Saturday, 25 October 2008
Duracell is a Lyon residing one-man-band who, through use of his bare drum kit and a modular synthesiser, can thunder his way through vintage video game themes. Good man! Ports of call include a frantic jaunt in, and around, Hiroshi Miyauchi's triumphant Space Harrier suite, and a blistering race through a Chris Huelsbeck Turrican piece. Also of note is Duracell's guerrilla staging, man and kit in amongst the crowd, thrashing away, surrounded by tapping fans. Poke round his MySpace page for upcoming dates and news. One man band? He's a one-man Fantasy Zone!
Duracell has also lent his cyclone stylings to a lesser played PC Engine classic: Saigo no Nindou: Ninja Spirit. Unfairly overshadowed by the likes of Shinobi and Ninja Gaiden, Ninja Spirit adds a super fun twin-stick style slash control to well established screen-wander-kill-everything gameplay. Seek it out!
Duracell's take on an 8-bit home-computer-conversion Ninja Spirit theme.