Hey guys I was listening to this old gold while working some support tickets. For those of you not familiar with AFX, Aphex Twin or Richard David James. He is this cool Irish Dude who has been putting out tracks like the above since before I was born. I was reminded of him when i looked at my old iPod classics album…
One of the first things I did after the discontinuation of Anime Strike was delve into Re:Creators. It was thoroughly entertaining, and Hiroyuki Sawano knows his way around a soundtrack. His opening themes, in kind—especially “gravityWall”—were very good, but they still had me pining for another particular work of his.
Each session of the game starts off with agent Joanna Dark typing some random stuff on a Carrington Institute computer, followed by an augmented reality main menu. Select the Combat Simulator from there, and you enter their rendition of multiplayer in the most awesome of ways.
I was forged by many things as a malleable, impressionable teenager. One of the strongest of forces, a product of a very specific moment in time, was an ultra-geeky cauldron built from the focal point where anime, video games, early-2000's electronic music, and an older pre-social media incarnation of the internet all…
“I’m on smoko, so leave me alone!”
“Stay black, payback from way back. I’m the homie but the motherf****n’ homie don’t play that.”
One should not judge books by their covers, as the saying goes, but everything about the proverbial cover for this song is too delectable to not point out. That is a true blue badass song title, for one; even better is the band name. Ringo Deathstarr. A hilarious yet epic Hall of Fame all-time classic—nay, maybe the…
A jazz segment lasting all of nine seconds. A voice lodging itself into the cerebral cortices of an unsuspecting populace. A mantra on constant repeat, six times per minute, hurtling towards eternity. Breathing voice. Breathing eternity. Breathing ride. Breathing Mahvel baybee. Breathing Magneto. Breathing wheel.
“I’m sick of waiting around to be heard from six feet underground. And I’m sick of your disappointment, tasting like a bottle full of poison.”
This series was fated to be an irrationally personal watch of mine regardless of quality. I’ve finished it since that first write-up, though a full rundown of what I thought would take up another story entirely. As for right now? I just want to bask in the glow of one of my favorite ending themes from last year.
I’ve been working on this list for well over a month, so it’s high time I got it done before we get too far into the new year. A listened to a lot of new albums in 2017, and I found it exceptionally difficult to narrow down a list of my favorites. After a lot of listening and re-listening (and needing to expand from…
I first heard this song from someone who said that he found out about it through a feature spot in 2K Sports’ last-year entry of its basketball video game series, NBA 2K18. Genius even straight-up lists its album as the “NBA 2K18 Soundtrack”. Plenty of reason in my book to consider this a video game song.
Greetings, folks. I hope you all like music, because that’s what I want to talk about today!
“...And however hard that might feel, at least it was real if it could hurt like that.”
“Find me barely alive, too stupid to stay and too freaked out to drive.”
During this period of time when everyone, in their own ways, reflects on the year that was 2017, I aim to do my part by partaking in that most noble of pastimes: Having (bad) opinions about the United States of America’s tastes in pop music.
When it comes to video games, 2017 was not joking around—both for the sheer quality and their incredible soundtracks.
Today is the last Thursday of the year, and I think the occasion would be best spent looking back at all of the songs highlighted in this weekly music-writing series. This project was only (re)started in earnest five months ago, yet as should be evident here, that still covered a whole lot of ground.
Behold!! the DOOM 2016 of 2017! A seemingly improbable mashup of Nintendo’s Mario with Ubisoft’s Rabbids that went from laughingstock to object of extreme interest to improbably awesome game in mere months. I think some not-insubstantial credit for that belongs to a certain composer’s work.
“He’s mashed, I’m mashed, we’re mashed.”