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REMUTE - Releases a new Music album on cartridge for Jaguar


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Not sure how many follow or are aware of the chiptune artist known as REMUTE. But over the years he has released a number of music albums on cartridge format. Genesis/Megadrive, PCE/TG16, C64, etc... and now he has just announced a new album for pre-order through his Bandcamp for the Atari Jaguar.

 

I have most of his releases in physical form and they are quite a unique thing to have and check out. But I'm also a sucker for music album on cartridge formats like this and have a collections of things like this so of course I've pre-ordered this one too. Anyway, if this is something of interest to the community here I thought you guys might like to know and If this has been posted already, I apologize as I didn't see any immediate threads about it here.

 

https://remute.bandcamp.com/album/there-is-hope-atari-jaguar-music-album

 

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Very cool.

 

I agree it would be neat to run this in a kiosk.  

 

So at any rate, what sort of picture or graphics plays on the screen while the album music plays? Maybe just a little text based playlist or background picture? Or might there be some kind of visualization of the peaks and valleys of the music that plays?

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4 hours ago, Machine said:

A little confusing to order. Says an LP/record, then it says cartridge.

It's bandcamp, mostly known for selling music so I'm guessing there's just no "Jaguar cart" option in the system. I'm not sure the music is my thing here, but it might be a cool thing for the collection.

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7 hours ago, Machine said:

A little confusing to order. Says an LP/record, then it says cartridge.

Yes this is correct. Bandcamp doesn't really have an option or expect stuff to be sold in any other format. So all of his cartridge releases and those from others I've bought will usually be labeled as LPs or CD...etc. but then in the description it will state it is for a cartridge. I've ordered about a half dozen of his cartridge albums over the past few years and never had an issue.

 

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7 hours ago, sirlynxalot said:

Very cool.

 

I agree it would be neat to run this in a kiosk.  

 

So at any rate, what sort of picture or graphics plays on the screen while the album music plays? Maybe just a little text based playlist or background picture? Or might there be some kind of visualization of the peaks and valleys of the music that plays?

I've not seen it in person but it can be a little of both. As an example his last Genesis/Megadrive album called DECODER was essentially an electronic story with pictures where the music tracks would change on their own with each scene as you progressed through it. His album for the Dreamcast was essentially different visualizers for each song as they came up. The one for PCE consisted of the tracks being played with a short repeating video loop of him in costume etc. 

 

You can check his profile on bandcamp and see his other releases and many of those will have at least still pictures where you can see stuff from the cartridges. But he doesn't have much up on the Jaguar yet and this is normal. As an example the entire track list won't be released digitally until the cartridges have shipped out. This is all to keep the music and contents to be as much of a surprise as possible until release.

 

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1 minute ago, joeatari1 said:

Thanks @-^CrossBow^- I didn't even know this existed.  I'm going to pick this up.

No problem! I'm not getting any kickbacks or anything but I don't think Denis (Remute) is a member here and as this is the first time he has released something for an Atari platform, I thought some folks might be interested is all. Not all of his music is my style either but there is usually a few tracks worth a listen on each of these that he has released. I only found out about him from his first cartridge release for the Genesis/Megadrive called Technoptimistic. But now you can get a more professionally done version of it from Limited Run games and I think a few other places. But he states this Jag release will be limited and that usually means one and done on his releases in the past so I figured Jaguar folks and collectors here might want to know now rather than later.

 

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If MindThreat is the same person that I am thinking of, then @Clint Thompson is doing the GUI and visuals on this.  A great coder to add credence to this experience.  This should be a real treat.

 

As with all of his cartridge albums, the music on „There Is Hope“ gets generated in realtime by the console every time you pop the cartridge in and play it. Use the Jaguar’s unique number pad and pick your favourite tune while enjoying the beautiful artwork and GUI of acclaimed Jaguar coder MindThreat.

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I meant to state that in the past I've wanted to capture these and post them publicly, but after I did just his Red Eyes video from my actual Technooptimistic cartridge, it was immediately slapped with a copyright strike from YT.

 

As a result, I have not bothered to try and capture anything else from his other releases.

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Hey, this is Remute. Just found this thread. Thanks for all the nice words and your support. It was an amazing project and the work with MindThreat aka Clint was absolutely amazing! 

The production of the cartridges is rolling and I am shipping them by end of March. 

I've just unlocked two more songs from the album, hope you like them! 

https://remute.bandcamp.com/album/there-is-hope-atari-jaguar-music-album

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On 2/3/2024 at 3:35 PM, Zerosquare said:

Sounds great. Did you use an existing audio engine, or is it a new one? What kind of software did you use to compose the music?

Thank you!
It's funny, but I composed most tunes via Protracker on an Amiga in order to run it on an Atari. :)
So the Jag plays back MOD-files.

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