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SOUND WAVES: A Tribute to Ecco the Dolphin

Catalog Number N/A
Release Date Jan 03, 2016
Publish Format Doujin/Indie
Release Price Free
Media Format 3 Digital
Classification Arrangement, Vocal
Published by Patient Corgi (distributed by Bandcamp / / )
Composed by Spencer Nilsen, András Magyari, Brian Coburn, David Young, Tim Follin, Csaba Gigor, Gábor Foltán, László Fazekas, Andy Armer, Attila Dobos
Arranged by Alexander Brandon, Chris Holland, Fisherman's Horizon, Cheddar, Random Encounter, Alexander Liss, The Koopas, Ian Luckey, ThePlasmas, Michael Zucker, Malcos, Rik Lloyd Music, Matheus Manente, CarboHydroM, Marshall Art, Ivan Hakštok, Do a Barrel Roll!, Kyle Sawaia, Psycho Crusher, Armcannon, PokéMatt, Brandon Strader, YamaYama, Uncle & the Bacon, Alexandre Lucena, Arthur Braga, ErichWK, Tim Poulin, Eight Bit Disaster, Careless Juja, vicsanmusic, Pokérus, Daniel Brakke, Hat, Wedge, Thomas Houlden, Steel Samurai, Aeoxis
Performed by Super Caucasian Bros. (Chris Holland, Girlz Melon), Jay Zaffos, Fisherman's Horizon (Álex Garcigregor, Diego Matas, Eledu Selektah, Emcee Vaigor), Willard, Stemage, Chunkstyle, Cheddar, Random Encounter (Jackson, Kit, Konami), Alexander Liss, The Koopas (Frankie Van Hooser, Diego Marquez, Jim Highland, Dave Hampton), Kirby's Dream Band (ErichWK, pingosimon, Jake Foster, Ian Luckey, Monte, MunzadetH), ThePlasmas (Mauricio Castro, Danilo Tapia, Cesar Araos), Michael Zucker, Rik Lloyd Music, Matheus Manente, CarboHydroM, Marshall Art (Mikhail Ivanov / , Jeffrey Roberts), Ivan Hakštok, Do a Barrel Roll! (Dani Kong, Photo Man, Prof. Sequoia, Meta Man, Ayalisse, Axe Deadeye, Zero Nimbus), Lame Genie (Jeff McGowan, Kyle Sawaia, Mike Costigan), Psycho Crusher, Armcannon (Mike Willard, Danimal Cannon, Cubosh, Ian Machniak), PokéMatt, Lauren the Flute, Mauricio Castro, Josh Edginton, Brandon Strader, YamaYama (Scott Mitchell, Nathan Alef, Milo Fultz, Merlin Showalter), ErichWK, Folklore Guild (Martin Green, Merlin, Kelsey Young, Lauragrace Havens, Libby Weber, Megan Maher, Sara Abernethy, Carly Newman, Ciarlene Coleman, Desi Admire, Jillian Jackson, Sarah Wilkerson, Andrea Norris, Clara Valenzuela, Danielle Post, Meredith Yokoyama, April Fisher, Ellie Mout, Kayla Gauteraux, Elly Roseberry, Vanessa Dinning, Natalie Moran, Alexis Olaes, Amanda Clifford, Clay Halbert, Jazmin Oliver, October Deyoung, Alvin Almazan, Dan Moyer, Mitch Rosenthal, Colin Barkley, Larry Woodford, Yo Oh, Kion Arnold, Timmy Simpson, Brad Fox, Aaron Bullard, Jon Gonzales, Paul Young, Ron Hilley, Marcos Melero, Thomas Lokensgard, Chris Cronje, John Welch, Kenji Green, Kurt Wong), Eight Bit Disaster (Elliot Wernlund, John Baxter, DeJuan Gailes, Eric Krouse, Matt Murphy), Careless Juja (Careless), Juja, vicsanmusic, Pokérus, KBT, Daniel Brakke, Hat, Julian Spillane, missingNo. (Thomas Houlden, Michael Klein, Luis Melgar, Leo Bae, Eric Wettstein, Alex Dobson, Trent Otter), Steel Samurai (Darmock, John Milner, Katamari, Ben Alexandré, Jason Farrell), V-Jams (Aeoxis, Lethal Weapon 5, Detective Tuesday), Rekcahdam
Lyrics by Tim Poulin, Pokérus

Tracklist

Disc 1

01 Tranquility 2:11
02 Echoed Sentiment (feat. Jay Zaffos) 3:44
03 ZCO: The One in the End 6:58
04 Squints of Medusa 3:41
05 Medusa's Vents 4:45
06 Goodnight Sweet Ocean 4:18
07 Reverb the Porpoise 5:08
08 Treasure Caves 2:33
09 Geofractura 4:05
10 City of Forever 4:49
11 Corals Bass 3:37
12 Four Ways of Mystery, Up and Down (The Great Geyser) 5:12
13 Defender of the Future 3:49
Disc length 54:50
Disc 2

01 Eccos (feat. Alexander Liss) 7:51
02 Below the Deepest Blue 3:22
03 Dances With Sharks / From the Masts of the Ballinger 2:48
04 Undercaves 2:11
05 Scrolling Madness 4:50
06 The Vents Mon 3:45
07 St. Gabriel's Mask 4:38
08 Familiar Waves 4:19
09 Dolphin Ex Machina 5:47
10 Ecco Jr. Ending (Part 1) 4:09
11 Sound Test 14 3:09
12 The Stomach 2:10
13 Manantial Cristalino 2:26
Disc length 51:25
Disc 3

