Robert Carranza Records/Mixes, Stephen Marsh Masters Lively Collection
LA’s much loved party band Ozomatli have finalized 12 songs for a CD collection culled from their score for “Happy Feet Two: The Videogame” at Marsh Mastering. The project is especially fitting as the band often performs bilingual children’s concerts as Ozo for Kidz._
“We worked on 25 songs for the videogame,” explained recording engineer/producer Robert Carranza, widely know for his work on Jack Johnson’s albums, including the music for the animated feature “Curious George.” “The songs for the game were so well-received by Warner Brothers that they asked us to put together a CD to come out at the same time as the film’s release.”
On hand at Marsh Mastering were Ozomatli’s Wil-Dog Abers, bass, vocals; Asdrubal Sierra, trumpet, lead vocals; Justin Poree, percussion, MC, vocals; Robert Carranza, recording engineer; Raul Pacheco Guitar, Lead Vocals; Jiro Yamaguchi, percussion; and Stephen Marsh, mastering engineer.
“My first impression of working with Stephen Marsh is that he takes a different approach to mastering,” Carranza continued. “He didn’t try to put his fingerprint on the music — he enhanced what was there with a lot of respect for the material. As a result, it’s a piece of work that really stands up. The band was really happy with the feat!”
Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ “Happy Feet Two,” the sequel to the Oscar-winning hit, opens nationwide on November 18, 2011. The film is directed by George Miller and features the voices of Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Hank Azaria, Alecia Moore (P!nk), Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Sofia Vergara, Common, Hugo Weaving, Richard Carter, Magda Szubanski, Anthony LaPaglia and Benjamin “Lil P-Nut” Flores, Jr.
“Happy Feet Two – The Videogame” is a musical adventure game for the entire family inspired by the whimsical Antarctic world of the upcoming animated film “Happy Feet Two.” In the game, new dangers are threatening the penguin nation, and it’s going to take everyone working – and dancing – together to save them from extinction. Players use dance moves to recruit penguins with unique abilities that help advance the adventure, stun opponents and enemies, as well as manipulate the environment around them to solve co-operative puzzles.
“Happy Feet Two: The Videogame” was developed by KMM Games for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii. WayForward Technologies developed the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS versions.
“Happy Feet Two: The Videogame” soundtrack CD will be released November 8 by WaterTower Music.