Have you ever played the classic Game Gear title Risky Raftin'!? Well you sir are a filthy liar, because the only thing about this game that exists is the kick ass album by Stettes. Funky dance tracks, foreboding arrangements, and even a very nice spacey chiptune jam in Lunar LakeRead More
Haven't used the term 'vaporwave' in a minute. GlimmerXP drops a laid back album of game infused vaporwave hip hop beats and videogame samples. Just look at the color of the album art. You should know what to expect.Read More
After mentioning the latest in the Prof. Sakamoto Insert series of chiptune albums, I thought I'd go back and mention INSERT Vol.2 - SOLAR SOLDIER. This album is based exclusively on shmups and that is great.
I'm trying to sort out all the strife happening in my mind due to this album. I've seen mods and hacks of video games proper. But a hack of an OST!? Apparently that is what the group HACKORDIE16 has done, warping the classic FM sounds that are the Streets of Rage OST into some kind of alternate earth vaporwave known as STREET SAFER, GO!.
'Don't let the strange concept keep you up at night like it does me. Just get groove to the eerily familiar themes of a classic beat em up that may or may not exist in this reality (oh, it actually does exist, enjoy).
Check out this incredible fusion of PSX sounds, smooth grooves, and ambient sounds. MisfitChris lays down some ice cold grooves on this five track tribute to the Sony Playstation 1.
Kobayashi Yamato was the composer for a Dreamcast title Pleasant Specter, expected to launch sometime in 2000. Unfortunately, the game was cancelled due to disagreements with the game's financial backers, and the game was lost to the ether.
The strangely nostalgic soundtrack of the game lives on though, thanks to Yamato self publishing the tracks via bandcamp as the Pleasant Specter OST. The album has an upbeat vibe reminiscent of Sega Dreamcast and arcade games of that era.
This album also marks the first time I have heard the term 'vaporwave' and I am more than happy to absorb that into my music writing vernacular.
Dreamcast music released in the year 2014? Absolutely!
This is a track from Kobayashi Yamato from the unreleased Dreamcast game Pleasant Specter. The vaporware nature of the music gives it a certain haunting feeling even amidst the happy tones and movements.