For variety purposes while I’m doing FOLLOWER APPRECIATION DAYS on my blog I think I’ll stick with posting videogame music for the duration. There are two reasons: 1. I’m having fun providing commentary for it and 2. I’m racking up a decent amount of hits providing the listener with tracks from one of my favorite childhood and adult pastimes, which I barely talk about on my page by the by. If you don’t dig it, you can just ignore it, and I promise I’ll return to posting standard music in about a week or so. Let me tell you a quick story about my childhood. When I was a kid, unless your family was rich or something, you had to stick with one console; the Sega Genesis or the Super Nintendo. Until the Playstation and Dreamcast emerged on the market years later, I was a Nintendo loyalist and therefore had access to one of the best and most expansive game libraries of ALL TIME. One of those games was Super Metroid, a side-scrolling action-adventure title set in deep space. It made a lasting impression on me due to its oppressive and isolating alien-ridden environments, its protagonist Samus Aran (a trailblazing and ass-kicking woman in the annals of gaming history) and, of course, its absolutely phenomenal soundtrack. I was fiddling around on Soundcloud the other day and stumbled across a 30-track rendition of its soundstripe called Super Metroid Symphony. When I played this number, Arrival on Crateria, I instantly became a kid again. This is synthetic orchestral music from The Blake Robinson Synthetic Orchestra which as faithfully as possible follows the tone and spirit of the original compositions by Kenji Yamamoto and Minako Hamano. Don’t ever say great music can't come from a videogame, smash play and tell me this isn’t eerie as all hell or that it doesn't suck you right into the atmosphere of an alien world. Anyone who has played this will flashback to when Samus lands her ship on the planet Zebes during a thunderstorm. Hope you enjoy some nostalgia!