Heavy Troopa: Super Mario RPG Tribute Album

From GM4A:

Heavy Troopa is Ready to Launch!

This compilation is a tribute and celebration of the amazing and wonderful game Super Mario RPG Legend of the Seven Stars. this is a three disc album that recreates nearly all the songs and scenes from the 1996 Nintendo/Squaresoft game.

There are many amazing and diverse artists and bands lending their skill to commemorate this pinnacle of video game entertainment. We hope you remember all the wonderful memories you have from this game as you enjoy the album. As for folks who have never played the game, we hope this sparks interest in your mind about this wonderful and often overlooked classic!

Download the entire album in the Media section.

No Balls, No Glory: Super Dodge Ball soundtrack remixed

From Destructoid:

No Balls, No Glory
is an internet EP release by The Bad Dudes, a multinational group of
musicians that releases covers of video game music. This release
contains 16 remixed songs from Kazuo Sawa’s original score for the 1989
NES game, all arranged with each dodge ball team’s country of origin in
Project Producer Mustin said, “I’m excited about releasing this project in conjunction with Aksys games and their Brawlers release. I hope the music pays suitable tribute to the Super Dodge Ball video game we all played as kids.”

free shit: kaneel, nine inch nails, kahvi, and much more

Sorry for the delay folks, been busy playing pokemon red. yes. the original.  now, without further ado, and in no particular order, free shit for may 12 2008

seriously folks, give kaneel some time on your speakers, you won’t be
disappointed.  he’s been doing the netlabel thing for a while and has
been released on some of the heavy hitters in the scene (this release still on petite&jolie =) ).

Nine Inch Nails – The Slip
Reznor released his new album for free (actually for free, no graded
sales gimmick), under a creative commons license.  A bit weak in the
production department, but for 2 months of work and for free it’s not
bad, considering the source.

sociopath recordings:
SRmp3 083 Horion – No Fear Restriction
Dark and filled with heavy IDM and DnB elements, this is actually pretty good considering it’s on sociopath.  thumbs up

SRmp3 082 Eraplee Noisewall Orchestra – Sigma God Metal
thumbs down… this really is mostly a wall of noise… but hey, it’s hard to stand out in breakcore

SRmp3 081 Rekombinacja – Notoryczni Wyznawcy Ewidentnych Uproszczen
Mutant breakcore that is probably a little too self indulgent, but not nearly as harsh on the ears as Sigma God Metal

SRmp3 080 Skodvolt – Rhubarb Wrecker
Glitch/IDM influenced, with a few samples from movies or something, not wholly unenjoyable but definitely not for the breakcore beginner.

tube’|122 Entia Non – Lilt
Lilt sounds more like incidental music from a film than it does anything else, complete with the sound effects.  a very stripped down and ambient feel, very reminiscent of blade runner. thumbs up!

tube’|121 Mother – Self Deprivation
this is a bit more experimental than Lilt, but the ambient soundscapes are very well done, although the melodies that play on top of them sound like the hallucinations one would have if they actually were in a self deprivation chamber.  Very dark feel, but not as accessable as other test tube releases.

Y.033 Margrave Reudiger – Back to Mono
This is some interesting soundwork, done with non musical samples, but they’re used in a way to create interesting textures.  May not be entertaining for people who are into traditional music, though.

L’homme Manete – Gaming Sessions
Some capcom inspired chiptunes!

Joiejoiejoie – Green! EP
Yes!  Belgium based Joiejoiejoie returns with the latest offering from Poni, and his acoustic sound is cleaner this time around and this is an excellent followup to 2006.  Definitely worth downloading.

lab121 Sick to the Back Teeth – An Evening With…
Overly indulgent and totally unskilled prog guitar wankery… unless you really want it to complete your archive, i’d advise a skip.  double thumbs down.

