Fans of Nintendo's Earthbound and Mother games can now experience their music in a new remixed form courtesy of Fangamer and the Bad Dudes.
The album is called Psychokinetic and it's a two-part musical tribute to Nintendo's beloved Mother series (including Earthbound, which is technically Mother 2) is now available to audiences worldwide. It was originally produced as a part of the "You Are Now Earthbound" Kickstarter campaign run by Fangamer and this release marks the first time the album is available outside of the campaign. In addition to its availability via Spotify and Bandcamp, a limited number of physical copies originally produced for the campaign available. The physical release includes both Part 1 and Part 2 of the digital collection in a DVD case alongside a booklet containing credits and track commentary. That version is being sold by Mustin Enterprises.
Psychokinetic features the talents of the remixing group the Bad Dudes whose genres range from chillout and vocal ballads to swingin' jazz and industrial.
"Fangamer's Kickstarter aimed to deliver the ultimate EarthBound fan's dream package - a guidebook for the game, a documentary about the effects of EarthBound in the United States, a fan zine, lots of collectible knick-knacks, and our album," reflects producer and The Bad Dudes founder Mustin. "Backer Emile Rosales challenged me by requesting two pieces of short, ambient music from EarthBound to arrange: 'Crossing Space and Time' and 'The Place.' I drew from my experience playing the game and applying my senses of both wonder and terror as you learn the true nature of this cave and what it means for your party: that the estranged father of one of your team mates will have to turn you kids into robots in order to send you back in time to save the world. I made new sounds and used new tools I've never used before - there are even cow sounds peppered into the track for bizarre effects. It is the work I am most proud of to date."
The track list includes fan favorites from across the MOTHER series, with many selections being chosen by backers from the Kickstarter campaign. Check it out:
Psychokinetic Part 1
01. Pollyanna Bounce (I Believe In You) [EarthBound]
02. Twoson Hometown Show (Theme of Twoson) [EarthBound]
03. Jon Bon Voyage, Amigo (Bon Voyage, Amigo) [MOTHER 3]
04. Find Your Happy Place (Memory of Tazmily) [MOTHER 3]
05. Door to Door Happiness (Monkey's Delivery Service) [MOTHER 3]
06. wE FeEL GRoOVE! (Saturn Valley) [EarthBound]*
07. Show Me What You Got (Save the Miners!) [EarthBound]
08. Checkout is at Eleven (Enjoy Your Stay) [EarthBound]
09. Funny Dawg (Humoresque of a Little Dog) [EarthBound]
10. Home Again Again (Pollyanna) [EarthBound]
11. Reminiscing No. 1 (Onett) [EarthBound]
12. Geognosis (Wisdom of the World) [MOTHER]
Psychokinetic Part 2
01. Paula (Paula's Theme) [EarthBound]
02. DRGN (Fight with Mecha Drago) [MOTHER 3]
03. Bag of Pork Chips (His Highness' Theme) [MOTHER 3]*
04. mom's cookies (We Miss You - Theme of Love) [MOTHER 3]
05. Steppin' in the Rain (Gentle Rain) [MOTHER 3]
06. This August Will Be Different (Summers) [EarthBound]
07. Thank You For Remembering Me (Snowman) [EarthBound]
08. Magicant Gamelan (Magicant) [MOTHER]
09. There is No Turning Back Now (Crossing Space&Time/The Place) [EarthBound]
10. Master P (Pokey Means Business!/Cease to Exist) [EarthBound]
11. Exit Music (For A Game) (The Heroes Return) [EarthBound]
12. The Power and the Glory (Eight Melodies) [MOTHER]
*Track available only on the physical edition.
The digital album sells for ten bucks. The physical edition is $15.