Jammin' Sam Miller's Donkey Kong Country vinyl preorders open
Each note the musician extracted from hex SPC data translated into MIDI files. From there, the vintage instruments he introduced into a modern studio setting, integrating keyboard samples and added effects and mastering. The results are an interpretation of how Donkey Kong Country would have sounded if freed from the compression required by Super Nintendo console's technical limitations.
Musique Pour La Danse's limited edition vinyl soundtrack release ships on two discs from distributors Vinyl Luxe and PixelCrib in Australia. The digital album is streaming on Bandcamp, SoundCloud and YouTube.
Donkey Kong Country is available through the Super Nintendo library on Nintendo Switch Online. From the product page:
As far as video game soundtracks go, the OST for 1994 SNES game Donkey Kong Country has always been a fan-favorite. Composed mostly by David Wise, with additional tracks by Eveline Fischer and Robin Beanland, it featured atmospheric music with melodic and percussive elements, spanning many genres and vibes with many brilliant musical moments in the OST that have not only left a mark on generations of gamers, but have also earned this OST recognition far beyond the usual video game OST spheres.Vinyl Luxe - Jammin' Sam Miller Donkey Kong Country Recreated Vinyl
Indeed, from 1940s swing, to atmospheric ambient matching the various landscapes encountered in the game, via danceable bangers and highly evocative library pieces, this OST has it all. However, hardware limitations at the time meant that the music on the SNES cartridge was highly compressed and difficult to enjoy without having a console handy.
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Hey y'all. Got something for the vinyl fans: I've been working with @mentalgrooverec to bring y'all Donkey Kong Country Restored on vinyl and preorders are now open! You'll get the LP shipped to you as well as the remastered digital files. https://t.co/nTO6NjQjj7— Jammin' Sam Miller (@PrinceSamlet) March 20, 2021