01 The Tides of Time 6:33
02 So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish 6:09
03 Convergence 3:13
04 Ocean Ride 1:53
05 The Globe Holder (feat. KBT) 5:02
06 Sound Test 19 2:21
07 Tube 1:42
08 Chasing the Vortex / Porpoise at the Gates of Wonka 4:17
09 Turning Time Backwards 7:21
10 Two Tides 3:11
11 Sea of Darkness 4:14
12 Airborne Riptide 3:16
13 Aquamarine Bagel 11:17
Disc length 60:29

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Notes

"Whether you're a die-hard fan of the entire series, or you only played for five minutes on your friend's Sega Channel before quitting in a fit of rage, Ecco the Dolphin made a distinct impression on gamers across the globe with its unexpected, immersive, and haunting world of marine exploration, aliens, and time travel. Once Colleen and I began thinking about how we wanted to follow-up our last compilation, Super VG Christmas Party, the unique ambiance of these soundtracks came to mind almost immediately. Spencer Nilsen, András Magyari, Brian Coburn, Attila Dobos, Andy Armer, Tim Follin, Gábor Foltán, László Fazekas, Csaba Gigor, David Young, and Brad Kaiser crafted such a beautiful soundscape for these games, and the massive group of diversely talented musicians that have stepped forward to join us in paying tribute to these great aquatic themes is both overwhelming and deeply appreciated. I encourage you all to check out the eight original soundtracks, as well as support the other works of the various bands and artists featured on this album. Thanks so much for listening!"
— Ian Luckey, Producer

Mastering by Erik Peabody (Viking Guitar)

Artwork by Maiko Z

- TRACK INFORMATION -

1.01. Alexander Brandon - "Tranquility"

  Arrangement and Mixing by Alexander Brandon
  Based on "Medusa Bay" from Ecco the Dolphin (Sega Genesis), composed by Spencer Nilsen, András Magyari, and Brian Coburn

  "I am honored that Ian invited me to be a part of this album. Ecco in particular holds a special place in soundtrack history, as it presented not just a new way to play a game but a new way to hear it. I first heard the Genesis score in college and can describe Medusa Bay as the best possible ‘alarm' wake up sound I've ever risen to. Peaceful and uplifting. Since then I've interviewed Spencer Nilsen and played the score for my own sons who enjoy the game and the soundtrack. I hope you enjoy this re imagining of the original!"
  — Alexander Brandon

1.02. Super Caucasian Bros. - "Echoed Sentiment" (feat. Jay Zaffos)

  Performed by:
    Super Caucasian Bros.
      Chris Holland – Guitar, Bass
      William Milne (Girlz Melon) – Guitar
    Jay Zaffos – Guitar

  Arrangement and Mixing by Chris Holland
  Based on "Treefish" from Ecco: The Tides of Time (Sega CD), composed by Spencer Nilsen and David Young

  "With this track, we were going for something in the vein of Pink Floyd/Porcupine Tree. I don't know if that's what we actually achieved in the end, but I think we came up with something pretty cool regardless! Delay-drenched melodies and several guitar solos, including a guest solo by our friend Jay Zaffos of 'Midgarian Sky'."
  — Chris Holland

1.03. Fisherman's Horizon - "ZCO: The One in the End"

  Performed by Fisherman's Horizon:
    Álex Garcigregor – Keyboards, Effects
    Diego Matas – Bass
    Eledu Selektah – Acoustic Guitars, Electric Guitars, Charango
    Emcee Vaigor – Drums
  Arrangement by Fisherman's Horizon
  Mixing by Álex Garcigregor

  Based on:
    "Jurassic Beach" from Ecco the Dolphin (Sega CD), composed by Spencer Nilsen
    "Pathways From Nowhere" from Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future, composed by Tim Follin
    "Unused (Sound Test 19)" and "Unused (Sound Test 06)" from Ecco the Dolphin (Sega Genesis), composed by Spencer Nilsen, András Magyari, and Brian Coburn
    "Undercaves" from Ecco the Dolphin (Sega CD), composed by Spencer Nilsen
    "Anguish of Death" from Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future, composed by Tim Follin
    "Friend or Foe" from Ecco the Dolphin (Sega CD), composed by Spencer Nilsen
    "Master of Forgotten Skills (Introduction)" from Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future, composed by Tim Follin
    "Open Ocean" from Ecco the Dolphin (Sega CD), composed by Spencer Nilsen

  "We'd like to thank Ian Luckey for the invitation to take part in this awesome tribute to the ECCO series. It's a great pleasure to share a project with so many talented artists and bands from all around the world and we're looking forward to listening to the whole thing when it's finally out! For our contribution we had trouble choosing which track to cover, so we ended up with a medley of 9 tracks from the ECCO series. It's been interesting and fun to see how the initial ideas changed during the process, bearing little resemblance to our first intentions and references. Somewhere in its path the medley came to life and started to think for itself, with sexy results (note to easter eggs hunters: this isn't the only reference to The Simpsons in our arrangement, but, as a hint, keep in mind we're from Spain). We hope you like it and welcome you all to check out our album for more prog video game arrangements! Cheers!"
  — Álex Garcigregor

