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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Game music collective Pixel Mixers present a tribute to classic 2D Legend of Zelda with the Hylian Downfall compilation

Game music collective Pixel Mixers present a tribute to classic 2D Legend of Zelda with the Hylian Downfall compilation

An album dedicated to the music of Legend of Zelda. Now this is something I won't get sick of. I won't even feign to be sick of it, the way I do with Final Fantasy or Tetris. There are three discs worth of music here, which adds up to over 2 hour, for anyone who doesn't remember discs that played roughly 80 minutes of music. Sixty musicians cover dozens of songs, all from back before these newfangled 3-dimensional Zelda games hit the scene. It's all classic top down themes (except the side-scrolling Zelda 2, of course), and it's time to take a deep dive into Pixel Mixers' tribute to classic Zelda games.

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Acoustic guitar renditions of classic VGM by Kain White

Acoustic guitar renditions of classic VGM by Kain White

Stirring acoustic arrangements of several classic game themes, including Ace Attorney, a few Final Fantasy titles, Super Mario RPG, all capped off with a few haunting Zelda remixes.

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genoboost talks about the best and worst NPCs in The Legend of Zelda a Link to the Past

Giving my vague and emotional reasons for my favorite, as well as most hated NPCs in the SNES classic, The Legend of Zelda a Link to the Past. I've got a lot of opinions about this game. A lot.

Theophany returns to Termina in 'Time's End II: Majora's Mask Remixed'

Theophany returns with a sequel to one of his most popular albums. Time's End II rearranges ten more memorable themes from the Nintendo 64 classic Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask. It's been nearly four years since the original Time's End was released, and folks like I are still more than excited for more remixes from perhaps the most misunderstood game in the Zelda franchise.

Time’s End II is the follow up to Theophany’s original remix album of Majora’s Mask, released in 2012. Building on the apocalyptic themes of Majora’s Mask, the new album explores Link’s journey through Woodfall and the southern swamps of Termina. The first album focused on Link’s struggle during the 3-day cycle while Disc 2 builds toward the first major turning of the game. It harkens back to the players’ feelings of hope as Link discovers a way to stop the moon from falling. This free album is a tribute to Majora’s Mask and a thank you to fans who have patiently supported Theophany since the release of Disc 1.
— Materia Collective

genoboost's Legend of Zelda a Link to the Past 25th Anniversary Retrospective

genoboost's Legend of Zelda a Link to the Past 25th Anniversary Retrospective

Everybody has to start somewhere, even if all that person is starting is a series of video games. For the Legend of Zelda series and I, it began with Link to the Past. Not the first Legend of Zelda game I played, but the first Zelda game I played to the very end. I didn't just finish the game either, I destroyed it. I lifted each rock, crashed into all the trees, and used the legendary Master Sword to anxiously poke at every inch of wall. This was all in a painstaking yet pathetic attempt to search out the many heart pieces and hidden treasures of Hyrule. I found those heart pieces though. All of them.

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Listen to SUBCON 45 Legend of Zelda Link to the Past 25th Anniversary Special

It's been a quarter of a century since Legend of Zelda a Link to the Past was released in Japan on November 21st, 1991. To celebrate, I'll be sharing tons of content! Be sure to check out my album and remix reviews, articles (coming soon), the LttP Remix Countdown, and this very special SUBCON Podcast, all dedicated to the Super Nintendo classic, Legend of Zelda a Link to the Past.

It's been 25 years since a game came out that changed my life! Its a full episode dedicated to the very best in video games, The Legend of Zelda Link to the Past. I bump tons of great Zelda inspired mashups and remixes, and list off some of my favorite people, places, and moments from the classic game. 

Check out the SUBCON podcast at gamemusic4all.com/subcon for the latest episodes and links to all artists featured on the episode

Subscribe to Game Music 4 All on YouTube at youtube.com/gamemusic4all to catch the latest episodes of the SUBCON podcast every other Wednesday, and subscribe to the audio version of the show via iTunes or Stitcher!

Celebrate 25 years of Legend of Zelda a Link to the Past with these epic remixes

It's been a quarter of a century since Legend of Zelda a Link to the Past was released in Japan on November 21st, 1991. To celebrate, I'll be sharing tons of content! Be sure to check out my album and remix reviews, articles (coming soon), and a very special SUBCON Podcast 45, all dedicated to the Super Nintendo classic, Legend of Zelda a Link to the Past.

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Tomorrow I drop another SUBCON Podcast. It's a podcast dedicated to the best hip hop and rap inspired by video games. Unfortunately, time and format constraints led to a few great tracks getting left out.

