Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Super Meat Boy and The Secret World!


Sorry for the lack of updates, been busy, however I got a nice lot of new soundtracks here for you to enjoy.




Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Indie Game: The Movie

Special Post!

Now, normally I only deal with game soundtracks and covers of game soundtracks, but I wanted to throw this one out there, due to how game relevant it is.

Right now, the movie: Indie Game: The Movie is making the rounds in theaters and it is all about the creation of 3 big Indie games.

Super Meat Boy!, Fez and Braid,
(Have not posted the Super Meat Boy! Soundtrack yet, but here it is)

If you don't know anything about it, here is a trailer.




I will be heading to see this one as soon as I can, but unfortunately it has not been released in my region yet.




However! The soundtrack has, and I am more than happy to give you a link




Monday, May 21, 2012

Silent Hill blowout!


I just stumbled across a whole bunch of Silent Hill soundtracks that I thought I should share.

We have some other gems here as well, if you are not into Silent Hill.


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Armcannon




Armcannon joins the ranks of The OneUps and The Megas in making interpretations of classic video game music rather than strict covers.

Genre vise we are talking metal-prog-glam, and they are mostly in the no-vocals gang, not counting the I'm A Real Sexy American Boy and a few others that have some vocal work.

I find this band very technically capable and they have quite a few classic tunes, so I suggest you check out both their albums on Spotify.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Forza! (only 3, 4 not out yet) and some other stuff


This one is a bit short. I have run out of stored up Original Soundtracks and will be doing some covers and collections again until I find more new stuff.




Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Monday, April 30, 2012

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

EA Games blowout (MASS EFFECT 3!)

Gathered up all the EA games I had on my backlog list and put them all in one post. That way, it's easier to create a topic for the post.



"This album is not available in the United Kingdom."


For this round I have posted some stuff that I can't actually access with my UK Spotify account. It's a mix sad tale of copyright problems because these are tracks that I would LOVE to have access to. The Castlevania stuff is the best, the Bionic Commando Soundtrack has some REALLY good tunes, Jade Empire... Spotify, please to fix so I can enjoy.






Thursday, April 19, 2012

Pyro Studios and some new stuff

Stumbled over Mateo Pascual yesterday, found out he wrote all the stuff for Pyro Studios and it is now out on Spotify, so lots of stuff from that guy. Also found Saints Row, Shaun White and I am Alive. Enjoy.



Monday, April 16, 2012

The Protomen



Of all the Megaman bands The Protomen stands above the fray


If Mega Man 2 - Bubble Man is the Symphony No. 5: I of game music, then The Protomen is Andrew Loyd Webber on acid making a dyspepsia steam punk opera based on the life of Beethoven.


Yea, that makes sense.


The Protomen do not cover any Mega Man songs, nor do they have a bit quality above them, but nothing has ever come closer to describing Mega Man.

The Protomen have two albums, and sadly only of of them is currently on Spotify. Since the second album follows the first album so close it is hard to describe one without talking about the other.

Both Protomen albums follows the story of Mega Man, in reverse order. The first album, Act I (The Protomen), follows the story of Dr Light, who creates his robot Protoman, to fight the evil robots of Dr. Wily who rules over the city of Monsteropolis. I won't spoil anything, but it does not work out as Dr. Light wants, and Mega Man was created.

This fantastic album is followed by a even better album, Act 2, telling the story of Dr. Light and how Monsteropolis fell under Dr Wilys shadow.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Tanuki Suit Riot



I was going to do a quick write-up of the guys until I found out Brentalfloss had already written up a much better review than I could ever do. Check it out here.

In short: LA band, funky-jazz-rock, best song: Contra Base or Zelda II.

Check out their album here: Tanuki Suit Riot – The Edo Sessions

Friday, April 13, 2012

Game Sounds Unlimited


I have had these links in my “to post” word document for quite a while now, and I have been wondering how to link them.

These albums are game related, but they are also horribly generic, so be warned. Most of the music on these albums can be found with better production value on other albums, but if you really need that fix for Soviet Connection or Gears of War Theme I guess this is a way to get them.

Oh, also be warned, a lot of these tracks are from the movie version of the game, so yea, good luck with that.











This Place Is Haunted


This Place Is Haunted unfortunately only has one out of its three albums on Spotify.

If I had to pick what makes TPIH stand out from other cover bands it would be the length of their songs, their songs tend to wander off into areas that you did not really expect.

At times I get a feeling that TPIH wants to stand apart from their peers like The Minibosses and The Advantage (two groups that I feel are instantly similar when you first hear them), but this only happens when you get deep into their songs. From the start, Double Dragon, Castlevania and Super Mario Bros 2 are eerily similar to the Minibosses version of these songs, but then, when a Minibosses song usually ends after 2-3 min, TPIH lasts for 7-10 min, and usually goes other places after that initial spurt.

