the mondo zone

by nelward

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Pelayo Moure Pérez This is one of your best albums so far. I love every single second of these songs, since they've got such good composition and I would say they're even good to dance to. But the one that sells this album is "s e a f o a m g r e e n", because it's the happiest song I've ever listened to. Listening to it really makes my day. Favorite track: s e a f o a m g r e e n.
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Matt A This album is that moment which happens to a lot of the best chiptune artists where they take everything they've learned from chip - raw composition skills, getting the best out of limitations, authentic sound creation and fuse it with modern sounds to create something that sounds outstanding.

My highlighted track is a remix that is better than the original track. The sonic space is vast and tight at the same time. There's lots of punch but the acoustics keep it flowing. Favorite track: ehiorobo - Heir to the Sugar Honey Queen (ice creamix).
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Ricky It was so hard to pick a favorite track off of this album. Very rarely do I ever enjoy every song on an album, but Nelward hit the nail on the head with this release! I haven't been able to turn it off ever since I purchased it. Looking forward to the next release! Favorite track: ehiorobo - Heir to the Sugar Honey Queen (ice creamix).
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Brown A wonderful collection of music~! Favorite track: braz_os - super hopeful worried dreamer (dreamix).
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NoahSebastian Tasca Been following Nelward for a little over a year. I've loved every minute of it. FizzPOP is probs my fav track I've heard off SoundCloud or YouTube by any artist. This album brings together Nelward's greatest tracks this year and allows you to experience all the amazing sounds he's produced. Love this album, best so far and I'm looking forward to many more! LOVE YA NELWARD! :) Favorite track: theMONDOzone.
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sleeparrow This album is an adventurescape of tight kicks, fat snares, jazzy chords, bubbly textures, and good vibes. It comes together with a sound that respects the bass as the backbone of the music (and boy are there a lot of great basslines). Decorated with leads, arps, and samples that slide and slip in the broad, clean soundscape Nelward has masterfully crafted. Listen to this album and follow this artist! Favorite track: Battle Against a Handsome Opponent [EB salute].
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welcome to the mondozone

Compilation / album and remastering of several tracks I released between Dec 2015-June 2016, as well as 2 new works (tracks 2-3)

a compilation but also an album


released November 3, 2016

Composition, production, guitar & mastering - Nick Elward
album art by Noxlof
"Battle Against a Handsome Opponent" - heavily based on the music of Earthbound for the SNES, especially "Battle Against a Weird Opponent"
"Seafoam Green" melody is based on "Mabe Village" from A Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening.
Artificial Intelligence Kong - a reworking of Naruto's "Artificial Intelligence Bomb".
Braz_OS - vocals on Super Hopeful World Dreamer remix
Ehiorobo - vocals on Heir to the Sugar Honey Queen remix
James Hunter - vocals on Escalator remix
"thrifty Pete's dirt Cheap deals can't be Beat" mastered by Grant 'Stemage' Henry
Artwork for tracks 1 and 9 by Noxlof
Artwork for track 10 by Mushbuh
Artwork for tracks 5,6,7, and 12 by Braz_OS
Artwork for track 8 by Nate Horsfall



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Track Name: james hunter usa - Escalator (dreamix)
i wanna be an escalator
i wanna take u higher

i wanna be an escalator
i wanna take u higher

higher than u've ever been before

I wanna take u higher
I wanna take u higher
I wanna take u higher, higher, higher
mmm mmm mmm

I wanna wrestle alligators
and rip out all their teeth
and teach them to drink milkshakes
mmmm hmm hmmm
so let me be ur escalator
at least metaphorically
cause I know I can motivate you

I wanna take you higher

we were born to be different from the rest of the world
Track Name: ehiorobo - Heir to the Sugar Honey Queen (ice creamix)
my sugar honey princess
my sugar
says I'm cool

cool enough for me

my sugar honey princess
my sugar
says I'm cool
cool, cool

says I'm cool
cool enough for me
Track Name: braz_os - super hopeful worried dreamer (dreamix)
Hello fellow dreamer, I’m floating here with you.
What should we dream about tonight? I’ll show you something new.
Everything these eyes absorb, and more they soon will know
Can be projected past the stars, and that is where we’ll go.

With sandy eyes we soar through skies. It's freedom, come snag a taste.
Keep in mind: there is a point. These visions are not waste.
What I mean, you do not know, you think I’m full of hot air.
But when I fill up this balloon I swear I’ll take us there!

Soon we'll make the perfect paradise to live and breathe in.
Nothing is fake inside our minds, there’s hope and love abounding!
Hope to not wake and break the spell binding our hallucinations
When it ends, we'll still be friends
Track Name: noah hafford - that way [swimteamix] (bonus track)
i've been feeling shy around u
yet i just dono why
you say you gotta go but i dont wanna say goodbye
and ur just like a daydream. god, i get carried away
i dono how i got caught up on every word you say

but i dono what you see in me i
know now
you're the time of person i wanna be but
some how
ur all that i think about u've got me trippin up around u

i don't wanna be just another oversight
cause u're the only one that i want here tonight
tell me what to say
i don't wanna sound cliche
i wanna know if you think of me that way

that way
Track Name: skybison - amrin [SCREAMix] (bonus track)
change the past into the new

hey you

I give up, I give in
I give what I can
Little amrin
Little amrin