Awesome artwork from Matt Rockefeller over on INPRNT showing that it doesn't take much to get kids off the couch and into the wild. Though parents probably aren't too enthused once those kids come back inside.
The incomparable Alex Mauer has given in to demand and issued a second edition printing of three classic NES cartridge based albums. The most recent album, 2009's Vegavox II is available to purchase solo, or in the aforementioned triple pack, which also includes Mauer's NES Cartridge debut Vegavox, and sophomore follow-up Color Caves (both of which are unavailable to hear anywhere else.
Vegavox II is available to download digitally or in collectible gamepak form via Mauer's bandcamp page. The triple pack can also be found in the merch section. Check out the album, and line the walls of your game room with some truly rare NES games. Move fast though, because there only appears to be a handful left at the time this post goes live.
This is why I like running this site. I love getting emails about things I would have never run across on my own. I had never even heard of the game Pharaoh before (gasp). Until I get an email about a 'Smooth Egyptian' mixing some nice beats to samples of this Pharaoh. I can only hope that there is a person reading this, loves Pharaoh, and is now bobbing their head in time with this album.
Some of these tracks are begging to be rapped on.
But only if you rap on them as Pharaohs, or at least people from ancient civilizations.
Listen to this when planning the best way to build a city, or when you are watching a show about aliens building the pyramids.
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Like 128 bit waves breaking on a digital shore. A dreamlike tribute to a system that aimed high, and quickly wedged its way into the classic console consortium. The Dreamcast turned thirteen just this past week. Celebrate by listening to this album, drinking a beer, and breaking out Fatal Fury: Mark of the Wolves or Project Justice, or any other amazing Dreamcast game that has yet to be ported correctly, in America, or at all to any other system.
After almost thirty years, doctors have yet to come up with a cure for Marble Madness. Stemage gathers his friends to lament spherical fever in this seven song album. Along with musical geniuses such as xoc, housethegrate, and more, it may truly be, that all great artists have some form of marble madness...