Kickstarter "Project Sidologie" by Marcel Donné - this luxury box set features C64 music remakes with classic Jarre and Vangelis soundscapes, and studio quality samples and stems too!
See the our Twitter or Facebook for the latest news. Note that we have started delivering digital albums ("Sidologie 12-16" was released digitally on 25/7) and will release the others as Marcel finishes them. Latest estimate for delivery of the box sets is Q4 2016. All new orders will receive links to the albums released so far, and notifications for new ones.
More track samples from the first Sidologie are further down the page.
Jean-Michel Jarre and C64 are connected.
Digital downloads contain "Project Sidologie", "Martnetic Fields", "Robdez Vous" , "Waiting for SID", "Chariots of SID" and "Remixes" albums in lossless format. Also, AC3 surround sound mixes, and now a free PDF "The Art of Project Sidologie".
Box set currently contains: CDs of "Project Sidologie", "Martnetic Fields", "Robdez Vous", "Waiting for SID", "Chariots of SID", "Remixes" and "Surroundings" surround-sound DVD. Also access to digital downloads above.
Sidological contains: Stems and source files of the Project Sidologie tracks, high quality mixdowns, vinyl mix and and higher quality surround mixes (all for personal/educational use),NI Kontakt/WAV multisample Jarre/C64 sample banks including deep-sampled Eminent, Korg Minipops and C64.
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Double Vinyl LP (Gatefold)
Extremely Limited Vinyl Double Album - £50 upgrade
Double gatefold album on heavy vinyl, the plan being to include limited numbered cards, and a 12" colour insert. Even more exciting, Marcel will fill this LP with four specially mixed and mastered vinyl side mixes, with tracks taken from all over the track pool. The vinyl mix will contain new and original linking sections and will also be included in lossless form for the Sidological upgrade.
This has its own section further down the page.
Blu-Ray Surround Audio Disk
Blu-Ray Audio of all the albums in surround sound.
Add on an individually duplicated BD-A of all the surround sound DTS-HD mixes from the project.
The Art of Project Sidologie Book
30x30cm lovely hardback upgrade - £40. Smaller PDF free to all Level 1 + backers.
30x30" Art Canvases
- Choose which Project Sidologie CD cover you want, and we can remove or change the text for you (within reason).
- This will be ordered and delivered within four weeks of order.
- See cart for postage.
Some of these tunes will be further enhanced for Project Sidologie.
Full-length: Lightforce (by Rob Hubbard)
Clip: Sidologie Intro (by Marcel Donné)
Clip: Rambo First Blood Part 2 Loader (by Martin Galway)
Clip: Bombo (by Ben Daglish)
Clip: Skyline - theme from Cobra (Sylvester Levay)
Clip: Yie-Ar Kung Fu II (Martin Galway)
Clip: Knucklebusters (Rob Hubbard)
Clip: Wizball High Score (Martin Galway)
Clip: Miami Vice In-game (Martin Galway)
Clip: Nemesis the Warlock (Rob Hubbard)
Clip: Rambo High Score (Martin Galway)
Bonus: Do you like the number 10?
Bonus 2: Even Marcel's soundtest alpha tracks sound great!
Sidological is by Marcel Donné and Cris Xiny Ekstrand.
How is Project Sidologie made? How is it put together musically and sonically?
This is an amazing resource for audiophiles and musicians, both amateur and professional.
The Sidological upgrade will contain the following:
- 24 bit lossless renderings of the stems for each track, along with the Cubase files for each track. Create your own Sidologie!
- Original highly usable multi-sample banks, loops and textures covering Eminent, Korg Mini-pops, phased noise, and more
- All digital downloads of albums (lossless)
- 24-bit vinyl mix FLACs
- Surround sound mixes
- SID drums
- SID SFX
- SID loops
- SID beats
- SID arpeggios
- unique SID sounds
Stems on Sidological are for educational purposes only, but SFX will come with a royalty-free licence.
Library will be delivered in various formats depending on how many stretch goals are reached.
Each CD cover was lovingly created by the professional artist and (obviously) huge H.R.Giger fan Trevor Storey. Each one is filled with a myriad of small details that are easy to miss.
Voice 1: Here, the journey into the labyrinthe begins with the gatekeeper: in this case, Marcel Donne himself, receiving transmissions from composers in the void.
Project Sidologie (above) will contain tracks remixing Fred Gray, Tim Follin, Richard Joseph, and more. Rob Hubbard and Martin Galway are saved for the other CDs!
Voice 2: Deep in the void, complex arrangements of sine waves of SID are being produced by Martin Galway's cybernetically enhanced musical brain and carried deep into the labyrinth.
Martnetic Fields (above) will contain only Martin Galway tracks, except for a version of Magnetic Fields IV which Marcel will base on Martin's arrangement, not JMJ's.
At the heart of the infinite, we find a man at one with technology, Rob Hubbard. From him, the proto-SID emanates, washing away the blips and blops that come before.
Robdez Vous (above) will be devoted to Rob Hubbard's music, except for a Zoolook cover which will use SID SFX and voices as samples. Lightforce and Knucklebusters will appear in enhanced versions, plus many other tunes.
Meanwhile on the other side of the infinite, on a sea of inferior sound, a fan waits for the coming SID. Buffeted by the winds of poor music, she awaits emotional release from her loneliness.
Waiting for SID (above) is an ambient and floaty, but also occasionally dark album.
The fiery sound of SID hyperspaces into reality, following the tracks of voices 1, 2, 3 and the sample channel...
Chariots of SID (above) is obviously inspired by the various sounds of Vangelis.
The sound builds in the cocoon until it expodes into a galaxy of awesome. Quickly forming a planet, the energy pulses out, the three voices spawning their own planetoids. The Universe will hear the sound of SID.
Remixes (above) features JMJ-inspired remixes of C64 tracks, or JMJ-remixes with a chippy kind of vibe from well-known composers or remixers.
Marcel is going to create surround-sound mixes of all the albums. AC3 files will be available for download as standard. Surroundings (above) is actually a DVD: it will contain the surround sound audio mixes from the project. It will be funded into the box set at £33,000.
However, a small number of Blu-Ray disks containing the DTS HD surround mixes are available as an upgrade.
And this final voyage into the infinite takes the listener deep into... the box set?
This image decorates the cardboard slip-case which will contain however many CDs this box set ends up as (could be as many as 7 disks).
Producer: Marcel Donné
Sidological Consultant: Cris Xiny Ekstrand
Artwork: Trevor Storey, Sasa Sochadse, Andrew J. Laggan and Chris Abbott
Videos: Marcel Donné, Chris Abbott
Samples and audio tracks: Marcel Donné
Audio Assistance: Reyn Ouwehand, Rob Hubbard, Mark Cooksey
Executive Producers: Chris Abbott, Martin Galway, Rob Hubbard
PR: Anna Black, Damian Manning
Person I missed: You, probably (sorry!)