Every year, Alpha Riff does something special for the people who have supported him in his artistic endeavors and 2015 will be no different. To celebrate adding another year to his age, all paid content on Alpha Riff’s Bandcamp site will be free for 24 hours. Whether it’s From Beta to Alpha Riff, his first LP; VI: Final Fantasy VI Tribute, the 3 track EP he released to celebrate Final Fantasy VI turning 20 in the US; or Digital Champions: Migdal Bavel, his brand new sci-fi/cyberpunk laced Hip-Hopera, it will be a free download as many times as you’d like for 24 hours. Each download includes tons of extras, including ringtones, wallpapers, videos, and more.
From Beta to Alpha Riff was Alpha Riff’s debut LP. Released on May 31, 2013, From Beta to Alpha Riff tells the story of Alpha Riff facing his inner turmoil on a quest to retrieve his Glass Heart, while his rival, Beta Riff, tries to thwart him. This 31 track LP features 20 musical tracks, 11 narration, and a host of amazing features such as MC Ohm-I, 1-UP, Beefy, LMC, Crystal Hart of Undone, Force of Will, MZ, and Brad Ward. His breakout single, Superhero Swag, as well as the PAX Prime favorite, Black Holes Just Mean I Love You in Space Jargon, show off Alpha Riff’s lyrical finesse and broad topic range.
VI: Final Fantasy VI Tribute was Alpha Riff’s debut instrumental only EP. Released on October 20, 2014, VI: Final Fantasy VI Tribute features reimagined themes of three of Alpha Riff’s favorite characters from the game: Locke, Cyan, and Shadow. Having spent untold hours playing FFVI, studying its characters and stories, and listening to the original soundtrack, Alpha Riff lovingly crafted three songs to reflect what the characters mean to him. It was featured as the background music for Dr. Vern’s October 28, 2014 episode of The Nerd Groove on Nerdy.FM and credited as one of the best reinterpretations of Final Fantasy VI music to date.
Digital Champions: Migdal Bavel is Alpha Riff’s newest LP. The 23 track Hip-Hopera tells the story of a cybernetic bounty hunter, his A.I. partner, and their friends and foes. Coming off the back of a very successful IndieGoGo campaign, ending at 158% completion, the album spawned a community wide movement called the Digital Champions Consortium, where fans and creators alike could add to the story, the world, and the lore. Already, trading cards, comic books, and mobile games have been released or begun development.
On May 18th, everyone will be able to download these and other digital content for free. For those wants something physical, use the code “birthday” at checkout to receive 50% off your purchase. Grab a physical copy of Digital Champions: Migdal Bavel and From Beta to Alpha Riff for only $5 a piece or the new Digital Champions: Migdal Bavel poster, designed by Twill Distilled, for only $2.50!