Video Game Music: Final Score August 25-31

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Final Score is gamemusic4all.com’s weekly recap of news and community activity surrounding video game music, history, art, culture and our site! Send art, news, leads, tips, suggestions, etc to gamemusic4all@gmail.com

This week we've got the fighting game inspired artwork of Sasha Palacio, and music from Los Angeles' own underground nerdcore hip hop group Flying Fortress. Not to mention all the community chatter that's fit to post this week, such as the facebook post of the week, Twitter fan of the week, and more! If you think there should be other weekly scores and awards at the end of each week, be sure to leave your ideas in the comments below. Now for this week's final score.

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Hey! Listen! volume 1 mixtape from Game Music 4 All

I am very happy to announce volume 1 in a series of 5 song "mixtapes" from GM4A. The series is called Hey! Listen! and asks you to do just that! The goal of these mixtapes is to introduce you to bands, musicians, and artists who you may have never discovered otherwise. These are amazing folks who deserve recognition and I hope to help them out with that the best I can from this humble corner of the internet. Each volume will include five bands as well as an up and coming artist providing the cover art. Our first collection includes songs from seal of quality, Chiptots, Lumine Hall, Alex Atchley, and Tanuki Suit Riot, and the amazing cover is brought to us by Sasha Palacio.

Download the album (including art, lyrics, and liner notes)
In RAR file | In ZIP file

Liner Notes | Lyrics

High Quality Artwork | Wallpaper

Track listing and artwork:
1. seal of quality - woodman + bubbleman
myspace.com/sealofquality

2. Lumine Hall - Take My Heart, Take My Hand
myspace.com/luminehallmusic

3. Chiptots - Galleno
myspace.com/chiptots

4. Alex Atchley - Escape Pod
aae.hotdogstorm.com

5. Tanuki Suit Riot - Mega Man Master Spark Mandrill
myspace.com/tanukisuitriot

Album Artwork by Sasha Palacio
sashapalacio.com
Sasha Palacio's DeviantArt

About the artwork:
The woman on the cover is named Haiku, Sasha gives this story about her
"Haiku's Story: Born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, Haiku is a High School senior, gamer, anime fan, and artist. Her Father is a wealthy art collector and once famous Artist himself before his stroke. Her Mother is a beautiful Poet and had named Haiku after the beautiful Japanese form of poetry. Haiku's name held beauty, strength, and deep meaning. Haiku does have a deeper meaning, little does she know, she's the reincarnation of the famous High Priestess that guards the gates to Heaven."

Thanks:
Thank you to everyone who downloads this album, I hope it gets you to find out more about these fantastic musicians and our amazing album cover artist. Thanks to my friends who gave me feedback on the album. Thanks to Alex Atchley for hosting the album on Hotdog Storm. And of course thanks to everyone who contributed to this first mixtape, and look out for volume 2 coming soon!