Join Arecibo Radio
Â for a GameFuel
special presentation with Grant “Stemage” Henry
for the “Where Good Marbles Go To Die” release party.
Â Grant “Stemage” Henry, the
manÂ behind several amazing bands such as Metroid Metal
Â and Yes, Mayhem
, is also an accomplished solo artist who has composed forÂ indie games Alpha Squad
and Radiant Escape.
Marble Madness highlights seven new tracks featuring various accomplished guests such as Disasterpeace, Kirby Pufocia,Â andÂ VikingGuitar.Â Â Stemage emphasizes the direction of Marble Madness when he states, “The Marble Madness soundtrack has a lot of variety, and that theme carries over to this album. Iâ€™ve actually been calling it a â€œcollection of remixesâ€ instead of an album, but things are really starting to flow together.”
Taking place onÂ June 2nd at 9 PM EST, Marble MadnessÂ will be played in full, along with many other surprises, such as the digital release of the album during the show itself. And if you haven’t tuned intoÂ GameFuel, Â you’re in for a treat. GameFuel is a game-centric show of hard-hitting music, particularly of the videogame and videogame-inspired variety, also featuring chiptunes and other original works every week, hosted by the ever exuberant KyleJCrb.Â Be sure to tune in to Arecibo RadioÂ this Saturday for an exclusive listen to what may very well be an awesome album.
Established by the creators of the leading independent video game editorial siteÂ IndieGames.com
Â and online download serviceÂ Desura
, indie game bundle websiteÂ Indie Royale
Â releases game bundles every two weeks to help get the word out over games that are worth playing and support developers that are typically passed over in mainstream media.
Recently, Indie Royale has recently released some cool game releases in the name of charity with the Â All-Charity Lightning Pack, such as Osmos, B.U.T.T.O.N., The Shivah, and Blueberry Garden. Â In addition to all these awesome games that you get, you’ll receive even more bonuses for just a $7 minimum donation — Jake “virt” Kaufman‘s acclaimed FX4,Â Toronto-based chiptune artistÂ 6955‘sÂ IN1ep, and Disasterpeace‘s Level albums are all available for you right now. The best part of this pack’s deal is that 100% of your donation goes to charities like UNICEF, Electronic Frontier Foundation, ActionAid, and Amnesty International.
With less than twenty hours left, make sure toÂ subscribe to Indie Royaleâ€™s newsletterÂ for future deals andÂ buy the bundleÂ today!
San Francisco composer Disasterpeace
, also known as Rich Vreeland
, really knows how to spend his time creating something absolutely delightful. And by ‘time’, we mean every progressive second that we have listened to with his most recent work like Rise of the Obsidian InterstellarÂ
wholeheartedly changes up the conventions of chip music, giving room for something reminiscent between progressive rock and 8-bit ambience, Â along with a fewÂ intriguingÂ twists in style.
Along with the exciting release of the multiple award-winning indie platformerÂ FEZ just this week alone, Disasterpeace’s original soundtrack of the same name is also scheduled to be available this Friday, April 20th. From what we’ve heard of the available free tracks, theÂ FEZ soundtrack isÂ astonishingly awe-inspiring. “Home” sets an interesting, lo-fi quality that seems to be explored throughout select songs while Â “Puzzle” reveals a evocative change of pace and marks Disasterpeace’s ability to easily transcend a set style in favor of establishing mood and tone throughout the Â actual game itself. Â “Compass” is another favorite of ours that is simply stimulating and beautiful, which we feel speaks loudly (or rather, softly) about Disasterpeace’s power to create contemplative spaciousness.
You can pre-order your copy now of the originalÂ FEZ soundtrack on Disasterpeace’s Bandcamp, available for $5.
In commemoration of the Game Developer’s Conference occurring in San Francisco this week,Â 8bitSF
Â decided to hold a chiptune show. Gathering artists such as minusbaby, Freaky DNA, A_Rival, Disasterpeace, and virt, the show featured a variety of chiptune styles.
Louis GorenfieldÂ kicked the night off immediately, playing some of his own original creations. Next up wasÂ The Glowing Stars, whose traditional rock style mixed with chip really kicked off the show. Their setlist included some tracks from their collaborative Horchata album, except with just them instead of Awkward Terrible as well as it was on the album. They were followed byÂ Zen Albatross, whose tracks flowed into each other into one cohesive groove.
After him,Â virtÂ came on stage, playing a couple tracks off his recent FX4 album and another from the Mighty Switch Force soundtrack. The crowd went wild just as he did on stage, and it was a rather crazy experience. Â Following virt wascrashfaster; their fusion of chip and synthesized vocals proved to be a unique and enjoyable set. Â After a short break,minusbabyÂ took the stage. Just as with Zen’s set earlier in the night, it was one cohesive experience.
DisasterpeaceÂ took the stage next, and proceeded to rock out like there was no tomorrow. He also played a mix of recent stuff and a fan favorite. We were treated toÂ Freaky DNAÂ next, and he played a mix of tracks. Dancing like mad on stage, he controlled the playlist via a usb controller and really got everyone moving.Â A_RivalÂ ended the night, and a fitting finale it was. He played several tracks, including his remix of the classic Ninja Turtles theme song, and ended it with a song from his album 8-Bit Pimp. He also handed out free copies of said CD after the show.
It was a rather successful night; people had predicted upwards of 100 people to show up, and judging by how packed it was that mark was probably exceeded. Great times were had by all, some of the times drunken, but all in all a great show.
Can we just say two words? Mashup. Galore. Mixed by theÂ amazing Chris Geehan,Â Indie Mashup EP: Sharing is Caring attempts to take a rather ‘modern’ take on classic indie music from such games asÂ Aquaria, Sword and Sworcery, To the Moon, Jamestown, Shatter, Tower of Heaven, and more. With solid remixes from reputed artists within the community like A_Rival, Module, & Disasterpeace, we’d say that this 11-track EP succeeds at showcasing the vast reach of creativity within the VGM scene. Francisco Cerda’s “DARK STAR” provides a particularly haunting, yet amazing orchestral renditionÂ Jim Guthrie’s original “Lone Star” while Module’s “Mutant Jazz Space Babies Remix” proves to be the ultimate groovy, chill-out session of aÂ Sword and Sorcery original.
While we’ve embedded the albumÂ above to give you a quick preview,Â Indie Mashup EP: Sharing is Caring is available exclusively on Game Music BundleÂ in a Pay-What-You-Want format.