Check out 'Let's Go Home,' the latest chiptune album by Weave of K. by genoboost

Always glad to rep new Pterodactyl Squad. This is a catchy Atari 2600 based album by San Francisco based musician Weave of K.

DOWNLOAD FOR FREE @ www.ptesquad.com/more/pte056.html

Five years since his last EP on the Squad, Weave of K. has crafted five breezy/dreamy ditties from the circuits of the often-underused Atari 2600 (along with a sprinkling of NES sounds)!

”I wanted to keep the EP as simple as I possibly could, just like the Atari 2600 games way back when. The song titles are inspired by places in San Francisco and Oakland that have a reputation with deaths. It may sound dark but really it’s no darker than the concepts of a lot of Atari 2600 games. There’s a lot of shoot ‘em up games and there are a lots of deaths - fortunately for the console, it had a reset switch.”
credits
released 07 March 2015

Artwork by Weave of K.

Inafune week begins with a soulful remix of music from Mega Man Legends by genoboost

This week GM4A pays tribute to Keiji Inafune by playing some of our favorite remixes based on his extensive list of games

This track is a heartfelt remix of Mega Man Legends by Shiyru, a VGM remixer who dropped off the internet about two years ago. Is he still making music? Does he still love Mega Man Legends? Only Shiyru knows.

I am a diehard Mega Man Legends fan. I played the original to completion and was in awe that Mega Man was lovingly brought into the 3D world with as much care as Super Mario or Legend of Zelda, and continue to firmly hold Mega Man on that triumvirate of classic 2D games that made the leap to 3D in near perfect fashion.

As a very broke man, I did not donate money to Inafune and Comcept's Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter campaign, BUT, if Inafune feels the need to fund raise for a 'Mighty No. 9 Legends' I will spend far more money than a fiscally responsible person should to help that happen.

Are you still hoping for a Mega Man Legends 3? or perhaps a Mighty No. 9 Legends???

JANKENPOPP's new chiptune album Teh Art Of Party Trolling available now by genoboost

Party glitch music

The album isn't available to stream in full apparently (wack) but the album is free to download (cool!) You can get acquainted with The Art of Party Trolling with the opening track, "Teh Lulz"

I started with Game Boy music around 2007, at this time there was no smartphones, tablets or whatever and Game Boy was (and I think still is) the ultimate pocket music tool for party trolling. Back in the days I was squatting around Easter Europe and parting mostly every night. My favourite game was to try to play at every party I would go, so I used to ask every Dj I met: “Hey bro can I play some super Mario music after your track? Pleeeeease!”
The nostalgic guy usually said yes before to realize I was actually trolling ultra-happy-rave-core-music into the speakers, driving people instantly nut and party rocking next level for 1 or 2 tracks before somebody kicked me out LOL. Long story short, this is my first Game Boy album, did it for Teh Lulz & hope you enjoy it!

Tracks composed by Jankenpopp on LSDJ between 2010 and 2015. Performed live through a Kaosspad and a midas vintage console on 12th February 2015.
— Lowtoy Netlabel

The tenth anniversary of the final Puyo release in the US by genoboost

Looking back on 10 years since Sega's Puyo Pop Fever.

It's no secret that I love the Puyo Puyo series. After I was fooled into believing it was a Kirby game back on the SNES, I fell in love with the frenetic pace of the Puyo series (Known stateside as Kirby's Avalanche at the time).

Little did I know that some ten years later I would get an explosively colorful new iteration of the game by Sonic Team, back when those words meant something. This time, Puyo Puyo retained most of it's original name as Puyo Pop Fever when it was released for the Nintendo DS on May 3rd, 2005. Even littler did I know that this would be the final Puyo game in the US ever since. 

There have been plenty of Puyo games since 2005 by the way. I've imported a few of them. Unlike the incredibly niche audience the game has garnered in the west, Japan has celebrated the 15th and 20th anniversaries of the series with robust new outings. Recently Japan received a fusion of Puyo Puyo Fever and Tetris in one strange colorful package. I am still waiting for prices to drop a tad before I import that one. Why a floundering Sega refuses to port a ready made puzzler to the US market is hard to fathom, especially in a world now replete with downloadable puzzle offerings. Unfortunately, the consistent incompetence of Sega is movie worthy, so I won't get into it here.

