temp sound solutions, the only artist who can get me to start a sentence without a capitalization, has laid out a half hour of hard hitting remixes and covers.Read More
It's another Temp Sound Soutions Tuesday, and you know what that means! Temp Sound Solutions, Tuesday!
More incredible sounds from the mind of Shawn Phase of c&sstockreports with a new list of all the tracks he deems worthy of inclusion. For 11-6-16 it's a tribute to the endearing chiptune compositions of Alex Mauer. I love the music of Shawn Phase, clearly, but I am also a sucker for the incredible works of Alex Mauer. Combined though, they upgrade their forms like a musical Voltron.
This album has grown on me like a kudzu vine over time. The laid back drums and synths on this track and many others on culelu's debut album are the current soundtrack to my summer. Not nearly as good as central air conditioning, but still very cool.
Incredible, over the top and into the sky type chiptune rock as presented by Gnarcade
A very fantastic, and classic track. It's been a favorite of mine from YHA's sophomore album. I'm very glad I had the chance to hear this group, and very sad for their demise. Relive their glory with the aadventurous sounds of Hyper Fun Zone from Yakuza Heart Attack II.
This blog is incapable of existing without some Temp Sound Solutions as the fuel that gives me the energy to keep writing about VGM. Vibe on this classic track between Temp Sound Solution and chiptune maestro alex mauer on 'tony danza' from Blast Portable.
I really need to give myself a time limit on how long I'm allowed to run this site without mentioning the one and only temp sound solutions. Vibe on this introspective fever dream of a track. Remember that TSS is the reason this blog exists.
The latest from amazing and unpronouncable chiptune rockers (T-T)b. Download 11 tracks of soaring bitpop anthems. If you want to go full retro by purchasing it in cassette/T-shirt form, that is also an option.
Sometimes I forget how influential chiptunes have been for myself and this blog. I would start a chiptune podcast, but I think that market is taken. Expect me to sneak a few of these tracks into SUBCON though.
It'll only get dangerouser from here.
ABOUT THE DANGEROUS DAVE SOUNDTRACK
With a hybrid style best described as "chipbilly," this catchy soundtrack combines the twangy country/western swamp music of Dangerous Dave's redneck roots with nostalgic chip sounds reminiscent of the original game's electronic sound effects.
"I wanted to pay tribute to Dave's hillbilly nature, but also include the historical aspect of the game, and the iconic chip sound effects that it employed," says Dren McDonald of the music's chipbilly vibe. "I imagined a group of bluegrass musicians on a porch, jamming together with chip musicians on circuit-bent GameBoys and laptops. Game environments like the caves and the pirate hideouts also play a part in the composition, but the overall sense of blending these instruments together was the guiding principle."
"Dren's soundtrack for Dangerous Dave hit the target perfectly -- 80's chiptune references within a modern hillbilly sound that's bent toward the kind of diversity that games demand in their music," says John Romero. "The amazing violin on several tracks helps showcase the excellent musical framework Dren composed specially for this game."
ABOUT THE COMPOSER
Dren McDonald's passion for video game music dates all the way back to the Atari 2600 he found under a Christmas tree sometime during the 1970s. His game composition credits include the recently released Gathering Sky, the upcoming Gunman Taco Truck (also for Romero Games), Ghost Recon: Commander, Counterstrike: Global Offensive, and Ravenwood Fair, among many others. In 2014 he released The String Arcade (http://www.thestringarcade.com), a compilation of original string quartet arrangements of classic and modern video game themes, with all proceeds going to support a nonprofit music program for underprivileged elementary school children. Learn more on his website, http://www.nerdtracks.com.
More shenanigans by Cetera, and they are so damn catchy.