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Star Boost (for Oneil [dad​]​)

from Short Songs For Patrons II by Chris Carlier

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My dad really likes Americana/Canadiana stuff, so naturally I set out to do something in that style. After a couple of failed attempts, I thought, 'What else does he like?' Video games. More like the Wolfenstein variety, but I thought it would be fun to do something in chiptune, so here it is.

I'm picturing a Mario-style star boost, where you gain immunity for a few seconds - except in this game, someone goes berzerker in the end!

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from Short Songs For Patrons II, released August 21, 2020

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Chris Carlier regina, Saskatchewan

Composer, performer and multi-instrumentalist Chris Carlier is an unusual indie pop recording artist. With influences ranging from Owen Pallett and Kaada to Philip Glass and Nintendo's Koji Kondo, his songs are darkly fun, catchy, and wildly imaginative - featuring wind instruments, percussion, piano, strings, synthesizers and drum machines! ... more

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