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Pull out the crack pipe for some witch house game remixes


12:00 PM on 05.28.2012
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Music label and collective Aural Sects put out a choice compilation of game remixes, this week, called Blam Lord's Quest.

This free release is done in the murky, distorted style of the musical sub-genre witch house. For those unfamiliar with witch house, imagine Link, Donkey Kong, and Samus. Now imagine them wearing gimp suits in a sex dungeon, dancing in front of a strobe light and pentagram. It's kind of like that.

 

From what I understand, witch house is like other lethargic, druggy sub-genres of electronica from past decades (think: trip-hop), except in this genre artists ironically smoke crack and are missing most of their teeth.

I'm not a big fan of game remixes and don't typically seek this stuff out, but I've been pleasantly surprised by this compilation. This 49 song release features remixes of music from The Legend of Zelda, Sonic the Hedgehog, Donkey Kong Country, and other revered videogame soundtracks alongside some more obscure gems like Shadowrun.

Not everything here is gold, but I rather enjoy some of the ghostly ambient tunes here. Regardless, it's nice to see videogame remix artists coming from a different background and perspective. Here are some of my favorite tracks on the compilation:






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