Originally published on vgfrequency.com on 2008/01/15. Written by Larry Oji.
Patrick “Bucky O’Hare” Todd has made the rounds of the community promoting some rare material by the now-defunct Philly band Chromelodeon. (I saw them perform at MAGFest 5 last year and they were amazing. Props in particular to synth player Dino Lionetti.)
Under the group’s VGM tribute band alias, Sprite Slowdown, the group recorded several VGM arrangements, many of which only seeing a limited release while they were still active.
Luckily, Patrick’s got your back with the digital release of Sprite Slowdown v2. Besides the arrangement scene mainstay of Final Fantasy VI, the EP has got some very intriguing material, many selections of which I could safely say have never been arranged before in the fan community. Bill & Teds Excellent Adventure on the Atari Lynx??? Yeah, I can safely say.
Bucky provides what you need to know:
I played drums on this short vgm tribute, and it was recorded a little over a year ago. With the band having broken up since, and this ep never having a proper release, I decided to put it up for download. It was very much rushed for release at magfest 5 (and never performed prior to recording), but having just listened to it again more recently I appreciate it more than when I first heard it. A bit rough around the edges, but not as bad as I recalled!
Some of the track selection may be a bit on the esoteric side, hope you enjoy.
Track Listing –
1. Final Fantasy 6 (SNES)
2. Fire n Ice (NES)
3. Bill and Teds Excellent Adventure (Atari Lynx)
4. Kenseiden (SMS)
5. Abadox (NES)