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The Retro-Active Experience

Catalog Number N/A
Release Date Feb 28, 2019
Publish Format Commercial
Release Price 22.00 USD
Media Format 2 CD
Classification Arrangement, Live Event, Remix, Original Work
Published by Brave Wave / /
Composed by Keiji Yamagishi / , Ryuichi Nitta / , Stemage, Manami Matsumae /
Arranged by Keiji Yamagishi / , Takahiro Izutani / , Chipzel, Kozilek, Daliesk
Performed by Stemage, Super Strikers /

Tracklist

Disc 1

01 First Contact
02 Bounty Hunter
03 Nobody Knows Me
04 Total Escape (ft. Ryuichi Nitta)
05 Starfish Cluster
06 Drifting Love
07 Chaotic Code
08 Thought Police
09 Memories of T (ft. Stemage)
10 We, Robots
11 Kaleidoscope (ft. Manami Matsumae)
12 Eastern Sky
13 Transparent Thorns
14 Artificial Feelings
15 First Contact (Takahiro Izutani Remix)
16 Starfish Cluster (Chipzel Remix)
17 Drifting Love (Kozilek Remix)
18 Kaleidoscope (Daliesk Remix)
Disc length
Disc 2

01 First Contact (Live at MAGFest 2018)
02 Kaleidoscope (Live at MAGFest 2018)
03 Memories of T (Live at MAGFest 2018)
04 We, Robots (Live at MAGFest 2018)
05 Thought Police (Live at MAGFest 2018)
06 Chaotic Code (Live at MAGFest 2018)
07 Transparent Thorns (Live at MAGFest 2018)
08 Nobody Knows Me (Live at MAGFest 2018)
09 Bounty Hunter (Live at MAGFest 2018)
10 Total Escape (Live at MAGFest 2018)
11 Starfish Cluster (Live at MAGFest 2018)
Disc length

Notes

Limited to 500 copies


"Welcome to THE RETRO-ACTIVE EXPERIENCE! This project is 6 years in the making, and marks the first collaboration between Ninja Gaiden composer Keiji Yamagishi and Brave Wave director Mohammed Taher. This new release combines the 2 previous EPs, 2 NEW tracks, extra remixes, and a full live album featuring Brave Wave's in-house band Super Strikers.

Keiji Yamagishi is a Famicom-era pioneer and has composed music for some of the most beloved gaming franchises, notably Ninja Gaiden, Tecmo Bowl, Captain Tsubasa and Gitaroo Man. 30 years later and surer of his place in life, Keiji Yamagishi and Brave Wave are releasing the definitive version of his first-ever solo project. Inspired from his Famicom days and fueled with more passion and inventiveness, Keiji Yamagishi sends us all into a "futuristic emotional chiptunes world", as he himself has described it.

In addition to the 14 studio tracks, the album includes extra remixes from Takahiro Izutani (Bayonetta, Metal Gear Solid 4), Chipzel (Super Hexagon, Octahedron), KOZILEK (Minit, Nuclear Throne), and Brazilian newcomer Daliesk.

The album also includes the 2018 MAGFest performance by the Brave Wave in-house band, Super Strikers. The band is made up of Stemage (Metroid Metal), ap0c, Dino Lionetti and Kev Ragone (Cheap Dinosaurs). For the live show, a large portion of what you hear is actually not Yamagishi’s original stems, but instead is made from scratch by ap0c and Dino using authentic VRC6 sounds. The end result is a live album that's uniquely different from the studio album!

Keiji Yamagishi: "This project already feels so nostalgic for me, but I think that's a good thing, given the rose-tinted title of this album. I'll be very happy if returning listeners and newcomers alike can find the same satisfaction in this new release. I offer all the best to my beloved listeners.""

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Composed, arranged & produced by Keiji Yamagishi
Executive produced, directed & managed by Mohammed Taher

Associate Director, Mixing Engineer: Marco Guardia
Mastering Engineer: Dan Suter
Illustrators: David Hellman (Retro-Active series cover artworks), Philip Summers (booklet drawings)
Designer: Caspian Whistler
Retro-Active Logo Designer: Cory Schmitz
Art Director: Mohammed Taher
Editors & Translators: Stephen Meyerink, Derek Heemsbergen

Special Thanks to Alexander Aniel, Lauren Lucas, Yousef AlNafjan, Super Strikers, Nowa Mogi, John Ricciardi and the 8-4 family, Brendon Pritchard, Tariq Lacy, MAGFest, and the loyal listeners throughout the years.

Tracks 1.1–1.14 mixed by Marco Guardia. Tracks 1.15–1.17 produced and mixed by their respective artists. All guitars in tracks 1.2, 1.4, 1,5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.9, 1.10 and 1.12 by Stemage.

Tracks 2.1-2.11 mixed by Stemage. Performed live by Super Strikers on January 6th, 2018 as part of MAGFest 2018, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center.

Super Strikers is:
Stemage on guitars
Steve "ap0c" Lakawicz on bass, tuba
Dino Lionetti on keyboards
Kev Ragone on drums
Keiji Yamagishi on music production
Mohammed Taher as executive producer & director

Produced and published by Brave Wave Productions

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