NEScapism

by The Electric Witch

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Jace Murphy
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Jace Murphy God, I love this music. While perhaps it wouldn't be as lovely without the nostalgia factor, this music still stands great on its own, and I have found it to be wonderful music fitting of many occasions. Favorite track: The Legend of Zelda (Title).
EndLevelBoss
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EndLevelBoss The title of the album is perfect and really sums it up. Ah, sweet nostalgia. But, there is enough of a twist to make this it's own journey and not just a trip down memory lane. Great stuff. Favorite track: Final Fantasy (Prelude).
Ricardo Soto
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Ricardo Soto Beautiful. That is the best word to describe this album. The ethereal mixing used, especially in Final Fantasy, add so much more to the original track. This arguably makes these songs even better and more pleasant to listen to than they originally were :) Favorite track: Final Fantasy (Prelude).
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released September 4, 2012

Volume II: zacbentz.bandcamp.com/album/nescapism-ii-nescaper
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NEScapism is a love-letter to the video games I grew up with. The games whose music meant just as much to me, if not more, as the escapism they provided my isolated imagination. These are the songs that I would let play over and over, ignoring whatever might have been happening on-screen. Letting them loop and spiral outward. I've tried to capture that feeling on this album, adding my own inner echos.

Full album download comes with 3 variant album covers.

The Electric Witch is Zac Bentz.

Synth: Animoog, Sunrizer (iOS)
Drums: DM1 (iOS)

Illustration of The Electric Witch by Tubbypaws. Design by Zac and Steph Bentz.

www.facebook.com/thelectricwitch
@ThElectricWitch
@ZacBentz

©2012 Xero Music

MORE:
zacbentz.bandcamp.com/album/we-see-the-shapes
zacbentz.bandcamp.com/album/so-we-burn
zacbentz.bandcamp.com/album/assassin

REVIEWS/PRESS:

"wonderful" —Kotaku
kotaku.com/5954014/

"...a drifting, space-age journey through the mind and soul." —Destructoid
www.destructoid.com/belated-alert-buy-zac-bentz-s-nescapism-synthpop-album-237169.phtml

"NEScapism becomes a best-selling album on Bandcamp with remade NES game themes" —Polygon
www.polygon.com/2012/10/26/3560580/nescapism-becomes-a-best-selling-album-on-bandcamp-with-remade-nes

GoNintendo:
gonintendo.com?mode=viewstory&id=184783

IGN Denmark:
dk.ign.com/news/186/NEScapism-er-retroguf-for-%C3%B8regangene

"...the music is genuinely ace." —Nintendo Gamer
www.nintendo-gamer.net/2012/10/23/electric-ambient-nes-tribute-is-all-floaty-and-lovely/

"...a highly recommended download for anyone with a fondness for the music of the NES era." —Nintendo Life
www.nintendolife.com/news/2012/10/take_an_ambient_musical_trip_through_8_bit_history_with_nescapism

"...beautifully calming soundtracks" —Nintendo Fans Online
www.nintendofansonline.co.uk/2012/10/news-escape-to-nes-era-with-nescapism.html

"'NEScapism' succeeds gorgeously in borrowing the looped themes from the games of our collective childhoods, and create something amazing." —Complex
www.complex.com/video-games/2012/10/nescapism-is-a-synth-pop-journey-through-your-childhood

"...the purpose of NEScapism was to capture the memories he had listening to the classic tunes, and I think he’s done an excellent job doing so..." —Zelda Dungeon:
www.zeldadungeon.net/2012/09/synthpop-tribute-to-the-legend-of-zelda/

"That Final Fantasy track made the hairs on my back tingle!" —comment on Wii's World
www.wiisworld.com/news/nescapism-music-album.html

"Escape with The Electric Witch into a world where NES games are always playing, and their music breezes across your ears like a soft wind." —Game Music 4 All
gamemusic4all.com/wordpress/2012/09/the-electric-witch-nescapism-album-release/

Synthtopia:
www.synthtopia.com/content/2012/09/07/free-music-from-the-electric-witch/

"...a mesmerizing rendition of my 8 bit favorites!" —Infendo
www.infendo.com/nescapism-captures-the-sound-of-8-bit-music-and-gives-it-life/

"Mejor escuchen!" —Wii4Everybody
www.wii4everybody.com/2012/10/nescapism-por-electric-witch.html

"...a slick little album" —Treon's Realm
treonsrealm.blogspot.com/2012/10/treat-your-ears-to-some-nescapism.html

"beautiful" —Alea Iacta Est
portal.aie-guild.org/2012/10/24/nescapism-the-electric-witch/

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