Monday, December 9, 2013

Random collection 4 out of 8



Monday, December 2, 2013

Random collection 1 out of 8

Truth to be told, the next few posts will be mostly random stuff I have been storing up because I could not find a place for them. Including this one, expect around 8 more of the unknown stuff.



Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Music for the Next Generation

Next Gen system have launched and with this we see a lot of new soundtracks showing up on Spotify. What does that give us? Music for the Next Generation!



Thursday, November 21, 2013

Bionic Commando - Finally Complete!



I have ranted about how Bionic Commando is the best game ever made, and the music for Bionic Commando rivals Beethoven's 5th when it comes to pure awe-inspiring military music. (Praise also go to Hell March 1, 2 and 3 by Frank Klepacki in this category)

Either way, a magical moment just happened on Spotify where both the Original 8 bit soundtrack, the soundtrack from Bionic Commando Rearmed and the Soundtrack for the Remake have all shown up at the same time.

Truly a blessing

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Post number 100!

Here we go, post number 100!




Blogger also says I have passed 10.000 views.

What is next for The Sound of Gaming? More game music of course!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

More Video Game Cover bands!



When I made a Top 10 Video Game Cover bands, I said I would maybe make a post with all the ones that did not get on the list. I think there will be quite a few of these as I took a peak in my file where I keep all the game music I stumble upon on Spotify, I have 4 pages of links that I think I might want to clear out

Here is my first try: This is another 10 Video Game cover artists that you can find on Spotify. Not in any particular order.

Songs of Katalam, Exodus, Crayon Chronicles and more.

Some albums I found long ago and I had on the backlog



Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Trine 2, Halo, Monaco, Dropchord and lots of other good stuff

Really wondering if the Larry reloaded is worth it. I did enjoy it as a child, but... well, its Larry. Soundtrack is good, but really? Soundtrack made me enjoy DuckTales remastered, but I don't know about this one.




Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Fez, Don't Starve, Remember Me and more


Another day, another post.

I'm actually really interested in The Shivah after listening to the soundtrack. It looks like Papers please or Cart Life, but in the SCUMM Engine. Also, its 8 years old now, so super retro.





Monday, August 19, 2013

Saints Row IV - Soundtrack



Saints Row IV Soundtrack

Whats this? I'm posting upcoming game soundtracks now?

Yea, so the Soundtrack for Saints Row IV appeared on the internet. I don't know how well I trust the source. There are some songs in there that I cannot find at all, and the only reference to them is the Saint's Row IV soundtrack, so that sounds dubious.  

I will be tracking up on this once the game releases and I can verify every song, but until that time, please enjoy. (Also, if you did not notice, I have Saints Row The Third and Saints Row 2 posted as well)

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Last of Us and more

Been going through the blog and updating some stuff, removed a lot of dead links, updated the ones I could and tried to make the formatting a bit more cohesive from start to finish, so that is why I have not updated this blog in ages, also, yea lazy.

Anyway, a new batch of music, starting of with the fantastic game, The Last of Us.





Monday, May 27, 2013

Random Encounter




I said that Random Encounter was the 4th best game cover band on Spotify, but have yet to make a post about them. I guess this post will correct that problem.

I stumbled upon Random Encounter via the Similar Artist tab on Spotify about 2 years ago, and I have been a huge fan since. Its actually a wonder that I had not heard of them before as they are one of the more famous cover bands out there.

Musically they fit snugly in the genera of progressive folk-indie rock, in the sub-genre of video game music, and can be quickly recognized by their frequent use of the accordion and Russian feel. (They are from Orlando, Florida, don't be fooled)

Visit their official band page here: http://randomencounterband.com/

And their stuff on Spotify below:

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Dead Island Riptide and Star Command


Another round of releases, Pawel Blaszczak does good work with the Riptides soundtrack, even if the reviewers did not really agree with the title.



Wednesday, May 15, 2013

More from Paradox and other new releases

Ok, so back from the playlists mayhem. With GTA, Saints Row and Sleeping dogs down, lets head back to some bread and butter stuff: New Spotify releases. Today we have Paradox with Leviathan Warships, Call of Duty soundtrack, Super Hexagon as well as a whole host of other stuff.



Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Saints Row: The Third



Saints Row: The Third has a a bit less music than is predecessor, but the quality remains high. The complete list is missing, but overall, I think we ended up less missing songs in this list due to 105.0 channels being cut, and that was the major problem with Saints Row 2.

Anyway, please enjoy:

Friday, May 3, 2013

Saints Row 2 Soundtrack





I was inspired by Rockstar and their GTA playlists release and I figured that Saints Row had a good soundtrack as well. No such luck with Volition and Saints Row, so I made my own, please enjoy.

Note: The 105 channels are very limited. Spotify is not that great with World and Easy Listening music as it is with 80s hits and Classical music.

Due to this, I have made the playlists collaborative, if you find the missing songs, please feel free to update the playlist.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Grand Theft Auto - The Collection





All the GTA on Spotify in one big posts. I never really though about GTA music, sure I liked it, even had some tracks saves up as favorites. But listening to all of these radio stations and posting all these blog posts I have realized the radio is a major part of this game, and now I am really looking forward to GTA V, and mostly for the soundtrack.

