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10:00 PM on 06.25.2014

Turns out Notch bought an Aphex Twin album for $46,000

One of the more interesting Kickstarter projects in recent memory is the Caustic Window project, an effort to buy and then release copies of a fabled "lost" album from electronic maverick Aphex Twin. After being successfully...

Alasdair Duncan

11:00 AM on 06.21.2014

Weekend Playlist: Anamanaguchi

This Sunday I get the chance to play with one of my favorite bands of all time, Anamanaguchi. This chiptune band has been rocking my ipod since forever, and It's almost hard to believe I have been listening to these guys for...

GRIMECRAFT

10:45 AM on 06.16.2014

Here's your jam for today: VVVVVV soundtrack, but metal

Terry Cavanagh's gravity-flipping platformer VVVVVV is beloved for many reasons, and for a lot of fans, one of those reasons is Magnus "Souleye" Pålsson's kicking electronic soundtrack, PPPPPP. I know I have spent after...

Darren Nakamura

4:00 PM on 06.09.2014

Journey composer facing $50,000 fine from Musicians Union

If you've played the likes of Journey, Monaco, or The Banner Saga, then you'll have heard the wonderful music composed by Austin Wintory. Unfortunately, the Grammy-nominated composer is under fire from his union, the America...

Alasdair Duncan

6:00 PM on 06.07.2014

Weekend Playlist: E3 Edition

It's my favorite time of the year ladies and gentlemen. E3 is almost upon us and therefore I have gathered the future sounds of Devolver Digital's excellent party line up which includes Nidhogg OST creator (and personal hero...

GRIMECRAFT

7:00 PM on 06.03.2014

Scarlet Moon artists brings global music talent to a game near you

Scarlet Moon Productions today announced the launch of Scarlet Moon Artists, an artist group dedicated to bringing renowned composers from around the globe to a game near you. Bridging the gap between East and West, the compo...

GRIMECRAFT





10:45 AM on 06.02.2014

Persona Q: 'I never felt like; dun dun dun dun doooow'

This new video of Persona Q's school nurse's office shows off the game's recovery and quests (yay!) systems. Cutest nurse's office ever, right? I think it's called Elizabeth's Room, and I know she must be a Jack Frost fan fr...

Dale North

6:00 PM on 06.01.2014

Year of the Yoshi is the definitive tribute to Nintendo's green dinosaur

Year of the Yoshi is the definitive musical tribute to Nintendo's green dinosaur. The 11-track album features remixes from games likes Yoshi’s Island, Mario Kart, Super Mario Galaxy, and the original Yoshi for NES.&nbs...

GRIMECRAFT

4:00 PM on 05.31.2014

Get stuck in the metal with this 17-minute tribute to video games

What's more metal than a 17-minute instrumental medley featuring some of your favorite video game tracks? Anything Nathan Explosion touches, but that's beside the point. This impressive project was three years in the making,...

Brittany Vincent

10:00 AM on 05.31.2014

Weekend Playlist: Watch Dogs Kart

This week two of the most anticipated games of the year released. I was personally baffled by the mess of licensed music included in Watch Dogs, so much so that I decided to just turn the radio off for good. Mario Kart 8&nbs...

GRIMECRAFT

12:30 PM on 05.29.2014

Game Music Lullabies album Prescription for Sleep now available

A few weeks back we mentioned that Metal Gear Solid series composer Norihiko Hibino was launching an album of game music tracks arranged and performed live to relax and sleep to. Prescription for Sleep: Game Music Lullab...

Dale North

10:00 AM on 05.24.2014

Weekend Playlist: Zelda beats you probably have not heard

Not going to lie, Hyrule Warriors has me pretty excited this week. Seeing Link in HD glory really gets me going – so much so that Ive almost forgot about Watch Dogs and Mario Kart 8. Perhaps I am exaggerating a bit, bu...

GRIMECRAFT

8:00 PM on 05.23.2014

Remix Default was produced on a 3DS

Last week saw the release of Ralfington and Dj CUTMAN's Bravely Default remix album featuring four tracks that pay homage to the characters of the critically acclaimed Nintendo 3DS game. Using Korg-DS10+, Rytm...

GRIMECRAFT



The old world European electronic noir of Transistor photo
The old world European electronic noir of Transistor
by Steven Hansen

As much as Jen Zee's mood paintings and art catalyzed what would become Transistor early on, so too did Darren Korb's music. The soundtrack is an important part of Transistor and while I'd like to be able to yell at you to go freely listen to it right now, there are some meaningful compositions that should first be experience in-game.

Making music is, "different at different stages of the process," Korb said. "At the beginning, there aren't a lot of other assets happening. There's not a lot of other stuff that defines the tone of the game so I'll kind of go off and try some things. I'll come back like, 'here's a thing and it feels this way,' and try to develop a center for the identity of music and the feel.

"As the process goes on, I can look at the art and look at the gameplay. That will affect and change the direction a little bit. Or I can regroup and go in a different direction. Once it's in and once we get a better sense of where the game is going story-wise, well here's a scene we need a specific thing for. It won't be blind, throwing darts and it hits something." That's when you get tracks that should be enjoyed in-game, but, like with Bastion, the early music helps set a tone.

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2:45 PM on 05.21.2014

SingStar resurfacing on PS4 later this year so you can sing your heart out

There isn't any decent karaoke where I live and I'm not in San Francisco or New York, so I turn to games like SingStar for my singing fix. SingStar is coming to PS4 in a big way later this year, and I couldn't be more ex...

Brittany Vincent

7:00 PM on 05.20.2014

Listen to the incredible Transistor soundtrack right here

Transistor is out today for the PC and PlayStation 4! The game is pretty great, and I've been enjoying my time with it so far. I'm especially loving the music, from the soundtrack itself to the fact that there's a dedicated ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz