The Wonderful, Rare Sloppiness Of The Monaco Soundtrack

Of all the terms one could use to describe a video game soundtrack—exhilarating, emotional, sad, uplifting, lonesome, boisterous—the word "sloppy" almost never comes up. Seriously, pause for a minute and name a video game with a sloppy soundtrack. Unless you're talking about a poorly-played Rock Band track or a bar… » 5/09/13 5:00pm 5/09/13 5:00pm

Proof That There's No Such Thing As Too Many Video Game Composers

Sure, it's cool when a talented musician makes an album paying tribute to video game music. But what about when a whole bunch of composers assemble, locking their various musical tics and tricks in place for a single grand collection? That's more or less what's happened with World 1-2, a video game tribute album… » 5/06/13 2:00pm 5/06/13 2:00pm

The Best Video Game Music of 2012

You press a button, and the beat drops. Forward you fly, straight into the perilous unknown, beats pushing against your eardrums as you push back against the controller. Tempo and harmony swim together, and you lose yourself in the rhythm of play. » 12/13/12 8:00pm 12/13/12 8:00pm

Grammy-Nominated Journey Composer To Make Music For… Leisure Suit…

Austin Wintory's soaring orchestral score for Thatgamecompany's Journey will not be forgotten anytime soon. Not only was it a fine collection of music in its own right, it is the first video game soundtrack to be nominated for a Grammy. » 12/11/12 7:00pm 12/11/12 7:00pm

A Lovely New Musical Theme From The Composer Of Journey

Even in a banner year for great game music, Austin Wintory's living, breathing score for Journey stands apart. I've been looking forward to seeing what he's been up to—as it turns out, he's been working on the soundtrack to Horn, an upcoming game by Phosphor Games (that, yes, will be published by Zynga.) » 8/06/12 9:00pm 8/06/12 9:00pm