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Oops, you got your music in my katamari!
July 11, 2014 12:57 PM   Subscribe

Team Teamwork has released Katamari Da-Emcee, a mashup album of the wonderful soundtrack from the 2004 Playstation 2 cult hit Katamari Damacy with various hip-hop songs from artists including Kanye West, 50 Cent, and Big Freedia, the New Orleanian queen of bounce music.

The album is available for streaming on Soundcloud, free download on MediaFire, or pay-what-you-want download on VibeDeck. Katamari Damacy is a well-loved, colorful Japanese game from Keita Takahashi about rolling increasingly large objects into your sticky clump, or katamari, to make planets and stars.
posted by Corinth (36 comments total) 51 users marked this as a favorite

 
Na naaaaaa

na na na na na naaaaaa na

na Katamari Damacy
posted by Tomorrowful at 12:58 PM on July 11 [13 favorites]


flagged as best possible post
posted by elizardbits at 1:03 PM on July 11 [6 favorites]


I feel it. I feel the cosmos!
posted by Metroid Baby at 1:03 PM on July 11 [12 favorites]


Yesss this is exactly to my taste.

Thank you Corinth!
posted by Mizu at 1:06 PM on July 11


OMG.
posted by wintersweet at 1:07 PM on July 11


We are moved to tears by the size of this thing.
posted by Faint of Butt at 1:09 PM on July 11 [12 favorites]


Delicious! But also slightly disturbing
posted by aubilenon at 1:12 PM on July 11 [1 favorite]


bought sight unseen. A++ poster
posted by boo_radley at 1:14 PM on July 11 [1 favorite]


I don't know, I generally love mashups but none of these are really working for me :-/
posted by 2bucksplus at 1:15 PM on July 11


I feel it. I feel the cosmos!

We are moved to tears by the size of this thing.


allow me to recommend that if you find the person to whom you can make katamari quotes at in bed and not spoil the moment you should probably not let them get away
posted by elizardbits at 1:16 PM on July 11 [24 favorites]


Katamari is my favorite genre of music right now
posted by bleep at 1:18 PM on July 11


I wanted to play that game so bad. I never was able to find a copy, it was like it was cult popular enough to always have every odd copy any shop got ahold of sold immediately but not popular popular enough to just have stocked as standard.
posted by mediocre at 1:23 PM on July 11 [1 favorite]


It is on Amazon right now. Right this moment.

do the thing
posted by elizardbits at 1:26 PM on July 11 [2 favorites]


It's also available for download on the PS3 from the PSN Store.
posted by Gev at 1:28 PM on July 11 [2 favorites]


I should have added, "Back when I had gaming gear"
posted by mediocre at 1:29 PM on July 11


YES!
posted by ardgedee at 1:30 PM on July 11 [1 favorite]


allow me to recommend that if you find the person to whom you can make katamari quotes at in bed and not spoil the moment you should probably not let them get away

relevant
posted by shakespeherian at 1:33 PM on July 11 [3 favorites]


At one time we had plans to arrange the KD theme for our a cappella group. Now I see we don't have to.

*happily bouncing to the music*
posted by blurker at 1:35 PM on July 11 [1 favorite]


I still get that stuck in my head for hours at a time. Trouble is, it doesn't get stuck in my head so much as in my mouth and throat.

I guess if I have to suffer, so does everyone else.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 1:38 PM on July 11 [1 favorite]


This makes me so happy. Thanks for the post.
posted by annekate at 1:40 PM on July 11


Yeah none of the mash ups are really doing it for me either which is a pity because I get downright giddy whenever I hear the opening "do do dodo" - Katamari is one of my favorite things of all time and I'm actually working on crocheting a throw pillow sized Katamari. But awesome idea.
posted by KernalM at 1:41 PM on July 11 [1 favorite]


My, the Earth certainly is full of things.
posted by xbonesgt at 1:48 PM on July 11 [5 favorites]


So is there a word for "You knew what you were going to do to yourself if you did [THIS THING] but you did it anyway?"

Just asking. No reason. For a friend.





the earworms will never ever go away never
posted by seyirci at 1:53 PM on July 11


I can sing a song for you and me. I can make a song for old poopy Juan.
posted by dr_dank at 1:59 PM on July 11 [1 favorite]


ALSO RELEVANT
posted by elizardbits at 1:59 PM on July 11 [2 favorites]


i mean like barely but whatevs
posted by elizardbits at 1:59 PM on July 11


What does it say that I was able to correctly guess which was the Big Freedia track on Soundcloud just from the title?
posted by PMdixon at 2:13 PM on July 11 [2 favorites]


I was never really into the PS2, but Katamari, fuck, what a game. What a soundtrack.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 2:16 PM on July 11


Brings to mind the initial X-Play review of the game, where they talked about how it was "pure, distilled happiness."

When you are tired of the King of All Cosmos, you are tired of life.

That being said, this is kinda disappointing. Mostly reminds me of how much I loved the original soundtrack. (The best mashup to my mind is Easy Heaven, which combines The Cure and The Commodores.)
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 2:38 PM on July 11 [3 favorites]


Hey, some of these are from We ❤ Katamari, not Katamari Damacy!

Why yes, I did buy both those soundtracks from some sketchy import website for $35 a CD. And then spent the next five years getting spammed with ads for some super-creepy comics, movies, and cellphone charms.
posted by aubilenon at 2:48 PM on July 11 [5 favorites]


After having listened, I also am not that impressed. You can't just take any rap and put it over any beat, even if they seem to match up mathematically. They have to gel. These don't seem to gel.
posted by bleep at 3:40 PM on July 11


allow me to recommend that if you find the person to whom you can make katamari quotes at in bed and not spoil the moment you should probably not let them get away

You should wad them up into your life.
posted by aubilenon at 3:41 PM on July 11 [8 favorites]


> My, the Earth certainly is full of things.

"Earth is full of things" is a conversational template between Ms. ardge and I:
"Wow, look at all those screaming children."
"The store is full of screaming children."
"Earth is full of screaming children."

Sometimes it helps to envision a new star made from rolling up all the things being discussed.
posted by ardgedee at 3:59 PM on July 11 [7 favorites]


If someone ported this game to PC, they'd make a killing on Steam. In the meantime, here's the original soundtrack!
posted by spiderskull at 5:48 PM on July 11 [1 favorite]


When I went to E3 for the second time in 2006, my (internet) friends and I were all staying at one guy's (incredibly good-natured) parents' house in Los Angeles. I think there were seven of us from our niche forum crammed in there - several Real Videogame Journalists, and several people like me who dabbled but mostly wanted to go for fun and had editor friends with soft spots to enable us. Anyway, one morning mid-week, as the sun was beginning filter in through the linen drapes to set golden dust motes dancing, one of my friends uncovered the house's old piano and started playing "Katamari on the Rocks." I savored my gentle return to consciousness as the cheerful music and intensifying smell of fresh coffee slowly brought the house to life. It's still one of my favorite morning memories.
posted by Corinth at 11:09 PM on July 11 [1 favorite]


With the addition of the drums and the vocals, this had the promise of rivaling the Jet Set Radio soundtrack!

Instead, all it did was remind me of how terrible most hip-hop/rap music is and how lame the lyrics typically are...
posted by StarmanDXE at 12:55 PM on July 18 [1 favorite]


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