Project Sidologie is what happens when Jean-Michel Jarre and Vangelis meet C64 music. It's performed by veteran musician Marcel Donné and mastered by famed game composer Allister Brimble.
The box-set is an 8 disk monster (7 Audio albums, one audio DVD) in a custom box with gorgeous lovingly designed Giger inspired artwork by artist Trevor Storey.
Each album is lovingly created and stitched together with themed links to make a wonderful ambient experience you'll listen to again and again.
The digital download gives access to all 7 audio albums in FLAC/MP3, a free download of Sidologie, and surround-sound mixes. Access is also included with a box-set purchase.
Disk 1: Sidologie 12-26, includes Robocop, Mutants, Gem-X and more.
Disk 2: Martnetic Fields, a tribute to Martin Galway including Miami Vice, Green Beret Loader, Game Over, Wizball and more! Also includes remixes of Jean-Michel Jarre's "Magnetic Fields IV" and "The Last Rhumba".
Disk 3: Robdez-Vous, a tribute to Rob Hubbard. Includes Sanxion, Crazy Comets, Lightforce, Bangkok Knights, Jet Set Willy (Atari 8-bit), Knucklebusters and more.
Disk 4: Waiting for SID, an album of extended tracks both dark and light. Features epics such as Driller and the whole 25 minutes of Tetris.
Disk 5: Remixes. Some of the brightest remix talents produce SIDdy versions of Jarre and Jarre-y versions of SIDs. An amazing collection.
Disk 6: Chariots of SID. A change of pace with a disk of Vangelis-inspired covers such as Panther, Ocean Loader, Blade Runner, Nemesis the Warlock and more.
Disk 7: Encore. Marcel's personal favourites including classics from David Whittaker, Ben Daglish and Tim Follin. His most personal album.
Disk 8: Surroundings. Surround-sound mixes on a DVD of disks 1-4 and 6. Mixes delivered as AC3 files and MKV files for digital downloaders.
Here's a video we put together to highlight some of the many tracks. It's fun AND informative!
"The idea of this album series intrigued me and I have to say its really very good. Some of the track choices are unusual (no bad thing) but this really is a fine blend of Jarre-ish sonics and C64 tunes. Good stuff indeed!"
"Really great work! Always a pleasure receiving those updates. I love how the album progresses and the soundstage opens up. Favourite Tracks so far: Wizball and Game Over. Outstandingly produced, you beautiful people!"
"You've out done yourself Marcel. Loving this disc, not easy to choose a favourite so soon but Rambo, Parallax and Wizball have blown me away so far."
"Great second album, when I listen to Micropose Rhumba I feel like I'm on Red Dwarf with the skutters "
" I like almost all the tracks a lot (many all time favourites for me, I adore Galway), sound is richer and fill your ears and mind"
"Just wanted to say I've been listening to this album quite a lot over the last few weeks, and I love it. Thanks for doing this project and I'm looking forward to the next releases."
"Mutants, always loved that Fred Gray track and love a lot your new version!"
"Shadow Skimmer made me think more of Chronologie Part 3 live than Revolutions. The Implosion had a short bit that made me think of a piece of linking music Jarre did during the La Defense concert (the bit with the laser projected snake) if you're looking for an era."
"Awesome flow! Robocop is my favourite so far, so Zoolook-ish it's almost uncanny, like it could be a bonus track on the album."