New: There’s a new way to listen to Mario 64 music right now with this nostalgic tribute.
Music label Curaga Records has just announced that it’s stepping into the world of Nintendo’s Mario with an all-new LoFi album, Video Game LoFi: Super Mario 64. From artists 88bit and Save Point, Video Game LoFi: Super Mario 64 is a nostalgic homage to Koji Kondo’s beloved soundtrack. With gorgeous piano arrangements, warm analog synths, and colorful re-harmonization, the album features 11 tracks that fuse cozy rhythms and reimagined melodies with jazzy LoFi undertones.
“It was a real collaborative effort,” says the 88bit artist, “I’m so glad Save Point approached me to do this with him. This album gave me the opportunity to cover songs from Super Mario 64 and reshape them and present them in a new light – lo-fi chill.
88-bit goes on to explain how the album gave the songs a unique makeover while staying true to the original. “I’m thrilled that many of my friends in the VGM community are listening to these tracks. And I hope these songs find their way to people everywhere, and that those who love Super Mario 64 music (and even those who aren’t perhaps unfamiliar) will enjoy these recordings as much as we enjoyed making them.”
Artist Save Point had this to say about the collaborative album: “We wanted to be as authentic as possible with this album and I love the end result. We only used analog synths, the Prophet 5 and the Novation Peak, to really capture that warm feeling. Each track has live piano, guitar and percussion. I wanted these tracks to feel like you’re having an authentic conversation with an old friend. It really felt like 88 bit and I was on the same page from the start with our goal of creating something unique and comfortable.
List of tracks:
1. Overture (from Super Mario 64)
2. Inside the Castle Walls (from Super Mario 64)
3. Mario wing cap (from Super Mario 64)
4. Bob-omb’s Battleground (from Super Mario 64)
5. Cave Dungeon (from Super Mario 64)
6. Dire Dire Docks (from Super Mario 64)
7. Piranha Plant Lullaby (from Super Mario 64)
8. Koopa’s Road (from Super Mario 64)
9. Bowser Theme (from Super Mario 64)
10. File Selection (from Super Mario 64)
11. Staff Roll (from Super Mario 64)
LoFI video game: Super Mario 64 will be available on streaming services on June 24. Want to level up and get a physical copy? The album is available for pre-order now on CD and cassette at The Materia store Where band camp. Consult the Curaga archives on Twitter, instagramand Facebook to stay up to date on new releases.