The return of Pinhead Larry with Memory Palace II

The return of Pinhead Larry with Memory Palace II

Can we shift 'scary game music' into it's own category. You know the stuff. Lavender town, anything akira yamaoka. Many of the themes represented on Pinhead Larry's latest, Memory Palace II, certainly fit that mold. Whichever themes don't, Larry goes and remixes down into some chilling sounds anyway.

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Heavy Troopa is Ready to Launch!! Full soundtrack tribute to Super Mario RPG turns 10 years old

Heavy Troopa is Ready to Launch!! Full soundtrack tribute to Super Mario RPG turns 10 years old

It might be ten years old but it's not too late to download this CLASSIC tribute to the CLASSIC music of 1996 Super NES classic Super Mario RPG Legend of the Seven Stars. This compilation covers every single track from the SMRPG soundtrack, and even more than that! Grab all the songs via the bandcamp page. Download free, but any donations are greatly appreciated!

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Secret of Mana, Street Fighter II, Killer Instinct, MYRONE, Miss Might

Secret of Mana, Street Fighter II, Killer Instinct, MYRONE, Miss Might

This week I've got the debut album Underground by jazz rock group Octorock, intense beats by Doughboy the Producer on his new beat tape Nintendo 64 Instrumentals. A tribute from ThaSauce to classic game series in Miss Might Anniversary Collection, an eclectic tribute to Secret of Mana from The Travelers VGM titled Heart of the Forest, and a new collection of smooth guitar work by MYRONE on new album Hue.

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Legend of Zelda, Street Fighter II, Ninja Gaiden, Flight of Light, Where the Water Tastes Like Wine

Legend of Zelda, Street Fighter II, Ninja Gaiden, Flight of Light, Where the Water Tastes Like Wine

I'm back, for the first time with the new Game Music Shop! In stock this week is the stellar new Where the Water Tastes Like Wine OST by Ryan Ike, the eclectic Flight of Light soundtrack,  and Street Fighter: The RVA Warriors, a hip hop compilation out of Richmond, VA. Then we close with the latest EP of intense game metal with Clockwork by Super MadNES, and the spacey sounds of Continuum Kingdom's new album 7 dmns. 

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Mother 4 Soundtraaaack!! by Shane Mesa

Mother 4 Soundtraaaack!! by Shane Mesa

I tried to look into what the deal is with this album. I know there is, or maybe was, a fan project known as Mother 4. Does this album come from that? Maybe? After my search for answers led to a reddit thread, I gave up. Anyway, this is a wonderful addition to the sounds of Shogo Sakai, Keichi Suzuki, and Hip Tanaka. There are a lot of tracks here. 60 tracks, specifically. Both new, inspired, and rearranged tracks in the mood of the Mother series. The perfect soundtrack to dream of the day that Shigesato Itoi makes another video game, and it's not about fishing.

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BestLuck Original Game Soundtrack by Spencer Bambrick

BestLuck Original Game Soundtrack by Spencer Bambrick

New York based composer Spencer Bambrick has released a collection of music from the currently in development indie game BestLuck. The album bio describes BestLuck as, “...a story-driven puzzle game set in a dreamworld. The narrative is beautiful and emotional, with a soundtrack to fit the mood.” The soundtrack we are discussing right now. The bio continues, “The music features a string quartet and solo soprano voice. This chamber ensemble sets the tone, and highlights the heartfelt events that occur in BestLuck.”

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Legend of Zelda, NieR: Automata, SUPERBEAT: XONiC, Bacon Man, BeatmakerKelz

Legend of Zelda, NieR: Automata, SUPERBEAT: XONiC, Bacon Man, BeatmakerKelz

Eclectic sounds this week. Soulful remixes by BeatmakerKelz on Deadlines. Indie game sounds in the SUPERBEAT: XONiC Extra Soundtrack and the Bacon Man: An Adventure (Original Game Soundtrack). Then game rearrangement albums Reprisal by Harry Lode and Glory to Metal (A Symphonic Metal Tribute to NieR: Automata) from Ferdk. 

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Press Start with the 8-bit Jazz Heroes

Press Start with the 8-bit Jazz Heroes

I had the chance to catch these folks performing at MAGWest last year, and have been looking forward to this album for a minute. Glad to finally share this smooth collection of classic game sounds. Fans of Nintendo soundtracks better listen up. Super Mario and Legend of Zelda get some special attention, along with a tribute to Metroid along with the original Tetris.

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Viking Guitar Live keeps the world metal with Warpath

Viking Guitar Live keeps the world metal with Warpath

I've seen half of this band perform at multiple times, in multiple places. One day I will see the full band in one place at one time though. Got to have life goals. VGL really runs the gauntlet here with seven tracks from seven different series. None of them Gauntlet though. We do got some Mega Man X2, Ninja Gaiden 2, The 7th Saga, aaand Zelda, Secret of Mana and Ghosts 'n' Goblins. One series being an anime and not a game, though I think there was a Trigun game once.

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Street Fighter II, DIVE: Starpath, Meteo Xavier, Linnani Vaanija, Shael Riley

Street Fighter II, DIVE: Starpath, Meteo Xavier, Linnani Vaanija, Shael Riley

It's an eclectic week with the varied sounds of Linnani Vaanija album SNACK. Atmospheric themes from the DIVE: Starpath soundtrack by Nick Borrego. Street Fighter inspired EDM by DJ SUPER SONIC. Soul searching nerd hip hop rock by Schaffer the Darklord, along with Shael Riley and the Double Ice Backfire on their collab album Hold Person. Then it's the chill study music of Meteo Xavier on his hour long relaxing original music playlist.

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