The fifth installment in the IWADON video series is a remix of Road to the Future from Xbox Live Arcade shooter Omega Five.
Tatsuhico of Sapporo, Hokkaido is the first musician to share a reinterpretation of the song, as Iwatsuki arranged the track for the remix portion of Omega Five Soundtracks, published by the Super Sweep game records company. This video features music and photographs by Tatsuhico.
IWADON is a compilation of free videogame music covers in tribute to composer Hiroyuki Iwatsuki -- iwadon on twitter. The musician has dedicated the past 20 years to creating memorable soundtracks for the Natsume game company, and IWADON is a celebration of his accomplishments.
The website Game Music 4 All is preparing more than 30 game covers (over 100 minutes of music) adapting tunes first heard on the Game Boy, NES, Super Nintendo and Xbox Live Arcade to all sorts of artistic interpretations. There will be jazz, classical, pop, rock and chiptune renditions of Iwatsuki's music, available online to stream on March 24 at iwadon.com.
The arrangements are performed by artists from the United States, Japan, Canada, Brazil, Chile, Sweden, Russia and other assorted locales. They include Stemage of Metroid Metal, independent game composer Mattias Häggström Gerdt, Brazilian game cover band 8 Bit Instrumental and a number of other talented enthusiasts of videogames.
To hear more about the project as well as listen to a complete track by musician Kento Watanabe, you can visit the announcement post at Game Music 4 All.
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