1.04. Cheddar, Chunkstyle, Stemage, and Willard - "Squints of Medusa"

  Performed by:
    Mike Willard (Willard) – Lead Guitar
    Grant Henry (Stemage) – Rhythm Guitar
    Dan Taylor (Chunkstyle) – Bass, EBow Guitar
    Kevin Lawrence (Cheddar) – Drums
  Arrangement by Kevin Lawrence (Cheddar)
  Mixing by Dan Taylor (Chunkstyle)
  Based on "Blue Dream" from Ecco: The Tides of Time (Sega CD), composed by Spencer Nilsen

  "Ecco the Dolphin: The Tides of Time for the Sega CD was one of the first games that I actually threw in the CD player and listened to. I really like the ambient nature of the whole soundtrack. It was the first time I can remember hearing music like that used in a video game. So when I heard about this Ecco the Dolphin project I could not resist the urge to try my hand at arranging a cover for it. I enjoyed the whole process and feel blessed having the opportunity to work with great musicians."
  — Kevin Lawrence (Cheddar)

1.05. Random Encounter - "Medusa's Vents"

  Performed by Random Encounter:
    David Yasensky (Konami) – Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Classical Guitar, Bass
    Jackson Parodi (Jackson) – Accordion, Upright Piano, Synth
    Robert Sloan (Kit) – Drums
  Arrangement by Random Encounter
  Mixing by Jackson Parodi (Jackson)
  Based on "Vents of Medusa" from Ecco: The Tides of Time (Game Gear), composed by Csaba Gigor, Gábor Foltán, and László Fazekas

  "This was the first song that we worked on 100% with Jackson start to finish so it's essentially a debut of our newest member's writing, arranging, and performing style."
  — Robert Sloan (Kit)

  "I pulled from Explosions in the Sky's 'Your Hand in Mine' for the pluck-y acoustic parts. It just fit so perfectly (after adjusting the time sig from 3/4 to 4/4). It was fun to work with a lower tempo than I usually do in Random Encounter."
  — David Yasensky (Konami)

  "I'm the luckiest man on the face of the earth."
  — Jackson Parodi (Jackson)

1.06. Alexander Liss - "Goodnight Sweet Ocean"

  Performed by Alexander Liss – Guitars, Keyboards, Percussion
  Arrangement and Mixing by Alexander Liss
  Based on "Opening Theme, The Endless Sea" from Ecco Jr., composed by Andy Armer, Gábor Foltán, and László Fazekas

  "An endless ocean with infinite endings, the big big water is a place of constant change. No two waves meet the shore in exactly the same way, nor do any two creatures live the exact same life. This song features a strong melody over a bed of simple, comforting chords. Both organic and synthetic, my arrangement is an exploration of timbre inspired by the mysteries of the endless sea."
  — Alexander Liss

1.07. The Koopas - "Reverb the Porpoise"

  Performed by The Koopas:
    Frankie Van Hooser – Guitar
    Diego Marquez – Drums
    Jim Highland – Bass
    Dave Hampton – Keytar
  Arrangement by The Koopas
  Mixing by Rick Mullikin
  Based on "Motion E" from Ecco the Dolphin (Sega CD), composed by Spencer Nilsen; and "Perils of the Coral Reef (The Great White)" from Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future, composed by Tim Follin

  "The Koopas are once again incredibly excited and honored to contribute to such a fun compilation. We'd never gotten the chance to play Ecco CD or Defender of the Future before, but we had a fantastic time learning to play these excellent tracks from those games. We are thankful as always to Ian Luckey for putting this all together, and to the many excellent contributing musicians whose music we have enjoyed. We are stoked to be on this album with you! See you in Minus World!"
  — Dave Hampton

1.08. Kirby's Dream Band - "Treasure Caves"

  Performed by Kirby's Dream Band:
    Erich Beckmann (ErichWK) – Drums
    Andre Beller (pingosimon) – Bass
    Jake Foster – Guitar
    Ian Luckey – Keyboards
    Mike Montemarano (Monte) – Keyboards
    Ryan Munz (MunzadetH) – Guitar
  Arrangement by Ian Luckey
  Mixing by Andreas Kotsamanidis (Snappleman)
  Based on "Password Entry, Treasure Caves, Mysterious Ridge" from Ecco Jr., composed by Andy Armer, Gábor Foltán, and László Fazekas

  "Amidst organizing this album, I was also putting a lot of thought into what I personally wanted to cover. After revisiting the music of the series, this incredibly ῾80s Ecco Jr. track screamed Kirby's Dream Band so loudly, I knew I had to try and get the other guys involved. At this point I think we've just about completed our transformation into a full-on J-Fusion band. Also, I'm excited to say this is the first recording to feature our new guitarist Jake... and so begins his eternal struggle with Munz to see who can play the most bends and pinch harmonics."
  — Ian Luckey

1.09. ThePlasmas - "Geofractura"

  Performed by ThePlasmas:
    Mauricio Castro – Electric Guitars, Bass Sequencing, Effects
    Danilo Tapia – Acoustic Guitars
    Cesar Araos – Drum Sequencing
  Arrangement and Mixing by ThePlasmas
  Based on "Fault Zone" from Ecco: The Tides of Time (Sega Genesis), composed by Attila Dobos, András Magyari, and Andy Armer

  "Once again we (ThePlasmas) are part of a great project with great musicians and bands from around the world! We played a lot of Ecco: The Tides of Time when we were kids and it was a great experience to work with these two songs, trying to make them like an original song by us and, on the other hand, keeping the original source fully recognizable. Thanks to Patient Corgi for the chance to contribute on this amazing album."
  — Mauricio Castro