As the Dreamcast slowly faded away, and with it the dreams of many gamers who fell in love with DC Sega games such as Jet Grind Radio, Chu Chu Rocket, and Space Channel 5. I think that the final game to escape that era of Sega and into the wild is the Puyo series re-imagining Puyo Pop Fever. The bright and colorful cast fits right in next to the protagonists of the aforementioned series. To drive the point home about this being the end of an era, The Dreamcast release of Puyo Pop Fever (Puyo Puyo Fever in Japan) was also the final Dreamcast game created by Sonic Team. 

Pour a little out for the Dreamcast.

As Sega's star fell, Puyo Pop Fever found itself ported to practically every system available in Japan at the time. Out of about a dozen different platforms, only the Gamecube and DS versions found themselves a release outside Japan. In fact, unlike the Sega published Gamecube release in 2004, the DS version of Puyo Pop Fever was published nearly a year later by Atlus.

I often wonder if this game had come out, perhaps three years earlier, at the height of the Dreamcast, would it have found the same niche audience that loves the Sega games of the era? 

Did you ever have the chance to play any version of the long running Puyo Puyo franchise? Do you think Sega should release another Puyo game outside of Japan?

Listen to latest OCReMix - Mega Man 2 'Flash Man and the Sorcerer's Stone Man' by Deedubs by genoboost

Futuristic robot wars have never sounded so magical

DOWNLOAD IT FREE at OC ReMix! http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03125
ReMixer: Deedubs
FREE at http://ocremix.org • SHIRTS & HOODIES! http://ocremix.org/store/ • DONATE! http://patreon.com/ocremix - http://bit.ly/ocrPayPal
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• Game: Mega Man 2 (Capcom, 1988, NES)
• ReMixer(s): Deedubs
• Composer(s): Manami Matsumae, Takashi Tateishi
• Song(s): ‘Flash Man Stage’, ‘Stone Man Stage’
• Posted: 2015-04-30, evaluated by djpretzel
— OverClocked ReMix

Check out Matt Bollenbach's VG rock EP 'Of Castles, Hometowns, Jungles & Danger by genoboost

Legend of Zelda, Secret of Mana, Metal Gear, and Final Fantasy V? In four tracks, Bollenbach definitely makes the right choices. Get down to these intense rock remixes of classic Nintendo and Super Nintendo themes. I'm especially a huge fan of the MG Jungle cover on this EP.

It’s about time, right? Sorry for the delay...not that I think anyone was checking their computer every day to see if I had a new release or anything.

This EP is 2 new songs and 2 songs from my first album revisited. I really enjoyed the format of this album. Its given me the ability to play with some new songs but also fix things that have been on my mind for years. I’ll probably have another release or two very similar to this.
— Matt Bollenbach

Listen to new cover of 'Castlevania III - Beginning' by Game & Sound by genoboost

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This is my arrangement for "Beginning", from Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse. 

The composers of the original track are Hidenori Maezawa, Jun Funahashi, Yukie Morimoto and Yoshinori Sasaki.

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Listen to the latest Retro VGM Revival Hour, a tribute to the music of Sonic The Hedgehog by genoboost

When I tap my foot, that means hurry up!

This podcast is making me want to fit some Sonic tunes into my own podcast. Check out the burgeoning podcast focusing on original video game soundtracks.

GOTTA GO FAST!
Ever since stepping into the battle against injustice, Sonic has been the champion of peace and is renowned the world over for saving it countless times. During his many adventures, Sonic has traveled from the ends of the world to the far reaches of space and time, while facing countless trials that have tested him to the fullest, earning him many titles, allies and the scorns of several foes. Well-known for his legendary cocky attitude, easy-going demeanor and somewhat short temper, yet strong sense of justice, compassion, heart of gold and love for freedom and adventure, Sonic uses his abilities to protect the innocent from his world and those beyond from the forces of evil, especially his arch-nemesis Dr. Eggman (originally Introduced as Dr. Robotnick) , who constantly seeks world domination.

Although at this moment, the name has brought many frowns and feelings of false hope to his followers as of late, this podcast is to remember the good music that this franchise has brought to us through the years and remember how amazing this franchise really is. This is why this STAGE is devoted to all the amazing music from the SONIC THE HEDGEHOG games

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— RETRO VGM REVIVAL HOUR

Listen to 'Exodus' by Takeharu Ishimoto from Rampage Land Rankers by genoboost

Probably not coming to the states...

