The music industry is having a vinyl boom. While vinyl was once relegated to thrift stores and specialty shops, more and more popular musicians are releasing collector’s editions of their albums on vinyl. This boom includes big artists like Taylor Swift, and also video games soundtracks like Contra. While being able…
Vinyl’s not just a fad, it’s a fundamentally unique way of interacting with music and art. So it makes sense that fans of the medium would want to re-introduce video games to the wonderful world of spinning records that preceded them.
Thundercat is a bassist who blends video games into everything he does, and whose latest album situates references to Mobile Suit Gundum and Sonic at the heart of new electronic soul music.
Video game composer Saki Kaskas passed away earlier this week at the age of 44. Kaskas’ work appeared in games including the Need for Speed series, Sim City 4, and Mass Effect 2. The news was made public by friend and collaborator, Rom Di Prisco in a Facebook post. “His guitar work, synth work, audio production…
Most of gaming greatest titles have one thing in common - a fantastic musical score. But with so many classic melodies and signature tracks it can be hard for fans to pin down just which game has the best overall soundtrack.
How are there so many songs in Fallout 4 that fit into the games’ theme?
The entire 164 track Banjo Kazooie soundtrack is available on Bandcamp. Ex-Rare audio maestro Grant Kirkhope put up the whole thing, which includes everything from level themes to cheerful, five-second victory chimes. You can name your price. Go revel in glorious bird/bear nostalgia and the happiest main theme ever.
The NBA 2K15 track listing, as selected by Pharrell Williams, has been revealed. You can listen to it below:
We've been fawning over Hohokum's music for a while now, because the soundtrack is a big part of what makes this upcoming artsy PS4 game such a treat. Ghostly International has made the whole thing available to stream in anticipation of the game's launch next month. If you're not a believer yet, I'd highly recommend…
The recent release of Pokémon X and Y didn't just give the game a graphical overhaul. The music is better than ever before as well, and now you can buy all 3.5 hours' worth of it on iTunes for a piddling $9.99.
The North American Tales of Symphonia Chronicles $100 Collector's Edition for the PS3 is epic. If four Chibi Kyun Chara figures, a novel detailing what happened between Tales of Symphonia and Dawn of the New World, a multi-disc soundtrack and special collector's packaging isn't enough to get you to re-buy two games…
Rockstar released three new character trailers for their latest game in the Grand Theft Auto series. Up top is "Radio Ga Ga" by Queen to go with Michael's debut.
This is "Trigger Finger" from Lil Wayne's newest album I Am Not a Human Being II, released Tuesday. But
Mass Effect Assassin's Creed fans should recognize that opening sample, before it lights up a bowl and rolls into the filth-flarn-filth lyrics (so, yes, NSFW warning if you're listening around others over speakers.)
This performance of the Doctor Who Theme is by Harp Twins Camille and Kennerly, and is a follow-up to their most recent sensation, Blonde Twins Playing Iron Maiden On Harps While Standing In A Ruined Brick Building.
Chiptune music is all well and good, but I like to give my ear something to hold onto along with all the bleeps and bloops. So I very much enjoy Aivi & Surasshu's new album "The Black Box," which mixes the keyboard chops of pianist Aivi Tran and the chiptune stylings of Surasshu.
This performance of "Fear of the Dark" brought to you by Camille and Kennerly, the magnificent harp-handlers behind such classics as Blonde Twins Playing The Elder Scrolls Theme On Harps While Standing In A Forest, Blonde Twins Playing A Metallica Cover On Harps While Standing In The Desert, Blonde Twins Playing Final Fantasy Music On…
In place of the Off Topic post tonight, I thought I'd post this music. I was reminded of this excellent theme when watching those GamePro TV episodes from earlier. Man, I loved the theme to the first Tomb Raider. Listening to this was an extreme nostalgia trip.
I don't even know what else to say, really, about NYC-based chip-rock quartet Anamanaguchi. Their music more or less speaks for itself.
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…
This new video from Talking Heads frontman David Byrne and wicked good looper/singer/music-maven St. Vincent is my jam. I mean… two of my favorite singers and a whole full-on sax-section groove. It's like they're trying to kill me with awesomeness.