Showing posts with label Video Game Vinyl. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Video Game Vinyl. Show all posts

08/10/2021

๐Ÿ’ฟ๐Ÿ“€ Children of Morta | Vinyl | Video Game Soundtrack ๐Ÿ’ฟ๐Ÿ“€ @minimum_records #VideoGameVinyl #Vinyl

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Available From:
https://www.minimumrecords.net/shop/baovigseys35z3i68et75e1hdtk0gv

Label - Minimum Records

www.minimumrecords.net

Music by - Hamidreza Ansari

https://hamidrezaansari.com/home

Taken from the 2019 ARPG game ‘Children of Morta’ developed by Dead Mage, the game tells the story of the Bergson family, who are trying to erase ‘the Corruption’ from their home, Mount Morta. 

Children of Morta is a game I have played only briefly, it just so happened to be a game I was just tucking into – not to review for GF, just stumbled upon it on Game Pass – just as a deluge of things that required coverage came into the GF HQ and the flaming gavel of justice was required elsewhere once more. Whilst I only spent an hour or so with the game, I was digging the presentation and mood and so I’m intrigued by how the soundtrack feels as a standalone piece of music.

06/10/2021

๐Ÿ•ท️๐Ÿ•ธ️Spider-Man Original Video Game Soundtrack Music by John Paesano ๐Ÿ•ธ️๐Ÿ•ท️ #Vinyl #VideoGameVinyl

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Available at Mondo - https://mondoshop.com/collections/all/products/marvels-spider-man-original-video-game-soundtrack-2xlp

The first record we’ve covered from either Mondo or musician John Paesano, this double-LP of Insomniac’s 2018 hit pulls no punches with the sprawling filmic audio expanse that it creates.

03/10/2021

๐Ÿ’ฟ Video Game Vinyl Fantasies | #2 | Britt Recommends ๐Ÿ’ฟ #Vinyl #VideoGameVinyl

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My previous Vinyl Fantasies article on VGM vinyl back in May (https://www.gamesfreezer.co.uk/2021/05/video-game-vinyl-britt-recommends.html) resulted in some absolutely wonderful conversations, feedback and comments.

The article appeared to really resonate with a lot of people (thank you to all!) and so it made perfect sense to get hips deep again and talk about other albums that really stand out for me – as well as some recent additions to the GF collection.

Once again, there is so much solid gold out there that I keep coming across music that quite frankly makes my trousers fly off my legs and turn into butterflies that scatter across the universe…so here are more records that soundtrack my days.

02/10/2021

๐Ÿ’ฟ Dead by Daylight Vinyl | Review | "Michel .F April’s brooding, atmospheric score" ๐Ÿ’ฟ @MichelFApril #VideoGameVinyl #Vinyl

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(https://returntoanalogrecords.com/products/dead-by-daylight-ost-rsd-canada-exclusive?_pos=1&_sid=2c47c8118&_ss=r)

This is the first release I’ve covered from Return to Analog - a label based in Canada - and the contact, support, shipping and packaging were excellent, so it was off to a great start!


Being unfamiliar with the Dead by Daylight game, I went into this album with no prior expectations...but, upon seeing some of the track titles (Being Watched, Suffering, Enduring Torment, Threatening Gloom…) I did wonder if I’d have to listen from behind a tear-absorbent pillow.

30/09/2021

๐Ÿ’ฟ๐Ÿ’ฟThe Angry Video Game Nerd 1&2 Deluxe Vinyl | Review | "An Expansive Triple Vinyl" ๐Ÿ’ฟ๐Ÿ’ฟ @blackscreenrec #VideoGameVinyl #Vinyl

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Having been a fan of The Angry Video Game Nerd for a good few years (I think the first video I ever saw was The Silver Surfer), I can remember when the games based on the series were first released  - in 2013 and 2016 respectively – and their addictive ‘dive in and out’ qualities combined with laser-focused platforming challenge and shining 8-bit audio work made such an impression on me that I leapt to cover the deluxe versions when they were released last year  (https://www.gamesfreezer.co.uk/search/label/AVGN%201%262%20Deluxe).

07/09/2021

๐ŸŽผ๐Ÿ’ฟ๐Ÿ“€ Sparkster Vinyl Review ๐ŸŽผ๐Ÿ’ฟ๐Ÿ“€ @blackscreenrec #Vinyl #VGMVinyl

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https://blackscreenrecords.com/products/sparkster-rocket-knight-adventures-2-original-soundtrack?ref=DKckbeLXWw8-aj

I’m a big fan of the Mega Drive sound chip. There’s a snappiness and rawness that really pops out on vinyl and appeals to me on an almost genetic level and, combined with the Konami Sound Team’s (Konami Kukeiha Club) understanding of the chip...wizardry can ensue, as is the case with some tracks on Sparkster.

05/09/2021

๐Ÿ“€๐Ÿ’ฟ๐ŸŽผ Machinarium Vinyl Soundtrack Review ๐Ÿ“€๐Ÿ’ฟ๐ŸŽผ

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In my recent articles on Amanita Design’s Creaks (video game review – https://www.gamesfreezer.co.uk/2021/06/creaks-review-xbox-series-x-910.html, vinyl soundtrack review - https://www.gamesfreezer.co.uk/2021/08/creaks-soundtrack-on-vinyl-vinyl-vgm.html) I referenced how my introduction to them – 2009’s Machinarium – had a real impact on me. I think it’s safe to say, games that present themselves wordlessly really fondle my cheeks and ruffle my hair, I adore them – when done correctly. 

