The point of the contest was to make a chillwave (80s synth retro) track with some sort of inspiration from Sega’s mid-80s arcade racing classic. There were many good and surprising results throughout.
It is my experience and understanding that sounds many people attribute to synthesizers in that period weren’t really synthesizers at all, so I tried to use as few as possible.
Vocal by Momone Momo, with additional vocals by Sekka Yufu, voicebanks for the UTAU singing speech synthesizer.
Now that the event is over, it can be purchased via mail order to addresses in Japan though Melonbooks. News regarding rest-of-world distribution is forthcoming. Details will be provided once available.
When a person is late paying a utility, the company will send a bill on an alternate colored paper, like pale blue, pink, or yellow, to warn the person that disconnection is imminent, hence “the bills keep changing colors;” I’m not sure if this sort of thing is done outside the US.
This was the second to last vocal I rendered with the Megpoid Gumi English demo before it expired. I didn’t finish making it right away because the cover song I released before it flopped badly, but considering the “special theme” of “commercial sound” and temporary covers allowed, I thought it might be good to give it a try here.
To all of us who have graduated from the NSF format, best wishes in all of your endeavors.
Congratulations to Fearofdark who won the Original section, and osoumen who won the Cover section.
This song was originally a song with lyrics and guitars and such, intended for the credit scroll of a project I didn’t want to finish. I liked the form and the melodies, but never liked the words, so this was a great opportunity to present it in a better way.
This project began as a collection of the music used when I got married in April of 2012, tracks 2, 4, and 8 were used during the wedding and reception. Track 5 was composed with most of the programming done on the balcony of the hotel room one morning on honeymoon (before the wife woke up,) and the remaining tracks are reworkings of previous material which were originally intended for a different project.
Sounds range from an orchestra imitation, some electronic instrumental pop ballads, and a chiptune epic.