1.10. Michael Zucker - "City of Forever"

  Performed by Michael Zucker – Guitar, Bass, Synth
  Arrangement and Mixing by Michael Zucker
  Based on "City of Forever 1" from Ecco the Dolphin (Game Gear), composed by Csaba Gigor and Gábor Foltán

  "Your Game Gear will echo throughout the vast oceans..."
  — Michael Zucker

1.11. Malcos - "Corals Bass"

  Arrangement and Mixing by Stephen Malcolm-Howell (Malcos)
  Based on "Perils of the Coral Reef (Main)" from Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future, composed by Tim Follin

  "My main aim for this track was to expand on the melodic hints of the original and extend the frequency range down. There are lots of low frequencies underwater in the oceans and so I felt compelled to add that as a major element."
  — Stephen Malcolm-Howell (Malcos)

1.12. Rik Lloyd Music - "Four Ways of Mystery, Up and Down (The Great Geyser)"

  Performed by Rik Lloyd (Rik Lloyd Music) – Guitar, Bass, Keyboards
  Arrangement and Mixing by Rik Lloyd (Rik Lloyd Music)
  Based on "Four Ways of Mystery" and "Up and Down (The Great Geyser)" from Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future, composed by Tim Follin

  "It was a bunch of fun tracking this–I remember playing Ecco as a kid and being totally addicted. I'm glad I could do some heavier stuff and some African-inspired drums, and the grooves were great to solo over. Enjoy!"
  — Rik Lloyd (Rik Lloyd Music)

1.13. Matheus Manente and CarboHydroM - "Defender of the Future"

  Performed by:
    Matheus Manente – Fretless Bass, Keyboards
    Christophe Blondel (CarboHydroM) – Guitars
  Arrangement by Matheus Manente and Christophe Blondel (CarboHydroM)
  Mixing by Matheus Manente
  Based on "Title Screen" and "Credits" from Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future, composed by Tim Follin

  "Ecco's music has always been quite out of my range. Very atmospheric and ambient. That's why it was very hard to find a song I'd be interested in for arrangement. My sights quickly got set on the Dreamcast game's credits theme, but Matheus had already picked it for himself. I had never heard of him, so it was a nice opportunity to get to know what he had done before. And this guy's music is truly fantastic (anybody unconvinced should listen to his Illusions Dimension album). I told him I knew he would do a great job on the Ecco track and then still offered to contribute guitar parts to it if he was interested. It turned out he was! Working with Matheus on this track was awesome. We were both super busy the whole year and got back in touch near the end of the year so that we can deliver the song in time. I struggled with hardware issues on my end and recorded all my parts using a tablet instead of my main studio computer. Matheus swiftly integrated everything into his arrangement, and the result is perfect. We told each other that we'd definitely find room for working together again in the future, and perhaps on something less ambient too!"
  — Christophe Blondel (CarboHydroM)

2.01. Marshall Art - "Eccos" (feat. Alexander Liss)

  Performed by:
    Marshall Art:
      Mikhail Ivanov – Guitars, Effects
      Jeffrey Roberts – NES Chiptunes, Effects
    Alexander Liss – Guitar
  Arrangement by Marshall Art
  Mixing by Jeffrey Roberts
  Based on "Time Travel", "Jurassic Beach", and "The Lagoon" from Ecco the Dolphin (Sega Genesis), composed by Spencer Nilsen, András Magyari, and Brian Coburn

  "I never had Super Nintendo as a teenager because it was expensive in Russia. So, like everyone else here I was a SEGA kid. Ecco the Dolphin was one of the first games I had along with Evander Holyfield's Real Deal Boxing, NBA Jam, and Mortal Kombat, and man did I suck at it. Aside from The Lagoon which is one of the first levels, I never heard the tunes we covered while playing. Fast forward 12 years: it's 2007 and I've just discovered the “new” exciting music niche: VGM covers. After having listened to Minibosses and The Advantage extensively I started looking for other bands and found the album "Everything You Know Is Wrong" by This Place Is Haunted. Second track in, the Ecco The Dolphin medley is blowing my mind. Woooah man, you can cover not only Nintendo but Sega too! To be honest, that medley was sloppily performed, recorded, and mixed but it had good energy and will always have a special place in my heart (<3 u Peat & Mike, TPIH 4LYF). When Ian asked us to take part in the project, I really wanted to re-cover that TPIH medley. Alas, all the songs were claimed, so we settled on others that actually fit our style better. We're paying tribute to Pink Floyd and Chromelodeon, the bands that influenced both of us greatly. Also, Alex Liss, my favorite guitar player in this scene, agreed to blow our minds with a solo."
  — Mikhail Ivanov

  "Mikhail's got me beat: I've never played the game at all, and probably wouldn't have been interested in covering the songs if Mikhail wasn't so gung-ho about it. I had a lot of fun putting this track together, though. It was a pretty fun challenge to create the sound effects we littered throughout this song in Famitracker, and I'm glad for the opportunity to imitate my favorite bands of all time. I can't emphasize enough how honored I am to have one of my musical heroes from the VGM scene contribute a guitar solo to one of our songs. Alexander's solo is so grate, my jaw still hits the floor every single time I hear it. Thanks a bunch, dude, and thanks to Ian and everyone else on this album for putting this project together."
  — Jeffrey Roberts

