I had the chance to catch these folks performing at MAGWest last year, and have been looking forward to this album for a minute. Glad to finally share this smooth collection of classic game sounds. Fans of Nintendo soundtracks better listen up. Super Mario and Legend of Zelda get some special attention, along with a tribute to Metroid along with the original Tetris.Read More
A huge collection of jazz arrangements dedicated to many memorable NES soundtracks. Just a few games rearranged by The Andrew Allen Trio include Balloon Fight, Castlevania, Kid Icarus, , Tecmo Bowl, and on and on.Read More
Both Shnabubula and sci-fi sports game fiction both hold a special place in my heart. It's the best of both worlds with the latest spo-sci-fi music collection Cybersoccer 4141.
It's the long awaited debut studio album from Vancouver's The Runaway Four. The six song album reminds me of classic rock albums like Pink Floyd. I'm talking, the type of album that only has half a dozen tracks, but lasts an hour and takes you through a variety of genres and emotions.Read More
Little League Records presents two new tracks from impressive jazz chiptunist Bluelily. Two groove riddled tracks keep you hooked on every note. Let bluelily take you back to a more soulful time in gaming and music with these two short but superb tracks.
This is the latest, hottest, jazziest fire that Mello has dropped since, oh right, EarthBIG. When I think Mello couldn't hit me in the core of my nerd any harder than Nastlevania, he dedicates a full album to those surreal messages from the dudes at Williams Street, those classic Adult Swim bumps you'd read, and hear, between the various animated series.Read More
Emrls drops a genre spanning synth tribute to the original twelve fighters from Super Smash Bros on the Nintendo 64. Ten tracks in tribute to the ten franchises represented in the original SSB. No melee here folks. Although the classic status of the game doesn't stop Emrls from skipping the time stream and remixing music from modern day games such as Yoshi's Woolly World and Mother 3 alongside classic niche OSTs like Kirby's Block Ball.Read More
Check out the 2009 album that started it all for 8 Bit Instrumental, a group I have written about numerously in the past, but for some reason I never blogged about their debut effort.
Don't you love that feeling, when you head over to check out the latest from an artist, and they have someonething even newer than that on their site? I barely covered Rukunetsu's PSX tribute EKI' 95, and here I am again talking about this Splatoon influenced tribute to classic Nintendo games.
The drums on this album!
Be square my heart.
Tracks both new and old in the Square-Enix pantheon are featured in SquareLove, an EP that is essentially a preview of the fantastic compositions to come when The World Is Square's next full length album drops next year. Until that time, jam to some funky acoustic rearrangements of music from Bravely Default, FFIX, Breath of Fire, and Super Mario RPG.
Disc based drum and bass.
Let those 32 bit memories wash over you with the chill grooves of EKI' 95 from Rukunetsu. About a dozen PSX games get the Project R treatment, including the PSX start up theme remix I've been waiting my whole life for.
Rumored to exist
This group seems to have some sort of mystical shoot-em-up tinged style that I can't get enough of. I'm absolutely in love with the EP opening track Airship Stage.
Project Dolphin is a personal favorite of mine, but I failed to write about this album closer to release, thanks to one of this site's many past crashes. Hopefully Squarespace doesn't put me in the same situation (fingers crossed).
The forgotten CVII
The funk hits the streets
The low key lobby music gets a grand five minute tribute
The saga ends with the ultimate 'Championship Edition'
A whole week dedicated to Guacamelee! Comes to an end, but I hope the franchise continues for some time. To end the week, I introduce not one, but two songs. Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition is the full title of the deluxe version of the game. The Wii U version of which is how I got into the title.
Enjoy two versions of the 'Canal de las Flores' theme included in the expanded game.
Share some of your favorite tracks from the Guacamelee! albums, and be sure to let us know what other games and video game moments of history we should honor in the future.
One of my favorite groups, the International Dub Ambassadors, are so for the reason of this very song. An incredible live rendition of the memorable and beloved music of the original Donkey Kong Country. Nothing quite had the impact of the very first DKC game.
Once Cranky gets it with the bomb barrel, my whole childhood changed.
Absolutely beautiful cover of the music from Super Mario Bros 2 by The Altered Beasts, an offshoot of the amazing The OneUps VG jazz group.
Considering they are part of the impeccable OneUps, it's clear that they know their instruments, and create an impressive jazz rendition of this well known, but sometimes overlooked theme from the odd middle child of the SMB family.