Guest on disc 2 track 11 (“Omen”)

“‘Shattered Memories’ [is] a tribute album to XenoGears music! We made this tribute album to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the game, release in February 1998. We gathered more than 60 musicians and re-arranged 36 tracks from the OST!

The soundtrack was composed by Yasunori Mitsuda, the famous composer of Chrono Trigger & Chrono Cross. If XenoGears still has some of his musical signature, the global mood is more serious and dark than CT&CC, due to the main themes of game, being really mature. The Length of this album is almost 2 hours and 20 minutes, we covered most of the tracks from the OST (36) and tried to give a new ‘life’ to those VGM gems! Once again we tried to bring as much as variety as possible, with: prog rock, metal, classical, jazz, folk, Celtic rock, fusion, EDM and more!”

2-11. Omen (by Danilo Ciaffi, feat. Alek Fleischer and Bullicann): Danilo took care of arranging for this track, and asked me to be a guest artist. My job was essentially to cover a couple parts and use electronic effects to add some extra JUICE. My favorite part of this was the glitchy static effect running through most of the track. It was accomplished by taking a Renoise stock clicky “texture” sample (I don’t know what it’s actually a recording of, but there’s definitely clicking sounds) and setting it to a random pitch at random intervals. (I used this trick in my Aliased Road album later.) Ending the track with the distorted drone was also my work. I never really communicated with Bullicann. He played guitar and ended up doubling my electronic bass part at some points, but that was coordinated between him and Danilo.

Artwork by Michael Walker and Mind Waker