2.02. Ivan Hakštok - "Below the Deepest Blue"

  Performed by Ivan Hakštok – Guitars, Bass
  Arrangement and Mixing by Ivan Hakštok
  Based on "Fish Reef, Shark Sea" from Ecco Jr., composed by Andy Armer, Gábor Foltán, and László Fazekas

  "I've barely ever played any of the Ecco games, but I'm familiar with their music. When I was invited to this album, I went digging through Ecco music to find something that would inspire me, and I found it on the Ecco Jr. soundtrack. This track went through my standard process of creativity–I made more than half of it in a week and then waited for months to finish it, but even with that minor setback, I think the end result turned out fine. I hope people like it!"
  — Ivan Hakštok

2.03. Do a Barrel Roll! - "Dances With Sharks / From the Masts of the Ballinger"

  Performed by Do a Barrel Roll!
    Dani Barstad (Dani Kong) – Drums
    Daniel Brakke (Photo Man) – Bass
    Joel Thielman (Prof. Sequoia) – Rhodes, Synth
    Erik Gustafson (Meta Man) – Trumpet
    Cierra Hill (Ayalisse) – Violin
    Tom Brooks (Axe Deadeye) – Guitar
    Austin Colden (Zero Nimbus) – Guitar
  Arrangement by Cierra Hill (Ayalisse) and Do a Barrel Roll!
  Mixing by Sam Vanorny
  Based on "Open Ocean" from Ecco the Dolphin (Sega Genesis), composed by Spencer Nilsen, András Magyari, and Brian Coburn

  "Ecco must navigate dangerous waters infested with vicious Grey Sharks. This aggressive, adventurous tune is reminiscent of a raucous Pirate Chantey, and DABR! hopes to invoke a sense of charge and bravado that provokes you to derring-do! The Sharks may be swift, but Ecco is swifter..."
  — Austin Colden (Zero Nimbus)

2.04. Lame Genie - "Undercaves"

  Performed by Lame Genie:
    Jeff McGowan – Guitar
    Kyle Sawaia – Drums
    Mike Costigan – Bass
  Arrangement and Mixing by Kyle Sawaia
  Based on "Undercaves" from Ecco the Dolphin (Sega Genesis), composed by Spencer Nilsen, András Magyari, and Brian Coburn

  "I'm very happy we were invited to be on this compilation. I've always been a big fan of Ecco the Dolphin and have often considered it one of the most unexpectedly creepy games if all time. Seriously, what's with that ending battle? That would totally make me piss my pants as a kid if I was good enough then to get there at the time. Anyway, it was a nice challenge turning a song from such a rhythmic soundtrack into something melodic. Hope you enjoy!"
  — Jeff McGowan

2.05. Psycho Crusher - "Scrolling Madness"

  Performed by Cristián Escobar (Psycho Crusher) – Guitars, Vocals
  Arrangement and Mixing by Cristián Escobar (Psycho Crusher)
  Based on "Welcome to the Machine" and "Opening Theme" from Ecco the Dolphin (Sega Genesis), composed by Spencer Nilsen, András Magyari, and Brian Coburn

  "Welcome to the Machine is one of the most frustrating levels in any game from the 16-bit era. The autoscrolling nature of the level and its haunting theme song will be forever stuck in my head. For my arrangement I tried to take away some of the tension that both the music and the level cause, and I went for a much more soothing sound. The use of deep synths and lots of reverb in the guitars and piano really helped in setting the mood. Finally, I experimented for the first time with my own voice by doing some vocal harmonies that I think give this arrangement a little something extra that will, hopefully, make it stand out a bit more."
  — Cristián Escobar (Psycho Crusher)

2.06. Armcannon - "The Vents Mon"

  Performed by Armcannon
    Mike Willard – Guitar
    Dan Behrens (Danimal Cannon) – Guitar
    Chris Dlugosz (Cubosh) – Keys, Vocals
    Ian Machniak – Bass
  Arrangement by Armcannon
  Mixing by Mike Willard (Willard) and Dan Behrens (Danimal Cannon)
  Based on "The Vents" from Ecco the Dolphin (Sega Genesis), composed by Spencer Nilsen, András Magyari, and Brian Coburn

  "With our Ecco track, we took a bit of a departure from our usual manic, techy side and went for more of a Pink Floyd-styled ambience. The song, 'Us and Them' was our inspiration for structure, and we're rather fond of the way things turned out. We're always trying to do something different and hopefully we achieved that again with this arrangement...oh yeah. And that last part of the track is pretty funny too."
  — Mike Willard

2.07. PokéMatt - "St. Gabriel's Mask"

  Performed by:
    Matt Baros (PokéMatt) – Keyboards
    Lauren Liebowitz (Lauren the Flute) – Flute, Vocals
    Mauricio Castro – Guitars
    Josh Edginton – Bass
  Arrangement and Mixing by Matt Baros (PokéMatt)
  Based on "St. Gabriel's Mask" from Ecco: The Tides of Time (Sega CD), composed by Spencer Nilsen

  "I'm happy to have gotten the chance to work on another Patient Corgi compilation tribute album. The original track definitely stood out for me among the Ecco franchise, and it was a lot of fun trying to add some flair to it while attempting to keep the feel of the song I enjoyed so much. It was great working with Josh, Lauren, and Mauricio again, and I hope you enjoy what we came up with. Thanks for listening!"
  — Matt Baros (PokéMatt)

