From his new soundproof studio, Alexander Brandon joined The 8bit Extravaganza to talk about his career, unveil three new tracks, and to promote his Just Fun kickstarter.
“This was one of the best guests we’ve ever had on the 8bit Extravaganza” states host Will Strouse, “from the moment the show opened Alexander Brandon’s energy and enthusiasm never came down to human levels!”.
Three tracks from the Just Fun album were heard for the first time ever, and they are included in the podcast:
- A Thousand Words (featuring James Sutton & Stemage)
- Chronophasia (featuring Virt)
- Infinity (featuring Big Giant Circles
Brandon discusses the early days working at Epic with Cliffy B, his personal gaming history, Jazz Jackrabbit, freelancing in today’s music realm, and also unveils a killer set of impressions YOU HAVE TO HEAR.
Alexander Brandon talks Just Fun, Jazz Jackrabbit & your questions LIVE!
Alexander Brandon has done some amazing things as a video game music composer in his 20 year career. The author of a book about game music, and has put together a body of work that one cannot argue with to consider him one of the greatest composers in our generation.
Brandon has done work on everything from Extreme Pinball, Dues Ex, Unreal and many many more. But for me, the greatest thing Alexander Brandon has completed in my personal fanboy vision is that he did Jazz Jackrabbit 2.
Jazz Jackrabbit was simply unplayable without the sound. I struggled with getting my non-SoundBlaster soundcard to work with the original game, and finally when I did GOOD HEAVEN!!!! The variations of the game for the Holidays (Holiday Hare) were just as awesome and I really cannot wait to talk about this line of games with Alexander Brandon.
Alexander Brandon will also be answering your questions in our chatroom LIVE Saturday night starting at 9:00PM Eastern.
Special Guests Korean Composer Nauts, and playing interpreter Taek (also the Creative Director of Bar Oasis) joined us on the program courtesy of Scarlet Moon Productions. Jayson N. was also on the line as he had coordinated the international effort.
This was our station’s first international multi-language interview, and what a BLAST we had! Nauts revealed the unique musical creation process behind Monarch Heroes, as well as discussed Bar Oasis, and a pivotal video game memory from his childhood involving the NES being smashed….
The file is available for download on the 8bit Extravaganza Podcast feed, or a direct link is below!
New Video Game Rescue Podcast!!
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Episode #55 – E3 2013 Coverage
Video Game Rescue
Bring an old friend back to life!