. Check the download links below for your favorite mp3 source.
Originally the music is constructed during the game by combining 1 second loops, each of which are attached to a specific move type of the character. Than, I made a special arrangement and published it.