This Amazing Harmonica Player Gets The Halo Composer's Endorsement

It's always fun to hear composers talk about their favorite musicians. This past weekend at PAX, I sat down with a group of the biggest names in AAA video game music to talk about all things musical and video games. Fresh from their panel at PAX, I chatted with Dragon Age composer Inon Zur, Assassin's Creed's Jesper… » 9/06/12 8:30pm 9/06/12 8:30pm

Jesper Kyd's Darksiders II Soundtrack Mixes Assassin's Creed With Danny Elfman

You know what? I think that Jesper Kyd is a darned fine composer. He's best known for his work on the Assassin's Creed » 5/17/12 8:45pm 5/17/12 8:45pm series, and his work has come to embody that series for me—that piercing, odd solo female voice, driving electronic beats, and wide-open string arrangements. He captures the series' fixation upon…

How A Video Game Rock Band Made Me Long for Winter in Toronto

I've only been to Toronto once, and it was in high school for a band trip. I think we went to "Medieval Times"?

But the New York-based chiptune/rock band Anamanaguchi makes me want to go back. Not for any big event or anything, just to sort of slack off and wander around. Maybe get into some boss fights. » 5/03/12 7:30pm 5/03/12 7:30pm

Because All Video Games Could Use A Little More Tabla

Are you done having the seizure induced by this video's thumbnail? Cool. Sorry about that. Okay:

I love the Tabla— the Indian hand-drums that involve a technique more complicated than anything I could hope to master (they have their own language, for god's sake), but which sound utterly unlike any other kind of drum. » 4/26/12 7:15pm 4/26/12 7:15pm