My youtube music wormhole of the century so far is Bengal “Box Competition music” / “Humming Bass” / “speaker test” / ?? wot u call it, discovered via this blog post with some great examples:
Super excited about this stuff
get it now before it’s all over the Wire, Quietus etc in a week or so hah.
a lot of the ‘extreme’ aspect comes from mic clipping distortion in the live vids, but the clean mixes are fun too and sometimes ridiculously minimal and weird… like just repeated bass drops with a load of sirens or movie dialogue over them…
I’ve been on a game soundtrack bender the past week, and I love how listening to the soundtrack of a game recalls vivid memories of locations in the game, what the game made me feel and even other events or locations in my life tied to the time I was playing the game. I’m a very occasional gamer, I get really into a game when I’m playing but there are months in between the games I play. Here are some favourites from the past week:
Gris by Berlinist: I feel like this score captures so well the balance of light and heavy that the game is about.
Journey by Austin Wintory: Perhaps my all time favourite both game and soundtrack. Takes me back, and I wish I could play it again for the first time!
Ori and the Will of the Wisps by Gareth Coker: The more sentimental soundtrack of these but I loved the game and I feel like the soundtrack added a lot to it.
Hollow Knight by Christopher Larkin: Perhaps my second favourite game (eagerly awaiting Silksong) and I love how this soundtrack sets such a distinct mood for each scene. My brain plays sound effects from the game as I am listening to it.
Does anyone else have any game soundtrack favourites to share?