Today sees the release of two new electro-pop/witch-house/epic space-synth albums from The Electric Witch
. The one of most interest to old-school video game lovers is NEScapism
, a collection of Nintendo covers wrapped up in a loving, nostalgic glow. It includes iconic tracks from Castlevania
, Dragon Quest
, The Legend of Zelda
, Final Fantasy
. Slathered in layers of melodic retro synth sounds and more modern production, NEScapism
isn't so much a reinvention of the classics as much as it is a simple love-letter to these formative songs.
The other album is all original material called Assassin
. It follows the same ideas of NEScapism
, though with a slightly darker slant, as well as 100% vocoded (a.k.a. robotic i.e. Daft Punk-like) vocals. Themes of cosmic loneliness, sex, love, broken relationships and yes, killing, anchor the muscular layers of synths and beats.
You can stream it all for free, download a couple free tracks and buy each album for only $1.
[Note: You may remember the 2 hour epic/drone remix album Dream with Portals
from Dirty Knobs featured on Dtoid
not long ago. It's still completely free (pay what you want) as well!]