Soothing arrangements of gaming’s greatest melodies performed live by GENTLE LOVE, featuring Norihiko Hibino of the Metal Gear Solid series
Prescription for Sleep: Game Music Lullabies Launch Trailer
San Diego, California – May 20, 2014 – Scarlet Moon Records is thrilled to announce the availability of its highly-anticipated Prescription for Sleep: Game Music Lullabies arrangement album, presenting many of gaming’s greatest melodies arranged to sooth and relax, performed live by saxophonist Norihiko Hibino (known for his contributions to the Metal Gear Solid series, including the iconic “Snake Eater” theme) and pianist AYAKI. The album is fully licensed and is now available via LOUDR and other digital retailers:
The themes featured on Prescription for Sleep: Game Music Lullabies were carefully selected to include titles with renowned soundtracks that both gamers and game music enthusiasts will appreciate. Fan favorites such as Donkey Kong Country and Secret of Mana are featured alongside critically acclaimed scores like NieR and Demon’s Souls. The full track list is as follows:Continue reading →
Come listen this week as Adam tries yet again to end the show prematurely, Huey loses his mind as Mike TV gets a little extra crotchety, and Ryan offers up a really awesome update in the world of Unreal.
Also, we feature the amazingly talented Danimal Cannon and all his bald goodness. Lastly, we talk about who could be our biggest fan. Is it Dan Blair, or Bob Rose? Tune in to find out!
The Megas joined us for a hour and a half interview and we played a few tracks from the album! Started off with the boys enjoying some Crust Gourmet Pizza, only available in California, and we dove into the tracks in the album.
Topics covered: What the Megas have on their band booking demand list, Orlando Nerd Fest, MAGFest, why The Megas won’t be at Bitgen Gamerfest 9, Water Slides, Xbox Kinect, Water Slides, The future of the Megas, Greg’s past in Agent 51, Punk Rock’s connection to the VGM scene, Renting a cabana to cut the line in water slides, and favorite types of tricks off the diving board.
Tonight @10PM EST we’re having the Megas on 8bitX. To me personally, this is a landmark moment. As we will sit down and discuss games, lyrics, fan questions, and the future of The Megas. I’m listening to the Promise of Redemption (Acoustic) as I write this. The power of music is something quite amazing.
Personally growing up I never had many friends, and those who were close really were friends in name only. When the chips were down I couldn’t count on them to have my back. As a loner music was a great escape for me. I dove into the Punk Rock culture, my feelings of angst and torment found an outlet in the short angry songs with energy for years. During research I discovered today that Greg from the Megas played for [more] Agent 51, a punk band that formed around 1995. It’s amazing to see how music has influenced people.
Music for me was an escape. Punk Rock kid was handed a tape from The Roots. Laying down at night listening to my Roots cassette tape over and over as the lyrics flowed effortlessly into moving poetry with anti-establishment sentiment behind them. A culture of empowerment behind every word flowing with the fury of repression and systemic oppression. It was this caliber of talent and skill that introduced me to conscious Hip Hop. I was unlike anything I had ever heard before.
As the evolution of life takes hold, years later discovering bands like The Minibosses, The Advantage, and the NESkimos. There were at most a handful of bands as I started checking into this growing scene that I needed to show the world how talented these guys are. Then it happened. I heard The Megas.
The paradigm shift that is caused by The Megas in the video game music scene is like nothing our culture has seen. They bring in new fans, their songs transcend the genre. Anyone can listen to their songs and really get into it not even knowing it’s about video games. This moment happens when you listen to their songs and realize that The Megas will be one of those bands that can be considered “bigger than the scene”. I had this realization when I first heard the first few iconic chords of “The Quick and The Blue” off the acoustic album.
Tonight we interview The Megas to discuss History Repeating Red. I hope you can come out and enjoy the show.
The show covered topics ranging from childhood memories of Ecto Cooler, best game to play under the influence, and why certain audience members are “terrible fathers”. Naturally the tracks of the album were covered, as well as some classic stories from The World is Square’s first show!
Trivia based giveways of the album happened three times so make sure you catch the shows live! We also touched on Nick Doane’s Final Fantasy VI Abridged project – Official Site: http://www.finalfantasyviabridged.com and we also discovered that Josh can belt out Family Matters acapella to send everyone on their way to a great TGIF!!
Remix musicians Dj CUTMAN and Ralfington create a remix tribute to the characters of critically acclaimed Nintendo 3DS game, Bravely Default
Philadelphia, PA – May 14th 2014 – GameChops is proud to announce a new addition to its ever-growing catalog of video game remix albums. REMIX DEFAULT is a collaboration between New Jersey musician Ralfington and Philadelphia DJ / producer Dj CUTMAN. REMIX DEFAULT re-creates the theme music of each of the four main characters from the Bravely Default soundtrack, originally composed by Revo.
REMIX DEFAULT is a fusion of retro-sounding chiptunes and futuristic EDM. Ralfington transcribed the songs onto his 3DS using the Korg DS10 software. Dj CUTMAN mixed and mastered the songs using the audio production software Ableton Live.
About GameChops GameChops is a record label for video game remixes. Founded by Dj CUTMAN in 2012, GameChops releases albums of electronic cover songs by obtaining mechanical licensees. These albums are professionally mixed and mastered to ensure a high quality listening experience, and each project focuses on a different game or series.