Posts Tagged ‘Souleye’
They sure don’t make music like they use to… or do they?! Souleye, composer of the delightfully retro VVVVVV soundtrack, just released his new album, Adventure. If you’re a fan of chiptune music with a modern twist, Adventure hits all the right notes and then some.
On it, you’ll hear the music of Pulsen, some reworked and previously unreleased material from VVVVVV, and a load of new stuff. You can grab the album in physical and digital form for ten bucks. And if you shoot Souleye an email before making your purchase, he’ll even sign it for you! In the meantime, you can find clips of the album inexplicably played over the top of people skydiving in squirrel suits below. (more…)
Continuing 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.
Big 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.
Prepare 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…)
If you’re anything like our Editor in Chief, you probably got at least a few of those VVVVVV tunes stuck in your head as you died over 700 times in your playthrough. Well now you can hear them as you’ve never heard them before, re-imagined by a wealth of other indie artists that composer SoulEye affectionately refers to as “true heroes.”
Among the artists are Danny B (Super Meat Boy), Mattias Haggstrom Gerdt (Cobalt), and Mutherpluckin B (8 Bit Democracy) to name just a few. The $10 price of admission will grant you a digital or even a physical copy of the 23-track album, PPPPPPowerup! (more…)