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

The Band That Made the Scott Pilgrim Movie Like 300% Better

It's not like Edgar Wright's cinematic adaptation of Bryan Lee O'Malley's excellent Scott Pilgrim books » 6/21/12 8:45pm 6/21/12 8:45pm wasn't good on its own. But there was a moment for me in this film when it went from "Okay, this is fun" to "Holy shit, this is awesome," and it happened because of a band, and because of a song.

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

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…

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

All Of The Coolest Instruments In The World Unite For A Single Album

Here at Kotaku » 4/19/12 7:45pm 4/19/12 7:45pm Melodic, we sometimes talk about music that doesn't turn up in video games. This week is no different! When I was writing about earlier this week, I mentioned my well-documented bass clarinet bias; it's one of my favorite instruments, though I don't own one myself.