If you love the music from niche DS classic The World Ends With You, then this new tune recently posted to Takeharu Ishimoto's SoundCloud page is exactly what you need to hear.

Vo & Lyrics: ChriS Ito
Music: Takeharu Ishimoto
Guitar: Hirokazu Ogura
Bass: T$UYO$HI (P.T.P/The Bonez)
Drum: ZAX (P.T.P/The Bonez)

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— -Takeharu Ishimoto SoundCloud

Top 25 Greatest 8-bit Castlevania Songs of All Time, as judged by 'AccordingToSCIENCE' by genoboost

Please note: This is a fan video only; we do not claim ownership of content, nor do we collect any ad revenue. This video is a product of love for Castlevania.

We're going back to our roots with the best 8-bit Castlevania songs - check it out!
Our same old rule applies: melodies can only be featured once.

Top 25: 1:03
Top 20: 8:39
Top 15: 17:18
Top 10: 24:12
Top 5: 33:12
Stats: 43:48

The Castlevania series has been heralded for its music since its first appearance on the NES. These games helped redefine what was possible for 8-bit music composition, giving players exquisite melodies which evoked feelings of adventure, mystery, and fear. Every Castlevania game since these beginnings has featured a incredible soundtrack, but while games like Symphony of the Night and Lords of Shadow are quite musically impressive, we here at According to Science wanted to give a special shoutout to the era that started it all. That's right - for this list we focused solely on Castlevania installments which appeared on the NES and Gameboy systems. This resulted in a smaller pool of songs than we're used to, but we're confident that longtime fans and newcomers alike will discover some new favorites.

Check out the relaxing dreeps Original Soundtrack by Kyohei Fujita by genoboost

Soft, refreshing, tunes rise into epic fight themes in the dreeps OST by Japanese game composer Kyohei Fujita. Great use of various noises and glitched-out effects throughout, but especially in the intense closing tracks.

dreeps Original Soundtrack is out!!

You can download it on the composer Kyohei Fujita’s Bandcamp page.

Kyohei Fujita as a unique style which mixes chiptune with various influences, check it out!

■dreeps original soundtrack streaming/download link on Bandcamp:
Bandcamp: https://kyoheifujita.bandcamp.com/album/dreeps-original-soundtrack

■Other links:
Kyohei Fujita official site: http://nakimushi.net/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/kyoheifujita

dreeps official site:: http://dreeps.net/
dreeps release trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bxKTsEpNxo
App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dreeps-alarm-playing-game/id953366068?l=ja&ls=1&mt=8

Eight Melodies (16 Melodies), Earthbound/MOTHER - Vocal Cover by Lauren the Flute by genoboost

Whew! I have wanted to cover this song for so long, but I wanted to do something very special with it. Earthbound is so special to so many people, including many of my very good friends, and I wanted to capture what it is that people love so much about MOTHER and Earthbound. I asked my friends to tell me what the game means to them because I wanted to write lyrics for the Earthbound "Eight Melodies" (since no official lyrics exist in English). Their answers just reinforced for me that I really need to give this game another chance. So soon I will be streaming my first full playthrough of Earthbound! I'm streaming it because I am afraid I might get frustrated or stuck and I am hoping that all the Earthbound fans I know will help me out sometimes.

Please come help me get to know this game you all love so much! I'll be on Twitch:
http://twitch.tv/LaurentheFlute

I hope you don't mind that there's no flute in this one. I thought it didn't need flute ... just the voice and the piano. When I realized that MOTHER's "Eight Melodies" and Earthbound's "Eight Melodies" could fit together so well, I knew I needed to do this! I'm feeling a little better about writing lyrics now that I've done it three times. I kept all of the original MOTHER lyrics from the official vocal album, and then I wrote the Earthbound lyrics myself. I'm not sure if the second half of the Earthbound melody is from the game, but there is a Japanese vocal cover that I love and have listened to a lot, and I borrowed the melody from that. But the actual arrangement here is my own arrangement, with inspiration from other places! (Yes, I did look at the MOTHER 3 "Sixteen Melodies" too, of course.)

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WE ARE DOOMED OST ∞ by Robby Duguay available now by genoboost

Some of these infectious beats are definitely going into an upcoming Subcon Podcast. This OST has got those claustrophic, Super Metroid style electronic beats going. Very catchy, but with just the right amount of glitchy dissonance to keep your wits about you.  The unique samples give this album a lot of life. The way that the music builds based on the stages of WE ARE DOOMED creates an ever intensifying album experience as well. At least until you're kicked to the main screen with the ending track, "ways of being doomed (menu)."

