Released last year on June 22, 2015, Armonite’s second album, and first album in 15 years The Sun Is New Each Day is a vibrant instrumental prog album that is full of both complex and beautiful melodies. The prominent electric violin reminds me a bit of the Dixie Dregs. The album sounds like a Soundtrack at times, which makes sense since the band has published videos of a few movie theme covers from their show The Soundtrack is New Each Day. In fact, it sounds more like a video game soundtrack to me. ‘‘G’ as in Gears’ could easily … Read more
Danimal Cannon’s 2011 album Roots was one of the albums that got me into chiptune music (although other Ubiktune releases certainly contributed to that as well) and remains one of my favorite albums still. Danimal’s new album Lunaria contains the same familiar upbeat gameboy programmed chiptunes paired with prog metal guitar riffs, but on a whole new level.
What sets this album apart from past Danimal albums is the fact that the songs were composed on guitar first, with the chiptunes composed around those guitar parts. Also new to Lunaria, is the addition of vocals on a few of the … Read more
Mixing metal with chiptune, or retro-sounding synth sounds, isn’t something new, many bands or artists have done it on different levels, from C-Jeff to Haken, but a newcomer that seems to do it right is always a good news! The album will come out May 25th through Glasstone Records in physical format, and on Itunes for digital downloads.
Here are some other tunes from the album:
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Last Chance To Reason‘s Level 3 will come out on Prosthetic Records on August 6th. It seems like it’s been a really short time since Level 2 came out… I guess that’s a sign of a good album keeping you entertained for quite some time, now!
Nao look at dat artwork!
Go and like LCTR on facebook, fools!
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This website provides you with a stream of the first album of this grandiose project : Kanto Symphony. You can also get it for a minimum of 10 dollars.
Artist Skotein, composition major, has taken on the huge undertaking that is reorcherstrating all Pokémon games’ music! And what a wonderful way to revive our childhood than to give a second, more mature, listen to its soundtrack.
The album contains numerous solo artists and visual artists, too.
Kanto Symphony is a real professional recording that is sure to get the geek, the nerd, and the nostalgic we all are.
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Now on sale for just 99 cents is the “Talking to Women about Videogames” album by Jonathan Holmes (associate editor of Destructoid). This album is a collection of remixes of the theme song of Jonathan’s YouTube series Talking to Women about Videogames and features tracks by video game music composers such as Jesse Hopkins (Mount and Blade, Gratuitous Space Battles), Souleye (VVVVVV), Danny B (Super Meat Boy, HAWP), Matt Harwood (Bit.Trip, Alien Hominid) among many others. This album is all over the place with some very low … Read more
For just $1 (or more) you get Prechtale, along with 7+ other chiptune albums. There are also special perks for donating more (if you’re the #3 top contributor C-Jeff will include your name or nickname (within reason!) in a song title for his upcoming album “Big Steel Wheels”).
Check it out!
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