Videogame music arrange albums are nothing new. Every year, musicians and artists create new interpretations of classic game soundtracks, which are enjoyed by a wide range of fans. However, there is a tendency for many of these arrangements to focus on more well-known pieces. We get many of the familiar Mario, Zelda, and Final Fantasy pieces orchestrated and re-imagined, while many perfectly good pieces of music are ignored. A new Kickstarter aims to change that.
The Nintendo Underdogs Reorchestrated project is a new Kickstarter campaign started by Colin McIsaac. This project aims to re-orchestrate music from Nintendo’s game library. In addition to some classic tracks, McIsaac wants to focus on pieces that rarely get the remix or re-orchestrated treatment. The music will be constructed using high quality MIDI instruments to produce fully orchestral arrangements of these pieces.
The Kickstarter is looking to raise $6000 for a successful campaign. Rewards include digital downloads of the full album, physical albums, and the ability to request a specific game track to be orchestrated. There are also a few stretch goals which include bringing in live soloists and guest arrangers for the album. While he doesn’t list specific pieces for this album, McIsaac mentions music from games like Pikmin, Animal Crossing, and Golden Sun as potential candidates. This is looking like it could be an interesting project. Check this Kickstarter out if it sounds like something you could get behind.