The first music album released on a Nintendo 64 cartridge

After releasing highly acclaimed cartridge music albums for the Sega Genesis, SNES, PC Engine and Gameboy, the german musician Remute is now, once again, coming up with a true novelty.’R64′ is the first-ever music album released as a Nintendo 64 cartridge! It is Remute’s most diverse and playful album so far and contains 15 brand new songs ranging from ultra-catchy electro-pop reminiscent of Yello, Kraftwerk or Yellow Magic Orchestra to sinister techno and house excursions beaming you right back to foggy ’90s warehouse raves. A worthy step forward into the shiny 64-bit world!

No tricks – this is not an embedded MP3-player, terribly compressed WAV-files or other cheating: as with all previous Remute cartridge albums the sound on this cartridge gets generated and played back in real-time by the console and it’s all happening within meagre 8 Megabytes of storage space! With ‘R64’ the Nintendo 64 console is your very own synthesizer/sampler hybrid and happy to serve you every time you turn it on and press play!

For this wizardry Remute cooperated with Nintendo 64 dev Rasky, who is not only responsible for the sound engine and player-GUI but also managed to put together an amazingly trippy 3D-visual-experience accompanying Remute’s music – you will fly like Lawnmower Man. The cartridges are region-free and will fit and play flawlessly on all models of the Nintendo 64 console – no matter if NTSC-U, PAL or NTSC-J.

‘R64’ can be pre-ordered now for 39.99 € via Remute’s Bandcamp page and will get released on March 25th 2022. You can also grab a very limited ‘Plus Edition’ for 49.99 € which contains an addtional blue 7″ vinyl with special versions of the two album songs ‘Superposition’ and ‘Tradition Und Moderne’ along with a third vinyl-exclusive song called ‘Tradition And Superposition’.

‘R64’ for the Nintendo 64 is the first part of a new Remute album trilogy. The second and third parts, ‘Unity’ for the Gameboy Advance and ‘Generations’ for the Sega Dreamcast (a cooperation with developer Duranik of ‘Sturmwind’ fame!), will follow later in 2022.

Furthermore his SNES and Sega Genesis cartridge albums ‘The Cult Of Remute’ and ‘Technoptimistic’ will get re-released soon.

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Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about many genres of music from Breakbeat and Drum & Bass to Techno and Electronica. A man that lives in a world of bass and beats, Ian is an obsessive collector of music and a true geek at heart, with many years spent in application design.