Just like my SUBCON Link to the Past special, each song listed here is a rearrangement from the classic Legend of Zelda a Link to the Past soundtrack composed by Koji Kondo. We've got a few more hip hop vibes. Monstrously metal covers by ThePlasmas and Pokerus, and a clasy orchestral medley from Shiyru.

These tracks were shared by the amazing artists and musicians from the Game Music 4 All facebook group. Be sure to head over and join our discussions about music, gaming, and more! Check out these artists, and share some of your favorite Legend of Zelda Link to the Past memories with me on Twitter @genoboost!

#1 The Past from Hyrule Melodia Et Concordia by Shiryu

#3 Save The Princess ft Pierce Reed from GameDork: Eat Sleep Kill Robots by Nonsenze

#4 Dungeons to Explore from Infection #03 by Pokérus

Hip Hop instrumental album 'Killa Zelda (Deku Tree)' by JDSY

Deep inside the Deku Tree

Avant-garde, Legend of Zelda inspired hip hop beats. Not for the faint of heart, or a few hearts, as the case may be. Vibrant melodies with just a hint of the nostalgic tones of classic Nintendo 64 title Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time. 

composed over the course of 2 years... Deku Tree samples ‘Zelda - Ocarina of Time’ n64 soundtrack and composed on MPC2000xl... fourth ambient piece recorded analouge, summer 2010 in Portland OR... Originally packed on CD late spring of 2011 for a japan benefit concert limited to 6 copies
— JDSY

Listen to Frog & Cid's Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time medley of Song of Healing & Lost Woods

A while back, the VGM duo Frog & Cid were kind enough to share this track from their debut album of VGM rearrangements, Boss Chamber Music. The Frog & Cid arrangement starts off appropriately slow, letting each note rise and fall up until the Skull Kid's sudden appearance. The mood shifts quickly into the upbeat sounds of Lost Woods, and seems to careen out of control up until the end. Be sure to grab this track an the full Boss Chamber Music album for approximately $10 from LoudriTunesSpotify, and/or Google Play.

Listen to the Legend of Zelda Link’s Awakening Theme by Konami of Random Encounter

Been on a VGrock kick lately, so had to head over to listen to some good ol' Random Encounter. This wonderful rearrangement of music from Legend of Zelda Links Awakening is exactly the cool down track I needed to hear.

Majora's Mask inspired 'The ΜΩΩΝ: The RemixTape' by AGenius & company

The end comes around again. 

The ΜΩΩΝ (original album) was a major success for me, so I thought that a RemixTape was in order for producers that wanted to put their own spin on its tracks. Several very talented producers showed up, and this is their works compiled into one tape. Thanks to all who made The first ΜΩΩΝ a success and these guys that contributed. Much much love to you all.

Hope you enjoy!

-AGenius #MadGalaxy2014

P.S. - The original “Grammy (prod. Natsu Fuji)” has been added as a bonus.
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released August 18, 2014

Contributing producers/remixers:
Natsu Fuji - soundcloud.com/natsu-the-producer
uRiah - soundcloud.com/uriah92
Flxtch! - soundcloud.com/flxtchmxsic
JHITZ - soundcloud.com/jhitzonthebeat
CDeVon - www.facebook.com/CDeVonBeats
Grizzly F.O.G. - soundcloud.com/grizzly-f-o-g
Perry the Producer - soundcloud.com/perrytheproducer
D-Shocka - soundcloud.com/dshocka

Executive producers: AGenius & Angelica Grace
— AGenius

Legend of Zelda inspired hip hop album 'The MΩΩN' by AGenius

The sky is falling. 

Dark side of the Moon.

Beats are crazy. The Challenge (for myself) was to keep up with them. Except “Sage” (That’s all you KenKen). Lol.

But this project expresses my villainous, scary movie-loving, vampires, werewolves, monsters, death-obsessed side. I had to give it a name, so I did. Skull Kid.

The actual MoonShooter project is next. Promise.

Thank you for listening,
— AGenius

DREAMERS by Zebes System, a chiptune rock tribute to Koji Kondo & Nobuo Uematsu~

Chipped and chopped up video game covers that will make you want remakes of classics, demakes of new games and everything in between. Zebes System pays tribute to the illustrious musical careers of Koji Kondo and Nobuo Uematsu in his 2010 album DREAMERS.

Sometimes I dream,  I wonder how my life would be different if only I heard this album when it was first released. So many nights would have rocked just that much harder. Don't suffer the same fate as I.

Tribute Album of Koji Kondo and Nobuo Uematsu Works
— Zebes System