Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Kodoja: Terror Mountain Showdown

What do giant monsters, comics and cool, groovy music all have in common? Well, in the case of the multimedia project Kodoja: Terror Mountain Showdown, quite a lot, actually. The story of the comic concerns a military robot prototype built in the 60’s. Designed to be the ultimate weapon, complete with laser eyes, retractable fists and a highly advanced computer brain capable of learning, the robot proves to be a little too effective during a field simulation when the testing area ends up completely obliterated. Around the same time, a mysterious sea quake takes place in the Pacific ocean as all the marine life flees en masse from the epicenter. Sounds like a recipe for an eventual giant monster/giant robot altercation to me! Below are a couple of preview pages from the book:

The comic is due to be released over the summer, but in the meantime you can purchase the tie-in music album by musician “Big Pimp Jones” (who also served as the book's writer) which can be ordered at this link: Record Breakin' music.

There is also a “preview mix” available for listening by Skeme Richards which you can check out by heading over here:
If you’re at all familiar with Japanese monster movie soundtracks from the 60’s and 70’s, then you’ll totally recognize the sound that the music has used as a starting point. I particularly love the stretch between the 10:29 and 13:40 mark, which I keep replaying over and over again- it’s like a giant monster’s personal theme song by way of a funky groove. Awesome!

Further updates to this project can be followed at its official website:

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