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Our Summer of Steven playlist! 28 tracks and 43 minutes of music from the episodes “Steven Floats” through “Know Your Fusion”.

Please click through to Soundcloud to see credits for each individual track!

Composers
Aivi & Surasshu
Ben Levin
Jeff Liu
Rebecca Sugar

Vocalists
Deedee Magno Hall (Pearl)
Tom Scharpling (Greg)
Zach Callison (Steven)

Additional Musicians
Jeff Ball (strings)
Jesse Knowles (trumpet)
Kristin Naigus (flute)
Rekcahdam (drums)
Stemage (guitar)
Tim Teylan of The Consouls (saxophone)
Julian Sanchez of The Consouls (saxophone recording engineer)

★ Promo art by Joe Johnston

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This is the “radio” version of the pop hit “Haven’t You Noticed (I’m a Star)” sung by Olivia Olson, composed by Rebecca Sugar and with guitar work by Stemage! (We sampled Rebecca’s uke demo track, too!)

Aivi and I had a blast arranging this one, pop music is my jam so trying to nail that Max Martin/Dr. Luke earworm vibe in the production was definitely a priority.

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The Ultimate TRON Playlist

On my iTunes/iPod, I have a playlist that I have entitled The Ultimate Tron Playlist. It’s where I’ve put ALLLLL of my Official or Semi-Official Tron music so I can listen to it all on shuffle. It’s pretty epic, but I’m worried I’m missing some stuff, because of how they released the TRON: Legacy soundtrack, and maybe I missed some unreleased TRON: REC0NF1GUR3D tracks that the artists themselves gave out.

So, here’s what I have in my Ultimate Tron Playlist. Look through and enjoy, see if there’s anything you’re missing, and let me know if I’m missing anything (except for “Separate Ways” by Journey. I already know I’m missing that).

First, the Big Three:

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Note that my TRON: Legacy soundtrack includes “Sea of Simulation”, the Amazon exclusive, “Father and Son,” the iTunes exclusive, and “Sunrise Prelude,” the Nokia Ovi exclusive (which I got from a friend, and you can probably find a download around YouTube or something). I also have “Encom Part I” and “Encom Part II”, “Round One,” “Castor,” and “Reflections.” I got those from another music site that had them listed.

Next, everyone’s favorite TV show, TRON: Uprising

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Also note that if you go to Joseph Trapanese’s Facebook page, you can download what is titled “TRON: Uprising Hero EP” featuring a bunch of tracks from the show that aren’t in the main album. They are also in my playlist.

Now for some oddities.

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The Official TRON: Evolution Soundtrack

It was released ONLY on Vinyl and FREE digital Download through Soundcloud. seven tracks mixed from the in-game music.

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DCONSTRUCTED

This came out literally DAYS ago. A Disney lover’s remix album. It has two songs from Legacy featured, a Remix of “Derezzed” (which is actually the same as the one by Avicii on the REC0NF1GUR3D album, but with LYRICS) and a remix of “Fall”. I just bought the two TRON tracks.

Okay, from the official, to the Semi-Official

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TRON 2.0 Soundtrack

There are a lot of these floating around out there. I found the tracklist that a person on Flickr made to go with this album cover and took some chunks and edited them together to make them fit. I would be more than happy to give this sort of fanmade album to whoever owns the game.

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Priority One: The Music of TRON

This is a cover album done by a guy called Stemage. He takes the original TRON soundtrack and puts some killer electric guitar to it, so it earned a spot on my playlist.

So am I missing anything?

“Strong in the Real Way”

Music & Lyrics: Rebecca Sugar

Instrumental Arrangement & Piano: Aivi & Surasshu

Vocals: Deedee Magno Hall, Zach Callison

Guitar: Grant “Stemage” Henry

Drums: Roger “Rekcahdam” Hicks

Artwork: Paul Villeco

We loved arranging “Strong in the Real Way” - thank you Rebecca for being our “rock”! There are several people who helped bring this song to life. What you’re hearing is the result of Rebecca’s amazing songwriting, Grant’s blazing guitar playing, Roger’s fierce drum fills, and Deedee and Zach’s inspiring vocals! (I played the piano and synths.) Thank you everyone for your incredible performances!!!

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“What Can I Do” from We Need To Talk, composed by Rebecca Sugar, Jeff Liu, and Ben Levin. We worked with their musical ideas and recruited the amazing Roger “Rekcahdam” Hicks on drums and Stemage on electric guitar. Tom Sharpling (Greg) and Susan Egan (Rose) gave fantastic vocal performances!

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What Can I Do For You ft. Pearl (Steven Universe Parody)
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What Can I Do For You ft. Pearl (Steven Universe Parody)

Written and Sung by: Perfectlyvindictive

Instrumental by: Roger “Rekcahdam” Hicks and Stemage

Lyrics:

What can I do, for, you?
what can i do, to make you see he’s not for you?

What can I do, for, you?
How can I convince you?

Oh rose, what do you see?

He’ll can’t understand, the world, you came from and command
I love your vision, (so beautiful) but I loath your decisions

You’re getting attached, to this human thing, and yet you have to realize

Woa-oh-oh-oh Woa-oh

What can I do, for, you?
I’ve been around, for a millennium or two

What can I do, for, you?
How can I keep you here?

What can I do, for, you?
How can I, Keep, you here?
Have I done something wrong?
Where will your heart take you?

Earlier this year, @surasshu​ and I composed music for Google Doodles’ Fruit Games, a series of minigames celebrating the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. We drew inspiration from Brazilian composers and musicians that we love, such as Caetano Veloso, Jobim, and Banda Black Rio, as well as samba/batucada styles.

Music: Aivi & Surasshu
Trumpet performance: Lachlan Day
Flute/piccolo performance: Kristin Naigus
Guitar performance: Stemage

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“Lapis Lazuli” and “Wailing Stone” from The Message. “Lapis Lazuli” was written by multi-talented storyboarder Hellen Jo, and “Wailing Stone” was written by both Hellen and Rebecca!

I worked with Hellen’s demos to create the guitar arrangements for both songs, then passed it along to our guitarist, Stemage. He added his own touches to make the guitar parts even better and gave fantastic improv performances throughout the episode!

“Lapis Lazuli”
Music and lyrics by Hellen Jo
Arranged by Aivi & Surasshu
Sung by Zach Callison
Guitar by Stemage

“Wailing Stone”
Music and lyrics by Hellen Jo and Rebecca Sugar
Arranged by Aivi & Surasshu
Sung by Tom Scharpling
Guitar by Stemage

Art by Lamar Abrams

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assholewithheadphones  asked:

Hello! You and Avi have been my biggest inspirations in music, and i have to ask, what programs do you use to make your music, and where do you get the instruments for your songs/ what do you use to make them? Thanks!

Thank you so much! I use Reaper, a relatively new sequencer, and Aivi uses Cubase. 

Our instruments come from a lot of different places—Aivi’s piano sound is an RD-700NX (and we use some of the other sounds on the keyboard as well), we use a lot of stuff from Native Instruments (Massive, Kontakt, Absynth), Eastwest Quantum Leap, Addictive Drums and Synth Squad, and many other VSTi. 

I play guitar sometimes, and we also have live performers to help us out, such as Stemage on electric guitar, Jeff Ball on strings, and Roger Hicks on drums. I’m definitely forgetting a lot of different things we use but those are the basics!

2r1t  asked:

I just noticed Stemage has been playing guitar for some of the tracks. Is this the same Stemage who creates Metroid Metal? Because if so...wow. A real dream team.

Yes that’s him! We’re all friends from the videogame music community. We met at MAGFest actually!