Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shell Shocked is a free album published by OverClocked ReMix. It arranges music from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time (SNES) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist (Genesis/Mega Drive).
The album features 22 tracks arranged by 33 artists that re-envision the original compositions of Harumi Ueko, Kazuhiko Uehara, Mutsuhiko Izumi, Hideto Inoue, Kaori Kinouchi, Masahiro Ikariko, and You Takamine in rock and metal styles.
Director: Kyle Crouse
Shell Shocked is a tribute to the Super NES classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time and its Sega Genesis equivalent, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist. Turtles in Time in particular is a special game for me, serving as my introduction to the Turtles as well as the awesome beat-’em-up game genre. When conceptualizing Shell Shocked, I wanted to capture what I had imagined as a hard rock sound in the music of the original game. The Turtles themselves have always been steeped in the culture of the 80’s and early 90’s and have a bit of that era’s playful cheesiness, so I wanted to reflect that in an album that had a hard edge but didn’t take itself too seriously.
For the remixer lineup, I reached out to artists who I felt would best capture my vision. I recruited from the talent pools of OverClocked ReMix and the Dwelling of Duels remix competition, as well as newcomers and veterans alike from outside of those communities. Despite having a heavy rock and metal influence, the album is packed with variety, with arrangement styles ranging from power metal, punk, progressive synth, glam metal, jazz fusion, blues rock, funk, and even some Vanilla Ice-inspired rap rock.
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