Shadow Spirits Vol. 1 by Cody Carpenter and Mark Day Available Now
Explosive electronic/chiptune album inspired by classic 8- and 16-bit JRPGs by Cody Carpenter and Mark Day available from Scarlet Moon Records
Shadow Spirits Vol. 1 on Bandcamp
SAN DIEGO – April 24, 2018 – Scarlet Moon Records is excited to make available Shadow Spirits Vol. 1, an explosive electronic/chiptune album by electronic artists Cody Carpenter and Mark Day. Shadow Spirits Vol. 1 follows the adventures of a young samurai through all of the fan-favorite JRPG trappings from riveting battle themes and triumphant fanfares to jovial town music and melancholy interludes. Originally envisioned as a four-track NES EP, Shadow Spirits Vol. 1 grew into to a full-length album utilizing the Commodore SID chip and electronic sounds for additional warmth. Shadow Spirits Vol. 1 is available wherever digital music is sold as of today:
“JRPG fans always love the battle music, and Shadow Spirits Vol. 1 includes several battle themes,” comments Scarlet Moon Records founder Jayson Napolitano. “Even though this is all original music, the catchy melodies get stuck in your head and are instant classics. If there’s enough interest, we’ll also look into releasing the original NES tracks that acted as the basis for what Shadow Spirits Vol. 1 eventually became.”
Shadow Spirits Vol. 1 draws inspiration from composers Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy), Hiroki Kikuta (Secret of Mana), and Vince DiCola (ROCKY IV/The Transformers: The Movie (1986)).
About Cody Carpenter
Cody Carpenter is a third generation musician. His father, John Carpenter, is a director and composer and his mother, Adrienne Barbeau, is a star of film, television and the Broadway stage. His grandfather, Howard Carpenter, was a founding member of the Nashville Strings.
Cody was introduced to his first musical instrument around the age of three and has been playing and composing original music since. In addition to contributing music for two of his father’s films, Vampires (1998) and Ghosts of Mars (2001), Carpenter composed and performed the full-length score for “Cigarette Burns” and “Pro-Life” in Showtime’s Masters of Horror (2005) movie series.
Cody co-wrote, co-produced, and performed on the acclaimed Lost Themes(2015) and Lost Themes II (2016) with his father and Daniel Davies. In 2016 and 2017 Cody toured North America and Europe with his father and a 6-piece band, performing material from both Lost Themes albums and his father’s films.
About Mark Day
Mark Day is a musician that has composed soundtracks for popular videogame releases like Diner Dash and Championship Manager as well as for indie games like Aqua Kitty. The latter’s soundtrack was listed among TwoDashStash’s “Top Ten Best Indie Game Soundtracks of All Time.”
Beyond videogame soundtracks, Mark has also developed tracks used in some of television’s most watched shows, like BBC’s Top Gear, The Apprentice and Sky Sports’ Sky Sports Football.
About Scarlet Moon Records
Scarlet Moon Records has been releasing original game soundtracks and unique arrangement albums since 2013. Working with composer and musicians around the globe to publish soundtracks that publishers have no interest in releasing and also working with that same global talent to produce refreshing arrangement albums with our their unique spin. They’re best known for their flagship album series, Prescription for Sleep: Game Music Lullabies.
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