Emanon is the faux soundtrack to a futuristic RPG racing game that would likely have been played in the 90s in one of those fancy-looking arcade racing booths. Using this concept as a base, lpower took some of his favourite samples from various consoles and synths and used them to craft the music which would play during the racing levels and cut scenes. Typically upbeat, melodic and intelligent, Emanon is a rich exploration of sounds from years gone by.
The prolific NESMETAL returns with his 4th release on Pterodactyl Squad, this his most dark and brooding work to date - Void. Inspired by the release of the retro-styled Mega Man 9 one year ago, NESMETAL decided to go back to basics, using simpler textures and rhythms to take his sound in a new direction. But fear not, the heavy metal themes and complex song structures still remain, making this release another truly interesting and original chapter in the tale of NESMETAL.
Then next we have a compilation full of brand new and unreleased tracks from the artists on Pterodactyl Squad.
- Heroes In The Snow - arcadecoma.
- Random Encounter In The Cereal Aisle - Spheres of Chaos
- Love Prevails - NESMETAL
- Medical Advice - Multifaros
- Sound Team JDK Homage 01 - Lawrence Power
- Candy Poppy - L'homme Manete
- Range of Korgameth - Temp Sound Solutions
- JW86 takut Wewegombel - Je deviens dj en 3 jours
- Mr. Glass - Skip
- Sound Team JDK Homage 07 - Lawrence Power
- GAYLA - Spamtron
Fans of video game music, art and culture should check out a sweet little podcast called STFUAJPGM. This fairly new project describes itself as "a miniature micro-music mixtape magazine", with each episode featuring video game style music, videos and other art focused on a particular theme.
There are currently three episodes available for download and so far the show has featured contributions from Animal Style, alex mauer, Shnabubula, NESMETAL and Lawrence Power. The show is always on the lookout for contributions of any form too, so get in touch if you're interested.
"Lawrence Power's first release on Pterodactyl Squad is Tropicalesque, an exotic, feel-good soundtrack in the key of 2A03. Originally inspired by StarTropics for the NES, Tropicalesque sees you venture along beaches, over mountains and through caves in pursuit of your final goal. Full of excitement, discovery and catchy melodies, make sure you don't miss the boat on this one!"
Downloadable in both NSF and MP3 sounds formats, and, of course, for free, you can check out this awesome piece of work here.