2.08. Brandon Strader - "Familiar Waves"

  Performed by Brandon Strader – Keyboards, Electric Guitar, Bass
  Arrangement and Mixing by Brandon Strader
  Based on "Home Bay" from Ecco the Dolphin (Sega CD), composed by Spencer Nilsen

  "I never got to play Ecco the Dolphin as a kid, as I never really got to choose what games I got when I was quite young. I saw a friend playing it at his house decades ago, and have always really liked the idea of a dolphin protagonist. The music for the series is outstanding and there were so many great songs to choose from, but also so many complex and difficult pieces...I think I picked a friendly piece and turned it into an enjoyable but minimalistic new age style jam with a wall of sound. It felt like I was in unfamiliar territory while making the song, but the title is more a reference to one's home. A big thanks to director Ian for the opportunity to work on this compilation!"
  — Brandon Strader

2.09. YamaYama - "Dolphin Ex Machina"

  Performed by YamaYama:
    Scott Mitchell – Saxophone
    Nathan Alef – Keyboards
    Milo Fultz – Bass
    Merlin Showalter – Drums, Percussion
  Arrangement by Milo Fultz and YamaYama
  Mixing by Nathan Alef
  Based on "Undercaves" and "The Machine" from Ecco the Dolphin (Game Gear), composed by Csaba Gigor and Gábor Foltán

  "YamaYama has been eager to get involved on another remix project and were lucky enough to be included with 'Sound Waves'! Our choice of the two tunes in this track were largely just looking for the most strange and overtly bizarre music on the canon and then seeing how we could use it. We're really excited about the result, but we are EVEN MORE STOKED to be a part of this album with all of these amazing groups! Big ups to Patient Corgi for wrangling us all together, and we hope you enjoy this awesome compilation!"
  — Milo Fultz

2.10. Uncle & the Bacon - "Ecco Jr. Ending (Part 1)"

  Arrangement and Mixing by Ulf Langsrud (Uncle & the Bacon)
  Based on "Ending (Part 1)" from Ecco Jr., composed by Andy Armer, Gábor Foltán, and László Fazekas

  "Greetings from Uncle & the Bacon! I have been remixing VGM for some time now, and until recently, only Commodore 64 tunes. I'm honored to have the chance to contribute to this compilation, and happy for the opportunity to broaden my repertoire. I had a blast working on this track, and I really hope you like my take on it!"
  — Ulf Langsrud (Uncle & the Bacon)

2.11. Lotus SM - "Sound Test 14"

  Arrangement by Alexandre Lucena and Arthur Braga
  Mixing by Alexandre Lucena
  Based on "Unused (Sound Test 14)" from Ecco the Dolphin (Sega Genesis), composed by Spencer Nilsen, András Magyari, and Brian Coburn

  "The opportunity to work on this project, inspired by a such amazing soundtrack, was really great since we could explore different aspects from the track. So we tried to experiment more on the electronic elements this time, a little bit challenging, but we did enjoyed the results, and hope everyone can get into the atmosphere of the game while listening to the album."
  — Alexandre Lucena

2.12. ErichWK - "The Stomach"

  Performed by Erich Beckmann (ErichWK) – Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboards
  Arrangement and Mixing by Erich Beckmann (ErichWK)
  Based on "The Stomach" from Ecco the Dolphin (Sega Genesis), composed by Spencer Nilsen, András Magyari, and Brian Coburn

  "I will use any excuse to arrange and record music to sound like XOC. Luckily I found the most crushing and sludge inducing song that dolphins inspire to fulfill my fantasy of trying to be a love child of XOC. Dolphins crush it."
  — Erich Beckmann (ErichWK)

2.13. ThePlasmas - "Manantial Cristalino"

  Performed by ThePlasmas:
    Mauricio Castro – Electric Guitars, Bass Sequencing, Effects
    Danilo Tapia – Acoustic Guitars
    Cesar Araos – Drum Sequencing
  Arrangement and Mixing by ThePlasmas
  Based on "Crystal Springs" from Ecco: The Tides of Time (Sega Genesis), composed by Attila Dobos, András Magyari, and Andy Armer

3.01. Folklore Guild - "The Tides of Time"

  Performed by Folklore Guild:
    Martin Green – Pipe Organ
    Angel Mannion (Merlin) – Conducting
    Kelsey Young, Lauragrace Havens, Libby Weber, Megan Maher, Sara Abernethy, Carly Newman, Ciarlene Coleman, Desi Admire, Jillian Jackson, Sarah Wilkerson, Andrea Norris, Clara Valenzuela, Danielle Post, Meredith Yokoyama, and April Fisher – Soprano Vocals
    Ellie Mout, Kayla Gauteraux, Elly Roseberry, Vanessa Dinning, Natalie Moran, Alexis Olaes, Amanda Clifford, Clay Halbert, Jazmin Oliver, and October Deyoung – Alto Vocals
    Alvin Almazan, Dan Moyer, Mitch Rosenthal, Colin Barkley, Larry Woodford, Yo Oh, Kion Arnold, Timmy Simpson, and Brad Fox – Tenor Vocals
    Aaron Bullard, Jon Gonzales, Paul Young, Ron Hilley, Marcos Melero, Thomas Lokensgard, Chris Cronje, John Welch, Kenji Green, and Kurt Wong – Bass Vocals
  Arrangement and Lyrics by Tim Poulin
  Mixing by Angel Mannion (Merlin)
  Based on "Medusa Bay" from Ecco the Dolphin (Sega Genesis), composed by Spencer Nilsen, András Magyari, and Brian Coburn; and "Title Theme" from Ecco: The Tides of Time (Sega Genesis), composed by Attila Dobos, András Magyari, and Andy Armer

