10 tracks • 31 minutes • October 13, 2023
It's been over a year since floopy has released a full-length lo-fi album, but the wait was worth it. His sophomore Curaga Records release, “Video Game LoFi: Metroid”, is an immersive 10 song album that takes you on a nostalgic journey through the iconic Metroid series, reimagining its beloved soundscapes with a unique LoFi twist.
Metroid Zero Mission was one of the first games I ever played as a kid (on the Gameboy Advance!) and it sparked my love for video games and by extension, video game music—Kraid's theme was the first song I ever learned on piano nearly 15 years ago. My personal favorite song on the album would have to be the Metroid Prime Theme. Although it initially wasn't my favorite composition out of the bunch compared to the more iconic songs like Samus's Theme, the direction I ended up taking it paired with trying different production techniques turned it into something vastly different in sound and feel from the original which I personally enjoyed.
In my previous remixing endeavors, my focus was achieving a lofi sound and tonality while preserving what was great about the original composition. For this project I still maintained that, but my focus shifted towards establishing a groove that could be improvised upon. As a result, this album ventures into several other genres, from chillwave to bossa nova what I can best describe as… lofi disco house? Writing essentially new compositions that incorporated different elements of the Metroid games' important themes was the goal here, a sort of process I picked up from my collaborator (and boss, and homie) Save Point. During the production of this album I developed new standards for what I personally wanted from lofi, and I certainly broadened my definition of what that term can mean. It was an incredibly fun process and it's always an honor to release music alongside the homies and peers at Curaga. Lofi fans and video game nerds alike, thanks for supporting my music.
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