No Type:
NT111 Camp – Doubts
Minimalist dance music, but instead of using traditional dance instruments it uses interesting samples

NT110 The Twombley Spiders – And The Whiskey-Fueled Sparrow
Some very nicely done pop influenced electronic music.  Definitley worth checking out

trastienda040 Waiting Room – La Estulticia del Cognicidio
spanish indie rock or something!  i can’t really tell based on the lyrical content because it’s not in english!  but i love it!

trastienda039 Holgado – Peepshow
with a track titled “silvia saint y tu” how can you go wrong?  totally hot release, even though i can’t understand it

(note, trastienda038 folder – inside was also released on tonmagnet.de, a german netlabel, in the middle of april, a few months after trastienda. the lyrics are in english and the sound is somwhere between veruca salt and foo fighters, so pick it up too.)

kahvi collective:
kahvi #244a-244f Crackle Creations – Eros
if it’s on kahvi i probably don’t have to tell you that it’s good.

es43 Uniquetunes – Uniquetunes
this is seriously some of the best music i’ve ever heard in my life.  The tone of the guitar is amazing, the saxaphones are full of soul, and the beats just keep it moving.  If you don’t download this, you [bold]are[/bold] going to hell.  even if it doesn’t exist.

Musica Excentrica:
exc013 Astrowind – Fresh Wind in the Valley of Dreams
some exceptional music, hands down.  ambient and relaxing, although excentrica is mostly known for being “non-entertaining”

#11 Deathday-Birthday – Depressive Relax
some excellent ambient/downtempo idm featuring a healthy armament of the usual suspects (glitched drums, break beats, and synthesizers)

#10 Mora Inkognita – Mora
Mimonot has a penchant for offering some excellent music from the other side of the planet, it’s unfortunate that i am a monolinguist, and thus cannot wholly enjoy many of the releases which i’m telling you about.  Mora is a downtempo album that sits well next to the best of the west

#004 nq – onomatopoeia
this is some outright bizarre music.  from far out in the left field, some experimental/glitch/noise zx spectrum music.  worth checking out if you’re into chiptunes!

Happy ThaSauce Day!!

It’s hard to believe on this day 3 years ago a little brainstorm of mind became a reality. Looking back on it now, I’d have to say that ThaSauce has, in different respects, both fallen short of my expections and greatly exceeded them. Our userbase is constantly growing, we’re poised to make 1,000,000 hits within the next few month, but still there’s a lot of room for improvement and a LOT of work to be done.

The first thing I’d like to give you guys today is 3 new mixes up on ReMix:ThaSauce. They are ‘Escape into Twilight’ from NiGHTs by Skrypnyk, ‘In Search of Light’ from Mega Man X4 by long-time OverClocked ReMixer and Judge DarkeSword, and ‘Pixelated Tales’ from Tales of Symphonia by newcomer Showroom Dummy. I’m extremely pleased in how far R:TS has come, and we will continue to bring you guys excellent works from artist around the community that don’t quite fit into OCReMix’s guidelines for whatever reason.

You will, however notice that R:TS has been rather stagnant. That’s partly to blame on my part, but it’s largely because we simply don’t have the submissions coming in. As of today we’ve barely recieved ANY submissions, save ones we’ve asked people for personally, all year. If you visit and enjoy ReMix:ThaSauce spread the word! The only way we can continue to provide you guys with music is if we have music to provide, and the only way we’re going to get more is if more people know. So if you know someone who’s remix can’t get on OCR for whatever reason and has never heard of R:TS, be sure to send them are way as we’d be MORE than happy to have them.

Another thing I wanna mention is shirts. The initial run of shirts sold out a LOT quicker than I had ever anticipated. Since then I’ve been working on ways to get enough money for a second run AND working feverishly on a new design (a work in progress of which is displayed above). I’m glad to announce that as of today I’m am working toward the step of completing the logo and readying the order. This means that I NEED TO KNOW what sizes to order. If you want one of the shirts, please reply with the size you want. And remeber the bigger the order is for me, the cheaper the shirts are for everyone.

I plan on updating this post throughout the day, so be sure to check back later.

And thanks to everyone for their continued support. I really couldn’t do any of this without you guys.

Doug 😮