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Indie Game Composers Pay Tribute to the 25YEARLEGEND of Zelda

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25YEARLEGEND: A Legend of Zelda Indie Game Composer TributeContinuing the deluge of 25th anniversary game albums of 2011 comes a tribute to The Legend of Zelda. No, not the symphonic concert series CD packaged with Skyward Sword. This one is far more eclectic (not to mention free).

25YEARLEGEND reinterprets memorable tunes from all across the franchise including some of Link’s less covered, portable adventures like Link’s Awakening and Oracle of Seasons. It’s a loving tribute to the music of a series that inspired each of the indie (and not so indie) game composers involved. Disasterpeace (Fez), Laura Shigihara (Plants vs. Zombies), C418 (Minecraft), Souleye (VVVVVV), and Big Giant Circles (Mass Effect 2) are just a few of the talented contributing artists.

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Impostor Nostalgia Runs Big Giant Circles Around Chiptune Music

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Imposter NostalgiaBig Giant Circles (who you may know as Jimmy Hinson, co-composer of Mass Effect 2) has just released his debut album and it is a doozy. While it may not be video game music in the strictest sense, Impostor Nostalgia features heavy use of 8-bit chip sounds combined with modern electronica inspired by classic video games.

Not enough of a gaming connection for you? It also guest stars other video game composers including C418 (Minecraft), Souleye (VVVVVV), Disasterpeace (FEZ), Alex Brandon (Deus Ex), Mick Gordon (Need for Speed Shift), and zircon (Monkey Island 2: Special Edition).

It’s almost criminal that he only asks $4 for this 20 track prescription for happiness. Fortunately, the album is available on Bandcamp so you can throw as much extra money at him as you want to more closely match the quality of the album. Seriously. It’s really good.

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Buy Awesome Music to Help Cure Cancer with Songs for the Cure ’11

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Songs for the Cure 2011 Buy Awesome Music to Help Cure CancerPrepare to cross “helping in the fight against cancer” off of your life’s To-Do list. The American Cancer Society is hoping to raise $10,000 by April 29th and they have no intention of leaving your generosity unrewarded. Far from it, in fact!

By making a donation as low as $10, you can receive not one, but three full length Songs for the Cure albums in digital form. Bump your donation up to $15 or more and you’ll even get physical copies of all three albums.

You might be wondering what all this has to do with video games. As it turns out, the over 40 artists involved with the albums include a number of Indie Game composers, OverClocked ReMix veterans, and even some musicians from bigger titles. (more…)

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When You Can’t Play Minecraft, Why Not Listen to the Soundtrack?

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Minecraft Soundtrack for downloadThere comes a point in each day where you have to stop playing Minecraft. Whether it’s one of your life responsibilities or your own necessary physical needs to survive, you just can’t play 24/7. But with the Minecraft soundtrack, we can bring you one step closer.

Minecraft – Volume Alpha includes every song featured in the block building phenomenon to date, including some unreleased tracks. Even if you aren’t one of the many people under the game’s spell, you’ll want to give Volume Alpha a listen. C418 has put together a very relaxing collection of music that’s easy to enjoy in any context.
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