28/08/2021

๐Ÿ’ฟ๐Ÿ“€ Mango Mage Records | Interview With Britt ๐Ÿ’ฟ๐Ÿ“€ #VideoGameVinyl #Vinyl @TheMangoMage

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During my recent dalliances across the internet in search of gaming vinyl, I happened across new label Mango Mage Records, and as they seemed so blinking lovely, I thought it would be great to get to know them a little better, especially as they seemed in an interesting position as they were a new label and just celebrating the sell-out of their first release. Fear not!


There are more releases to come…


https://www.mangomagerecords.com

08/08/2021

๐Ÿ“€ Hang on to Your Hat | Black Screen Records | Vinyl | Review | (A big band take on the music of Mario 64) ๐Ÿ“€ @blackscreenrec #Vinyl #VGM

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A huge part of Mario’s charm is in the music and you’d be stretched to find a more fondly remembered title in Mario’s canon than Mario 64, the 1996 release on the Nintendo 64.

Quite different from other vinyl orchestral releases that I’ve heard/covered, Hang on to Your Hat is recorded in a big band style by the Video Game Jazz Orchestra and is all the better for it with the original tunes completely fitting this particular swinging throwback style.

07/08/2021

๐Ÿ“€ Zelda & Chill | Vinyl Review | Black Screen Records | "it’s all about the tunes baby, and it delivers (Ocarina of) time and time again" ๐Ÿ“€ @blackscreenrec #VGM #Vinyl

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My partner @kingdomofcarts first came across Mikel’s Zelda & Chill on Spotify a year or so ago, it popped up as a recommended listen and we were both instantly hooked.

The blend of familiar, timeless Zelda melodies with trip-hop beats is a real winner and an album we continually return to, several times a week.

05/08/2021

๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ’ฟ Creaks Soundtrack on Vinyl ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ’ฟ #Vinyl #VGM

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As a fan of Amanita Design’s previous game Machinarium, I was looking forward to covering Creaks and my subsequent review (https://www.gamesfreezer.co.uk/2021/06/creaks-review-xbox-series-x-910.html) cemented them – for me - as a developer with a really unique perspective and masters of their craft, especially in terms of presentation, mood and atmosphere tied to richly-textured and yet accessible gameplay.

Before listening to the album, Lukas Kunce at Amanita Design sent me a link to a documentary put together by the man behind the Hidden Orchestra – Joe Acheson – that turned out to be not just an invaluable resource for understanding the creation of the music for the Creaks soundtrack but is also just plain awesome in terms of being a really relaxing and incredibly interesting documentary, full stop - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67S-rAyku3U I urge you all to watch!

03/08/2021

๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ’ฟ๐Ÿฟ️ Mr Nutz - Wayo Records ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ’ฟ๐Ÿฟ️ @wayorecords #Vinyl #VGM

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Mr Nutz - Wayo Records


Wayo Records’ previous release - a double 12-inch, gatefold presentation of the always-welcome Yuzo Koshiro’s 1990 Actraiser - has been followed up by something distinctly more cartoonish in nature, namely the well-received 1993 French 2D platformer, Mr Nutz. 

08/06/2021

๐Ÿฆ A Short Hike (& Vinyl soundtrack) | Review | Nintendo Switch | 9.5/10 | "An Awesome Slice of Whimsical Freedom" ๐Ÿฆ @adamgryu #IndieGames #GameDev

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A Short Hike was a game that passed me by upon release. During my recent run of various articles and interviews with those involved in VGM, I struck up a conversation with Stumpy Frog Records (awesome guy) when purchasing The Cat Lady (awesome record, awesome game) and ended up receiving the soundtrack for A Short Hike*.

During the brief period that the record was in transit, I took the opportunity to play A Short Hike so that I had context for the accompanying vinyl soundtrack and the stars really aligned here, as I ended up having a memorable couple of hours with a real gem of a game that I heartily recommend.

30/05/2021

๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ’ฟ Games Freezer Interviews: BlipBlop VGM On Wax ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ’ฟ @blipblopwax #VideoGameVinyl #Vinyl

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Continuing my deep dive into the world of video game vinyl, I recently contacted Frederik at Blip Blop to get a fuller understanding of what they do over at www.blipblop.net 

29/05/2021

๐Ÿ“€๐Ÿธ๐Ÿ’ฟGames Freezer Interviews : Stumpy Frog Records ๐Ÿ’ฟ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿ“€ @stumpyfrogrecs #VideoGameVinyl #Vinyl

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Tying in nicely with my recent articles on video game vinyl as well as our interview with Harvester Games’ mastermind Rem Michalski, this interview with Stumpy Frog Records came about as I happened across them on Twitter due to them promoting The Cat Lady vinyl soundtrack.

That soundtrack very quickly came to be a favourite and I had a really great experience as a customer with Stumpy Frog to the point that I wanted to learn more about them, hence this interview.

Whilst they only have a couple of releases under their belt, there’s a lot of gold bubbling in preparation and I can absolutely vouch for their quality, customer service and professionalism.

21/05/2021

๐Ÿ’ฟ Video Game Vinyl Fantasies | #1 | Britt Recommends ๐Ÿ’ฟ

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Having got into vinyl around ten years ago upon inheriting my late grandfather’s record player, it was only upon the release of Streets of Rage 2 via Data Discs (in 2017-ish?) that I began dipping into picking up video game soundtracks with any regularity.

At first, it was just the Data Discs releases that intrigued me; Outrun, Golden Axe, Sonic Mania, Shinobi etc. but I soon got hips deep into the scene and began learning of some really cool labels that were releasing some serious gold.

In this article, I thought I’d shine a light on the labels and releases that really stand out for me and will include links in each section. Whilst this list isn’t exhaustive, it does pretty much sum up the records that are entrenched in my mind at the moment.

Maybe the next article would be the soundtracks I’d dearly love to be released in vinyl form, who knows?

For now, enjoy and please, let me know if there are any that I’ve missed!

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