Exceptional Goblins

by Ian Cowell

One World for World One (featuring Joe Newman)
Enlightened Ones
Cartography & Chill
Touch Fuzzy, Get Buzzy
Chimpin' Ain't Easy (In The City)
A Pink Flower for Your Tabi (featuring Delicious Nick & Ronin Op F)
Out on the Town
Ca-Caw, Brah
Aquatic Ambien
Let's Bake (A Cake) (featuring Joe Newman & ErichWK)


This is a dedication to those little creatures that stick with you. Whether you call them nostalgia or family, the difference is thin. This is a dedication to all those Exceptional Goblins.


releases December 10, 2021

Arranged, performed, mixed & mastered by Ian Cowell.

Saxophone on Image of a Hero, One World for World One, & Let's Bake (A Cake) by Joe Newman - joenewman.bandcamp.com

Guitar solo on Image of a Hero by Donny Dixon.

Organ solo on A Pink Flower for Your Tabi by Delicious Nick - deliciousnick.bandcamp.com

Violin solo on A Pink Flower for Your Tabi by Ronin Op F - roninopf.bandcamp.com

Drums on Let's Bake (A Cake) by ErichWK - erichwk.bandcamp.com

Album art by Emily May Reay - www.instagram.com/emilymreay/?hl=en


Dedicated to my Exceptional Goblins - Trisha, Vera, & Elroy.

Special thanks to Gene Dreyband, Jesse Bishop, Nick Galvez, Jay Kim, Erich Beckmann, Raj Ojha, Joe Palfini, Taylor Matson, Jerry Herrera, Pramodh Ramnath, Kaarin Zoe Lee, Jason Fox, Hugh Myrone and the entire Softshred family, N64th Street, the Adrienne Has Issues podcast, Turbo Drive, 8BitSF, Patient Corgi, the entire DNA Lounge staff, and everyone at The Shizz. This wouldn't be possible without all of you.


Image of a Hero - Original composition by Hideaki Kobayashi for Phantasy Star Online (2001, Sega Dreamcast)

One World for World One - Original composition by Hirokazu "Hip" Tanaka for Super Mario Land (1989, Nintendo Game Boy)

Enlightened Ones - Original composition by Yasunori Mitsuda for Chrono Trigger (1995, Super Nintendo)

Cartography & Chill - Original composition by Shoji Meguro for Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne (2003, PlayStation 2)

Touch Fuzzy, Get Buzzy - Original composition by Koji Kondo for Super Mario World 2 Yoshi's Island (1995, Super Nintendo)

Chimpin' Ain't Easy (In The City) - Original composition by Hiroyuki Iwatsuki for Spanky's Quest (1991, Super Nintendo)

A Pink Flower for Your Tabi - Original composition by Shigeru Araki, Yusuke Kato, Saiko Miki & Yasumasa Kitagawa for Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon (1997, Nintendo 64)

Welcome to the Green Garden - Original composition by Akifumi Tada for Bomberman 64 (1997, Nintendo 64)

Out on the Town - Original composition by Akito Nakatsuka for Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (1987, NES)

Ca-Caw, Brah - Original composition by Dan Hess for Pilotwings 64 (1996, Nintendo 64)

Aquatic Ambien - Original composition by David Wise for Donkey Kong Country (1994, Super Nintendo)

Let's Bake (A Cake) - Original composition by Koji Kondo for Super Mario 64 (1996, Nintendo 64)


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Ian Cowell Rodeo, California

Ian Cowell is an East Bay Area musician, producer, engineer, and all-around purveyor of the Dorkly Arts. A MIDIsexual amalgam of every guilty pleasure you've ever had, Ian Cowell is a Guitar Dude. Are you a Guitar Dude?

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