Another one of a kind album out of Jay Tholen. Tholen's serene use of electronics, samples, and his own voice evoke a very specific mood. Something between a one man band and a one man church. It is authentically Jay Tholen though.Read More
Another heartfelt tribute to the infectious and nostalgic themes of the Pokemon series. No one does tributes the best selling Nintendo RPG quite like Pokerus. Clearly, from the name, you can tell Pokerus' music is quite intertwined with Pokemon. As such the attention and style of this album is quite impressive, and a great listen for Pokemon fans of any generation.Read More
I had the chance to catch Richie Branson perform at MAGWest a couple months back, and what a performance it was. Definitely got to catch this guy live, if you have the opportunity. This is his album from 2013, and also happens to be the album Branson sold to me, and then signed for me at MAGWest. It was the only album he had on him, but still, sold! It's not often I hear an album on CD.Read More
Eclectic chiptune compositions.
Quality chiptune album from 2013 that I failed to post about.
No, this is not technically anywhere near video game music per se, but when your band has talent like members of Metroid Metal, Xoc, Viking Guitar and more on your project, it doesn't really matter what music results, It's going to be fantastic and I'm going to talk about it.
I don't go talking about every non VGM album I hear, but I damn well will with this one. The tracks are so infectious, and speak to me on a primal level. the 90's is strong here, and I can't escape it. It's like a black hole of the exact sounds, instruments, tones, you name it. I'm sold.
Some of my favorite tracks aren't even on the album proper. You better download this album right now to hear some Dope-Ass Owls.
An enticing trip through the sounds of Skyrim thanks to Rozen and the Materia Collective. Such perfect Winter music. This is the type of album I have to keep in my back pocket for when the desert heat rises to temperatures so high that the only respite is trying to think as cold as possible.
Listen to this intensely funky chiptune soul work from BRIGHT PRIMATE. Why didn't I have a podcast when this album came out! I would have been repping it hard!
Maybe one of my favorite tracks ever? Definitely one of the best from The J. Arthur Keenes Band if you asked me. Even if you don't ask, since I'm telling you anyway. This track is from the wonderful 'World's Smallest Violin' EP
A live recording of Guilty Gear music performed in Los Angeles
Epic fighting game metal, with lyrics! Talk about my kind of jam. Of course I know the words to all these songs, and of course I sing them when playing Guilty Gear.
This music always gets me pumped up for whatever minor tasks take up my day. Conveniently, it is also available on iTunes.
Are you a fan of Guilty Gear and the series music by Daisuke Ishitawari? Share some of your favorite tracks and guilty gear memories with us!
It's up for debate who won the sixteen bit era of video games, but there is no doubt who is now winning the war of video game rock. The Sega exclusive video game cover band The Blast Processors have begun their journey, much like Sega, with their debut full length album, Genesis.
Vocal VG covers much in the vein of groups such as The Megas, thanks to the game universe vocals and catchy riffs. Toronto's (wait, didn't we just talk about Toronto based VGM?) Blast Processors have a sound all their own though, thanks to the growling vocals and FM chip influenced arena metal. Perhaps that is the blast processing at work?
Grab the album from bandcamp now, starting at about $7.