The official soundtrack to Vertex Pop‘s 2D twin-stick survival shooter, WE ARE DOOMED. Ambient vocal samples and FM synthesizers layer over each other to foster a meditative state in the listener. As the waves of visually striking polygonal baddies swarm, the music glitches more and more, transforming into an intense digital soundscape. Composed and produced by Robby Duguay at Bento Miso in Toronto, Canada.

Release schedule for the game:
PS4 (North America), April 14th 2015
PS4 (Europe), April 15th 2015
Xbox One (Worldwide), April 17th 2015
Steam (PC and Mac), April 21st 2015
PSVita, Summer 2015

The album is an extended followup to the 2014 WE ARE DOOMED OST EP album, featuring remastered versions of the original game mode tunes, plus 16 minutes of all-new music from the game’s endless mode.
— Robby Duguay

"Under The Influence//Random+Null Objects//Filler-Arc," a mysterious video game hip hop music video by genoboost

I received a link to this Youtube video via the site's contact form with the message, "Rgua Ua Die Tiy".  Then the track cuts off as abruptly as it came into my life...

I've got to get some feedback from the hip hop heads, but all my diligence by way of Google have yielded no further info besides the info-less Youtube page of Kelechi Amahk, who uploaded the video on March 12, 2015 alongside several others .

Prescription for Sleep: Game Music Lullabies Volume II available now by genoboost

Scarlet Moon Records is pleased to announce the availability of its highly-anticipated arrangement album, Prescription for Sleep: Game Music Lullabies Volume II. This follow-up to 2014's acclaimed first volume presents many of gaming's greatest melodies arranged to sooth and relax, performed live by GENTLE LOVE featuring saxophonist Norihiko Hibino (known for his contributions to the Bayonetta and Metal Gear Solid series, including the iconic "Snake Eater" theme) and pianist AYAKI. The album is fully licensed and is now available via LOUDR and other digital retailers:

Prescription for Sleep: Game Music Lullabies Volume II on LOUDR

The themes featured on Prescription for Sleep: Game Music Lullabies Volume II include pieces from classic titles like Final Fantasy and DuckTales alongside newer favorites such as Shovel Knight andThe Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. An original composition is also featured to highlight Norihiko Hibino's recent endavor to bring healing music to the world through his work with Hibino Sound Therapy Lab.

"I just had to create a second volume! There were just too many tracks I still wanted to hear from GENTLE LOVE," reflects Scarlet Moon Records Producer Jayson Napolitano. "In my notes to Hibino-san, I described the peaceful town of elves from Final Fantasy IV, the heaviness and melancholy of the call of the giants from Majora's Mask, and the majesty of outer space and the universal love people have for 'The Moon' from DuckTales. They were able to capture the essense of each track while still adhering to the goal of inducing relaxation and sleep. Given the curve balls I threw them, I couldn't be more impressed with the result. I hope listeners are too."

Norihiko Hibino and pianist AYAKI, known as GENTLE LOVE when performing together, have toured throughout Japan, bringing their unique therapeutic approach featuring live saxophone and piano to those in need after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. They've performed at a number of charity functions, and continue to explore the therapeutic applications of music as a part of the Hibino Sound Therapy Lab.

Visit the official Prescription for Sleep: Game Music Lullabies website for information on both albums and to see their launch trailers:

Prescription for Sleep: Game Music Lullabies Official Website

Yoshi's Island - Athletic Theme Cover by Game & Sound by genoboost

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This is my arrangement for the Athletic Theme from a SNES classic, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. This track plays during the Hop! Hop! Donut Lifts level. 

The composer of the original track is Koji Kondo.

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Mayor Wertz pays tribute to Hotline Miami in his latest hip hop EP by genoboost

Mayor Wertz is on the ballot in Miami

Catchy EP! I don't know a single thing about Hotline Miami though.

This is by longtime friend of the site, Mayor Wertz, which is why I feel okay in saying, ADD SOME LINER NOTES, "Mayor." Get your secretary on that or something. I don't even have anything to copy/paste here. I'm just grabbing his facebook post...

My Hotline Miami EP just came out today, and it’s free! You should give it a listen and then play Hotline Miami. Or do both at the same time. Whatever floats your boat.
— Mayor Wertz