Earthbound

by Cory Johnson

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about

This is a sometimes post-rock, sometimes psychedelic-rock rearrangement of songs from Earthbound (or Mother 2 in Japan). Originally composed by Keiichi Suzuki, Hirokazu "Hip" Tanaka and Hiroshi Kanazu, these songs exhibit a harrowing stress on a young boy coming to age amidst catastrophe. While the game is known for its quirkiness and humour, it's also known for its philosophical undertones about the nature of evil, the corruption of power and the loss of innocence. These rearrangements focus more on the latter than the former.

If you have questions, comments or other feedback, feel free to reach me on my Tumblr over at cory.fm or on twitter @coryjohnson256. Even if I don't respond, I still read and appreciate every single comment, positive or negative.

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING:
-Jeffrey Roberts of Arecibo Radio for hosting the album release listening party on his show Open Circuit.
-Once again, Michiel Bailey for straight up giving me that MIDI keyboard and Daniel Puckett for long-term loaning me his audio interface.
-The VGM scene for being insanely welcoming and kind to me despite being new and amateurish at this.
-Shigesato Itoi and Satoru Iwata for, you know, making this awesome fucking series.
-The Beatles for being bigger than Jesus and inventing music.
-Bray Wyatt for being an amazing orator and giving awesome creepy fodder for use of samples.
-Everyone that could sue me for not suing me.
-And YOU for listening! Seriously, much love to you. You're beautiful!

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released 07 June 2014

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