So, if you like metal covers of game music, give this one a chance it has something those other guys don’t always have.






New Indie Hits!

I randomly stumbled upon three new soundtracks from some new Indie games and thought I should share them.



Monday, April 9, 2012

The Megas






Ah, the Megas, I been holding off talking about these guys for a while, but only to avoid blowing my load on all the good bands right off the bat.

The Megas have been around since 2004 and released their awesome debut album, Get Equipped, in 2008. The group is composed of four lads (Mike, Eric, Greg and Josh) whose great purpose in life is to spread the story of Megaman and Dr. Light.

The Megas cover the original Mega Man 2 chip tunes, but seamlessly blend their own compositions into the mix as well as overlaying everything with lyrics.

I have been into game music since dawn of music sharing, but it was mostly chip tunes and rock/metal covers of well known game tunes. There was a full blown soundtrack here and there (looking at you Quake Soundtrack) but when I heard The Annihilation of Monsteropolis I was blown away.

This was not what the Neskimos and the Minibosses gave, (Neither of those on Spotify btw, a shame) no this told a story, and I had never thought about Megaman like that. I started to think of video game music in a different way, and found stuff like The OneUps, Armcannon the and later The Protomen.

I might have fallen into these bands at a later stage, but I could not have asked for a better start on my journey into the Video Game Music Scene.

You can find The Megas website here if you want to learn more about them.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Stemege



Stemage is a song-writer who has written some really awesome game related songs. He has also done some more nerdstuff (see more awesome stuff over at his website)

I found him way back when with Metroid Metal. Unfortunately Spotify does not have the complete selection of his work, so lets hope that changes.

(Update: Varia Suit is now on Spotify, check link below Expansion Pack)

He also helped out on two songs with VikingGuitar, will write up a post on VikingGuitar later on.

Entertainment System




I don’t know much about these guys outside of the three great albums that they have made. They are apparently based in Baltimore and are composed of 5 guys who rock

Soundwise they are in the metal/rock genre and mostly cover games that came out on the NES, the SNES and the N64. (They snuck in some Sonic there as well) Soundwise they are similar to The Megas, Year 200X and The Advantage.

Of the more original stuff that these guy do, a good cover of F-Zero (Mute City, Big Blue and port Town) as well as Starfox. 


Thursday, March 29, 2012

The OneUps





The OneUps is an independent video game music cover band from Fayetteville, Arkansas, US, formed in 2000. They play arrangements of game music from companies such as Nintendo, Square Enix and Sega, with a style of funk, jazz and rock.

I first discovered these guy back in 2008 when I found the Volume 1 album while looking for some game music. I loved their Isle Delfino cover along with Town Medley from Zelda 2 - The Adventures of Link (Secret best Zelda ever).

When I discovered Volume 2 I fell even more in love with these guys. Their Air Man cover is packed with awesome along with the Punch Out! cover.

Their two last albums are Super Mario Kart Album and Intergalactic Redux. Super Mario Kart Album is 10 song compilation of all the best Mario Kart soundtracks out there.

Intergalactic Redux is a reimagining of several great classic themes,or as they describe it themselves: A collection of cosmic creations concocted for the most cognitive cochleae capable of conscious comprehension - re-imagined, re-arranged and re-recorded by The OneUps.

You can find their website here: http://www.theoneups.com/

Final Fantasy Covers and "Other"

I thought I should collect all of these in one big post, as they are somewhat related.


So, Distant Worlds is classical covers of Final Fantasy music



Classical Covers

As we are starting to run low official soundtracks, I am going to put up some classical covers today. I also plan to go into cover bands and general game band music in later posts.


Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra – PLAY! A Video Game Symphony LIVE!

This album was recorded in Prague by the Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra and contains some classic covers of games like Castlevania, Sonic, Silent Hill, Halo, Kingdom Hearts, Battlefield, World of Warcraft, Oblivion and Guild Wars.




Video Games Live, vol. 1 is recordings of various segments from multiple shows, was released in 2008. The music on the album was performed by the Slovak National Symphony Orchestra. The album contains songs from games like Warcraft, Kingdom Hearts, Myst, Medal of Honor, Civilization, Tetris, God of War, Tron, Halo and Castlevania.




Great album by London Philharmonic Orchestra, 21 songs in all in all some of the gems include: Zelda, Call of Duty, Final Fantasy, Mario, GTA, Oblivion, BioShock, Halo, Mass Effect, Uncharted, Super Mario, Splinter Cell, and Fallout.


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Some triple A's

A post with mostly Triple A' stuff, not counting We Dare.


Indies and Other

I randomly found the Myst 4 soundtrack on Spotify today, and after a long dive down the rabbit hole, I had music for a few more posts.

This one will be mostly indie, unknowns, mobile, and old PC games. More AAA next post.




Tuesday, February 21, 2012