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Jayson Napolitano was Destructoid's Music Editor, specializing in coverage of game music, chiptunes, and more. He now owns and operates Scarlet Moon Productions, a game audio PR and record label company, continuing to spread his love for game music.

Likes dinners, meticulously organizing files on his hard drive, harpsichords, KOS-MOS, and the Genso Suikoden series.
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Look at Yoshitaka Amano's Deva Zan story and art book

I've been looking forward to getting this book for a long time. When we featured The Sky: The Art of Final Fantasy some months back, we were told about the impending release of Deva Zan, Amano's literary debut that not ...   more

Look at Yoshitaka Amano's Deva Zan story and art book photo

Spectrum of Mana tribute album now available

Last month we shared an exclusive sample of Spectrum of Mana, a 3-disc tribute album to Hiroki Kikuta's timeless Secret of Mana soundtrack featuring stemage, Alexander Brandon, Tim Yarborough of The OneUps, and many others. T...   more

Spectrum of Mana tribute album now available photo

Top ten game music tracks to sleep to

This one's been on the back burner for way too long. While most recent editions of The Sound Card have focused on a single game franchise, I've been wanting to get back to the good ol' "What's on your playlist" kind of posts....   more

Top ten game music tracks to sleep to photo

I never realized Final Fantasy V's OST was this good

Another month, another batch of ten soundtracks to cover in our monthly Note Worthy feature. We've got a lot of great music in this issue, including the Final Fantasy V Remaster Version, six hours of music with Before Meteor:...   more

I never realized Final Fantasy V's OST was this good photo

This Super Mario World orchestral arrangement is glorious

Video Games Live is making a final push for its Kickstarter campaign, unveiling a fantastic arrangement from Super Mario World (which you can hear below) that it hopes to take to Nintendo and get on the upcoming Video Ga...   more

This Super Mario World orchestral arrangement is glorious photo

Come see Gamer Jams concert if you're near Los Angeles

Will you be in the Los Angeles area near the end of September? If so, you might want to head over to the Ford Theater on Friday, September 27 at 8:30pm for a special orchestral performance featuring the Young Musicians Founda...   more

Come see Gamer Jams concert if you're near Los Angeles photo

Enjoy these Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft music samples

It's been a while since we've talked about the Warcraft card game spin-off, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. Blizzard Entertainment is currently taking beta sign-ups, so I thought it would be a good time to find out what's go...   more

Enjoy these Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft music samples photo

Pokemon X and Y soundtrack to ship on four discs

Nintendo is on a roll. After the five-disc Fire Emblem: Awakening soundtrack earlier this year, they're now putting out a four-disc Pokemon X and Y soundtrack titled Nintendo 3DS Pokémon X・Y Super Music Col...   more

Pokemon X and Y soundtrack to ship on four discs photo

Nobuo Uematsu's return to form with Blik-0 soundtrack

Last month's Note Worthy featured some of the best music I've heard this year. It's interesting then, that this month, we have a lot of shorter releases, including several free-to-download albums, which is good if you broke t...   more

Nobuo Uematsu's return to form with Blik-0 soundtrack photo

Celebrate 20 years of Secret of Mana with fan remix album

It's really been 20 years since Secret of Mana was released. I still listen to the game's amazing soundtrack composed by Hiroki Kikuta on a weekly basis, so it's great news that a group of musical masterminds have combin...   more

Celebrate 20 years of Secret of Mana with fan remix album photo

Video Games Live takes to Kickstarter to fund third album

Maybe you've been to a Video Games Live concert. Maybe, like me, you loved it, and sought out past CD and DVD releases. The show has only gotten better with time as they incorporate more and more music into the program, and a...   more

Video Games Live takes to Kickstarter to fund third album photo

Lords of Shadow 2's Dracula still evolving as a character

While there was a ton of news about Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 a few weeks back at San Diego Comic Con, we did have a few more tidbits to share from a joint session with the voice of Gabriel Belmont/Dracula, Robert C...   more

Lords of Shadow 2's Dracula still evolving as a character photo

Classic Castlevania music teased for Lords of Shadow 2?

We mentioned a few days ago that Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 will feature a brand new soundscape. However, what has me even more excited was producer Dave Cox's response to my plea for classic Castlevania tracks, such as "...   more

Classic Castlevania music teased for Lords of Shadow 2? photo

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII OST on four discs

Square Enix is super serious about the Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII soundtrack. I've never seen so much activity in terms of pre-releasing singles from a game as they've done three times now with "The Savior," "Crims...   more

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII OST on four discs photo

Digging deeper into Lords of Shadow 2 with Dave Cox

We learned a lot about Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 from our time at San Diego Comic-Con last week. We saw a demo showcasing the game's emphasis on exploration and combat, experienced it on PC, and have also delved into the...   more

Digging deeper into Lords of Shadow 2 with Dave Cox photo

Lords of Shadow 2 soundtrack will sound quite different

In a recent chat with producer Dave Cox at San Diego Comic Con, we learned that composer Oscar Araujo is busily working on the soundtrack, and that it will sound very much different compared to those of Lords of Shadow and Mi...   more

Lords of Shadow 2 soundtrack will sound quite different photo