  "Our arrangement of the Tides of Time/Medusa Bay uses harmonic progressions inspired by English-Romantic composers like Herbert Howells (1892-1983) and Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934). Beginning the track with the 'Tides of Time' felt a little jarring, so we borrowed the 'Medusa Bay' theme to provide a contrasting introduction. Tim Poulin (arranger) was inspired to write the text after playing through the first two games and heavily researching the overarching storyline of the Ecco series. We recorded the music at Saint Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, where many of us sing on a weekly basis. The organ at Saint Paul's is the oldest pipe organ in San Diego (1887) and recently underwent a $1.5 Million restoration a few years ago. Post-restoration, it now stands as one of the finest in the country. We are extremely lucky to have access to such a great space to record, as well as so very fortunate to have an opportunity to join in on the fun for this project! The average age of the group is 25, so many of us distinctly remember Ecco the Dolphin as being a part of our 90's childhood."
  — Angel Mannion (Merlin)

3.02. Eight Bit Disaster - "So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish"

  Performed by Eight Bit Disaster:
    Elliot Wernlund – Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
    John Baxter – Bass
    DeJuan Gailes – Guitar
    Eric Krouse – Drums
    Matt Murphy – Keyboards
  Arrangement and Mixing by Eight Bit Disaster
  Based on "Hanging Waters" from Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future, composed by Tim Follin

  "Eight Bit Disaster is pleased to present 'So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish', our take on Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future's Hanging Waters. We had a lot of fun shifting into a different genre than normal for us on this one and remember, if you have any questions at all–the answer is always 42."
  — Elliot Wernlund

3.03. Careless Juja - "Convergence"

  Performed by Careless Juja:
    Travis Vengroff (Careless) – Accordion, Keyboards, Violin, Drum Sequencing
    Paul Mella (Juja) – Guitars, Bass
  Arrangement by Careless Juja
  Mixing by Paul Mella (Juja)
  Based on "Convergence" from Ecco: The Tides of Time (Sega Genesis), composed by Attila Dobos, András Magyari, and Andy Armer

  "While I've not played nearly enough Ecco, the soundtrack always greatly impressed me and I was excited at having a deadline in which to cover a track from the game. Since Juja knows a lot more about the greater Ecco soundtrack than me, he handled the the selection and arrangement of our track. Literally 48 hours before the deadline I was given the arrangement, and my head was swimming with ideas on what to add. My contributions were drums, accordion, piano, violin, and some of the synth; and am happy with how it sounds."
  — Travis Vengroff (Careless)

  "Wow! I was finally invited to participate in a VGM community project? I must've stepped up my game a bit since my Microsoft Sound Recorder days. Even though I never got very far in the Ecco games, I always thought they had amazing music. When listening to the available tracks to cover, once I heard Convergence I knew it was 'the one.' I don't know if we did the original song justice or not, but we certainly tried! I spent many hours transcribing the original song track by track from scratch, so at the very least those crazy synth tracks should be accurate."
  — Paul Mella (Juja)

3.04. vicsanmusic - "Ocean Ride"

  Performed by Victor Santillan (vicsanmusic) – Bass, Guitar
  Arrangement and Mixing by Victor Santillan (vicsanmusic)
  Based on "Ocean Tag, Dolphin Ride" from Ecco Jr., composed by Andy Armer, Gábor Foltán, and László Fazekas

  "It was a great surprise being invited to take part in this compilation with many great musicians that share this love for video-game music! I hope you enjoy this version of 'Ocean Tag, Dolphin Ride'. :D. Happy Gaming!"
  — Victor Santillan (vicsanmusic)

3.05. Pokérus - "The Globe Holder" (feat. KBT)

  Performed by:
    Patricio Thielemann (Pokérus) – Guitars, Bass
    Alejandro Vera (KBT) – Keyboards
  Arrangement and Mixing by Patricio Thielemann (Pokérus)
  Based on "Moray Abyss" and "Title Theme" from Ecco: The Tides of Time (Sega Genesis), composed by Attila Dobos, András Magyari, and Andy Armer

3.06. Daniel Brakke - "Sound Test 19"

  Performed by Daniel Brakke – Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
  Arrangement and Mixing by Daniel Brakke
  Based on "Unused (Sound Test 19)" from Ecco the Dolphin (Sega Genesis), composed by Spencer Nilsen, András Magyari, and Brian Coburn

  "I had a great time dissecting this track. It was tough to pick the parts I wanted to keep, and ended up ditching a lot of it. But the end result sounds like something I would love to hear in a game like Ecco, and that's about all I could ask for!"
  — Daniel Brakke

3.07. Hat - "Tube"

  Performed by Ken Crouch (Hat) – Trumpet, Keyboards
  Arrangement and Mixing by Ken Crouch (Hat)
  Based on "The Tube" from Ecco the Dolphin (Sega Genesis), composed by Spencer Nilsen, András Magyari, and Brian Coburn

  "This was an interesting project because this track wasn't one that immediately guided me in a specific direction. My modi operandi are jazz and folk, and nothing about this track called out folk. Jazz it is! After a lot of experimentation with different ideas, I finally found the sound I wanted. I hope everyone enjoys!"
  — Ken Crouch (Hat)

3.08. Do a Barrel Roll! - "Chasing the Vortex / Porpoise at the Gates of Wonka"

  Performed by Do a Barrel Roll!
    Dani Barstad (Dani Kong) – Drums
    Daniel Brakke (Photo Man) – Bass
    Joel Thielman (Prof. Sequoia) – Rhodes, Synth
    Erik Gustafson (Meta Man) – Trumpet
    Cierra Hill (Ayalisse) – Violin
    Tom Brooks (Axe Deadeye) – Guitar
    Austin Colden (Zero Nimbus) – Guitar
  Arrangement by Cierra Hill (Ayalisse) and Do a Barrel Roll!
  Mixing by Sam Vanorny
  Based on "Big Water" from Ecco: The Tides of Time (Sega Genesis), composed by Attila Dobos, András Magyari, and Andy Armer

  "Ecco is on the trail of the Vortex Queen and with the help of the giant whales is one step closer. The longing, melancholy chill of this song is very palpable, and DABR! aims to capture the essence of a void filled with small glimmers of hope. The melody of the whales is the silver lining, but Ecco must continue on alone..."
  — Austin Colden (Zero Nimbus)

3.09. Pokérus - "Turning Time Backwards"

  Performed by Patricio Thielemann (Pokérus) – Guitars, Bass, Vocals
  Arrangement, Lyrics, and Mixing by Patricio Thielemann (Pokérus)
  Based on "Ice Zone" from Ecco the Dolphin (Sega Genesis), composed by Spencer Nilsen, András Magyari, and Brian Coburn

3.10. Julian Spillane and Lauren the Flute - "Two Tides"

  Performed by:
    Julian Spillane – Keyboards, Vocals
    Lauren Liebowitz (Lauren the Flute) – Flute
  Arrangement by K.C. Hawes-Domingue (Wedge)
  Mixing by Julian Spillane
  Based on "Two Tides" from Ecco: The Tides of Time (Sega Genesis), composed by Attila Dobos, András Magyari, and Andy Armer

  "I've always had a very love/hate relationship to the Ecco games in the same way that it seems many others do. The first game was punishingly difficult and kid Julian never made it appreciably deep into the game until later in life. Ecco 2, however, just clicked with me on so many levels, especially the soundtrack's move towards a more industrial and less ambient feel. So, when Lauren asked me to collaborate with her on the track, I jumped at the offer. For this one, we really wanted to go with a more sinister vibe, pairing up vintage analog synths with flute in a way that sounds alien and cold. It was an absolute pleasure to work on and I'm humbled to have worked with and be surrounded by so many talented artists!"
  — Julian Spillane

3.11. missingNo. - "Sea of Darkness"

  Performed by missingNo.
    Thomas Houlden – Trumpet
    Michael Klein – Tenor Saxophone
    Luis Melgar – Trombone
    Leo Bae – Keyboards
    Eric Wettstein – Guitar
    Alex Dobson – Bass
    Trent Otter – Drums
  Arrangement by Thomas Houlden
  Mixing by Eric Wettstein
  Based on "Sea of Darkness" from Ecco: The Tides of Time (Sega Genesis), composed by Attila Dobos, András Magyari, and Andy Armer

  "This was an interesting song to do because before starting our portion of the project I hadn't actually played and Ecco games; I was familiar with the series specifically due to the music. When I realized this track was still available I jumped at the chance to work on it with the band. Compilations are always a kick to work on, and this one's no different. It's great to see the different spins put on the music by each band, and it's the best way to get all these groups in one place working together."
  — Thomas Houlden

3.12. Steel Samurai - "Airborne Riptide"

  Performed by Steel Samurai:
    Cynthia Schatoff (Darmock) – Bass
    John Milner – Guitar
    Austin Green (Katamari) – Guitar
    Ben Alexandré – Keys
    Jason Farrell – Drums
  Arrangement by Steel Samurai
  Mixing by Katamari (Austin Green)
  Based on "Skyway" from Ecco: The Tides of Time (Sega Genesis), composed by Attila Dobos, András Magyari, and Andy Armer

  "'Skyway' from the Genesis version of Ecco: Tides of Time challenged our compositional and arranging skills to build from a sparse bass and organ groove into an all-out rock song, while maintaining the moodiness of the original. We are pleased with the result and super thrilled to work on the Ecco tribute with all these great bands!"
  — Austin Green (Katamari)

3.13. V-Jams - "Aquamarine Bagel"

  Performed by V-Jams:
    Tovaun Anthony (Aeoxis) – Guitar, Bass
    James Alexandre Hadley (Lethal Weapon 5) – Guitar
    Roger Hicks (Rekcahdam) – Drums
    Anton Corazza (Detective Tuesday) – Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
  Arrangement and Mixing by Tovaun Anthony (Aeoxis)
  Based on "Aquamarine Bay" from Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future, composed by Tim Follin; and "Opening Theme" from Ecco the Dolphin (Sega Genesis), composed by Spencer Nilsen, András Magyari, and Brian Coburn

  "We decided to arrange Tim Follin's Aquamarine Bay. Had no idea how it would turn out, but we wrote out some chords and threw something together...I think everyone did pretty well (except for the saxophonist... we're firing him now). Hope you enjoy."
  — Anton Corazza (Detective Tuesday)