In this post I have gathered up all the posts I have made about GTA, and I also included a lot of links that have been posted before with GTA content, be it themes, ambient sounds or "Other".

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars


Chinatown Wars is a smaller game, and the radio stations are not as versatile as the normal games. The names of the radio stations mainly correspond to the names of the musicians or record labels whose music is played on the station.c is played on the station.

Also, due to the size of the game, art also got a bit smaller. Unexpected but understandable.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories



Vice City Stories? Its good, but Sequelitis hits soundtracks the same way it does everything else and its no Vice City.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas



San Andreas is serviced by eleven radio stations, the one missing from here is WCTR, the talk radio channel. However, San Andreas has one of the biggest soundtracks of the GTA games, and whomever is setting up these radio channels over at Rockstar is constantly improving in his DJ'ing ability since GTA III.


Grand Theft Auto: Vice City



I love Vice City so much, its the only GTA game I ever finished, and the one soundtrack I always keep in the car. Is it because I have a love affair with 80s music? Perhaps, but you will be hard pressed to find a better collection of "Best of the 80s" anywhere else.


Grand Theft Auto III



GTA III had a lot of custom music and as such, the playlists for this one is very limited. Also, some stuff, like Flashback is just tracks of Scarface soundtrack. It's a good selection, but no Vice City.


Sunday, April 21, 2013

Grand Theft Auto IV & Episodes from Liberty City



A few playlist posts upcoming. Rockstar has released a full set of playlists that feature every radio station in all their games on Spotify. That is so pure game music that I need to make a few posts about it.

So, lets start off with GTA IV and its episodes


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Army of Two - The Devils Cartel


Forgot a few last time around, lets have a second look, Army of Two, Chaos Theory, Serious Sam, yup, lots of new releases.


Sunday, April 14, 2013

Gears of War + Defience + Battlfield = I must have been gone a while

Not been posting in a while, somewhat due to lack of content, but also lack of time. But I am back now, and there has been a lot of new releases since I last posted, so lets get the fresh stuff out first.



Friday, March 22, 2013

Top 10 Video Game Cover Bands!



What are the best video game cover bands out there? Well, since taste is subjective and the true quality of music cannot be measured in any objective way, this will forever be a question left unresolved. However, I have made a list here of the bands that I think are the best video game cover bands on Spotify.

I actually had to drop a bunch of bands and I feel sort of bad for those guy, maybe I'll make another post like this if this one works out.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Tomb Raider and more Double Fine!

Today I learned two things, Tomb Raider soundtrack is out on Spotify, and NIN did not make the soundtrack for all versions of Quake. Apparently Aubrey Hodges made the one for N64.

Its good, but well, being a NIN fan I can't say its better.

We also have Middle Manager of Justice and The Cave, both excellent games from Double Fine




Friday, March 15, 2013

Mixed bag

So, I have a backlog of stuff here that I don't really know what to do with. They are not proper soundtracks, nor are they cover bands per say.

Some of these are standalone albums from people who make a lot of game music, and some, well frankly I don't know, but they are all game related somehow.

Make of it what you will




Friday, March 8, 2013

SimCity

Lots of good stuff today! Starting off we have SimCity, a game I am currently playing (no issues with the servers, yay!). Dead Island soundtrack finally game out, old classic with Jurassic Park, and even Metal Gear soundtrack.


Enjoy!





Saturday, March 2, 2013

So much Legend of Zelda



Do you like the music in Legend of Zelda? Yes? Do I have a post for you!

This is a small sampling of different covers of the Legend of Zelda soundtrack that I found on Spotify, enjoy.

(If you want, all the links below are collected in this playlist that I made)

Finally! Bionic Commando!

Been away for a while, took a holiday to Rome so not been looking at Spotify or the blog for quite a while. I come back from Rome and what do I see? Bionic Commando is finally released on Spotify in an area where I reside!

Also, Paradox is back with 4 new albums, always delivering the content, great work guys.




Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Pandemic and Final Fight



Who to give the top spot, Pandemic or Final Fight? I think I will go for Pandemic, Final Fight might be bigger game, but man I love me some Pandemic.



Krautscape

Take special note of Dungeon Hearts in this post, it's by my favorite Metroid artist Stemage, (in his alter ego, VikingGuitar) well worth a listen.



Sunday, February 10, 2013

Friday, February 8, 2013

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Bryan "BrySi" Simon



Stepping into some new territory with this post. It is not a soundtrack and not a cover, but rather songs about video games. However, since this blog is about "Game Related Music" it is still kosher to post.

Today we will talk about Bryan Simons, aka BrySi,

I had never heard about this guy, but I found him on a related link from Miracle of Sound (More on him in upcoming blog post) His YouTube channel turned out to be rather fun, so I decided make a blog post about him.

Bryan is 31 years old, likes video games and eating pizza, so he sounds a lot like me :)

Don't know what more I can say about this guy, check out his Facebook if you end up enjoying his music.


On Spotify he has been quite industrious 3 albums and lots of singles. I will only list the albums as the singles are all in the albums, but you can check his full Spotify profile here.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Games I never heard about


Clearing out the last soundtrack links on my Google Docs, so it the offerings today are somewhat obscure, but still worth a listen.