Hey! Listen! Charlie Murder Soundtrack for the Punkocalypse

One of the most impressive and unifying features of Ska Studios’ games is the wicked soundtrack that James and Michelle Silva always put together on top of doing all of the game design and development. Charlie Murder has you playing as a punk band so it’s soundtrack particularly stands out and melts faces. Fans will… Continue reading

Hey! Listen! Final Fantasy VI: Balance and Ruin by OCRemix

I’d say Overclocked Remix made good on its first Kickstarter. In raising over $30,000 to pay for licensing fees and live musicians, it was able to put together its most epic album yet. The end result is a tribute album to Nobuo Uematsu’s classic Final Fantasy VI soundtrack. It’s breadth is only equalled by its… Continue reading

Hey! Listen! K.K. and Friends Animal Crossing Remix Album

The first time I discovered K.K. Slider in Animal Crossing changed my entire outlook on the series. Until that point, I just did my daily chores, decorated my home, and asked myself why I was playing the game before playing again the next day. Afterwards not only did I start adjusting my Saturday night plans… Continue reading

Hey! Listen! Tiny Barbarian DX Soundtrack by Jeff Ball

Well, Ethan raved about it in his review of Tiny Barbarian DX, but I had to listen to the soundtrack myself. Holy hell, if this doesn’t make you want to embark on a retro barbarian adventure, you need to get in touch with your gaming roots. Nailed it. The music definitely envokes a sense of… Continue reading

Hey! Listen! Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Meets the Sounds of Mega Ran

Random aka Mega Ran has returned and has taken on one of the most revered soundtracks of all time, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night with his latest album – Castlevania: The Nocturnal Cantata. Hip-hop fans of Castlevania will appreciate “the story of the classic game is retold over slick sample flips and loops.” Definitely the most… Continue reading

Hey! Listen! Retro Game Music Bundle with Never-Before-Released Albums

  While there are a lot of new albums and artists releasing retro music these days, it’s a bit of a rarity to see music collections of from actual retro games. Retro Game Music Bundle has brought together 13 albums of retro goodness including soundtracks that have never been released from games like Myst, The 7th… Continue reading

Horrible Times #416: The New Past

It has been a timewarp around games recently, I thought we were on the cusp of a new generation. I guess leave it to a Nintendo news week to take you back to the classics, but I don’t know if that magic is working anymore Big N. I will say I’m feeling better about the… Continue reading

Hey! Listen! Smooth McGroove VGM Acapella

Smooth McGroove, the man is epic enough for his hair and beard alone, but it turns out his voice can recreate just about every instrument used in some truly classic video game songs. I certainly recommend supporting him and his beautiful beard by purchasing his 22 track album on Bandcamp that covers an assortment of… Continue reading

Hey! Listen! Super Metroid Symphony Sounds as Good as It Played

The Synthetic Orchestra is known for creating orchestral compositions of select video game music. It is a project by Blake Robinson that has tackled a variety of classic games. Now he has turned his attention to one of the most atmospheric video game soundtracks of all time, Super Metroid. Super Metroid Symphony is an hour-long… Continue reading

Hey! Listen! Chrono Jigga Jay-Z Mash-Up with Chrono Trigger by 2 Mello

As someone who has non-sensical hip-hop tastes, The Grey Album was responsible for actually opening my mind to enjoying his music. So you can say I have a soft spot for Jay-Z mash-ups. Add in my weakness for video game music that is well documented on this and you know I never stood a chance… Continue reading