The ~Video Game Music~ Thread Created 3 months ago2018-07-14 22:01:21 UTC by Jessie Jessie

Created 3 months ago2018-07-14 22:01:21 UTC by Jessie Jessie

Posted 3 months ago2018-07-14 22:01:21 UTC Post #340142
I've been listening to a lot of video game music lately, and I wanted a place to highlight some. That place is now here! Go ahead and highlight some tracks! As many as you like, but try to space them out between posts.
Jazz Jackrabbit - Theme
I'll kick things off with the music that made me want to make this thread! This isn't the Jazz Jackrabbit track I usually point to (and indeed, there are a lot of great JJ tracks), but it captures the spirit of that game marvelously. Hell, it is the spirit of that game. (Fun fact: Jazz Jackrabbit is almost exactly as old as I am.)
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 3 months ago2018-07-14 22:39:40 UTC Post #340143
My first video games machine I owned was Sega Genesis / MegaDrive when I was a small kid and many years later I remembered that I heard some good music on it. The game was Streets of Rage or Bare Knuckle in Japan and turns out it by a famous composer Yuzo Koshiro. Making me realise I have a decent ear.
Posted 3 months ago2018-07-15 17:31:54 UTC Post #340147
Been playing this a lot again recently.
Suparsonik SuparsonikWithstood the post-nuke test.
Posted 3 months ago2018-07-16 20:47:45 UTC Post #340158
I listen to a classical music station on the radio, and they regularly feature soundtracks from video games and movies.

I still think the end credit song for Portal, "Still Alive", was the most memorable game soundtrack.
Posted 3 months ago2018-07-16 21:07:59 UTC Post #340159
For those of you who haven't seen it, Ross Scott was on an interview with Alexander Brandon, the guy who did the music for Tyrian and Deus Ex.

Clicky!
Dimbeak DimbeakRotten Bastard
Posted 3 months ago2018-07-17 10:55:13 UTC Post #340165
Star Control 2 - Hyperspace
Here's another track that pretty much perfectly captures the spirit of the setting. Star Control 2 is a great game. I think I might just love this exact kind of music, given that JJ and this both came out right around the same time, and both are pretty drum-heavy midi-synth tracks...
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 2 months ago2018-08-08 11:35:41 UTC Post #340450
Stronghold - Under An Old Tree
Time for something a little different. This one's just peaceful, as well as being rather pleasant to listen to.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 2 months ago2018-08-08 12:12:19 UTC Post #340451
Jazz Jackrabbit - Jazz Castle
LOZ98 LOZ98Oh crap, what do I put here now.
Posted 2 months ago2018-08-08 14:12:02 UTC Post #340453
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UrbaNebula UrbaNebulamonster_urby
Posted 2 months ago2018-08-08 14:35:28 UTC Post #340454
Ridge Racer 6 - Find Your Way
Ridge Racer 7 - Beat Assassinator
Strider StriderTuned to a dead channel.
Posted 2 months ago2018-08-09 13:30:06 UTC Post #340460
Ahem! I do believe I won the thread with the Hollow Knight OST... but since it's still going, I have a load more.

This is one of my personal favourite tracks from Puggsy, a truly underrated Sega Mega Drive game developed here in the UK that you've probably never heard of. :(
Puggsy - Redwoods
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulamonster_urby
Posted 2 months ago2018-08-09 14:40:52 UTC Post #340461
You didn't win, we're just getting started!
NieR - Hills of Radiant Winds
NieR - Song of the Ancients ~ Fate
Strider StriderTuned to a dead channel.
Posted 2 months ago2018-08-09 14:54:17 UTC Post #340462
Fucking love VG soundtracks me. I could post literally anything from Metroid, but one of the more impressive soundtracks that's underrated is the Total Annihilation OST. A full bloody orchestra!

This is my fave by far:
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Posted 2 months ago2018-08-09 22:42:29 UTC Post #340463
They're still haunting me!
Posted 2 months ago2018-08-09 23:50:38 UTC Post #340464
This guy is a legend, Peter Hajba or better known as Skaven252. Former member of the Future Crew and as far as I know, did 2 tracks for Unreal Tournament and worked on Max Payne 1 & 2 and Alan Wake.

In general I think most tracker music has something to it that modern music is missing, propably the fact that it's created with love and passion, and not money in mind.
torekk torekkProcrastinator of the Year
Posted 2 months ago2018-08-10 03:40:15 UTC Post #340467
In general I think most tracker music has something to it that modern music is missing, propably the fact that it's created with love and passion, and not money in mind.
I don't know about that last bit, but I definitely agree that tracker music has a really unique sound. It's a big part of why Unreal, Tournament and Deus Ex sound so great. Ion Maiden will be using it too, which is just awesome.
Strider StriderTuned to a dead channel.
Posted 2 months ago2018-08-11 02:55:31 UTC Post #340478
I think tracker music being made with "passion unlike modern music" is a bit of a trope, honestly I think the unique sound is genuinely just down to how it's constructed. Rather than something like MIDI where only instrument and note data is saved ( and thus it's up to the midi device to decide what the instruments sound like), tracker files usually self contain the samples of the instruments inside it, allowing the instruments to be totally defined by the composer but it's still ultimately being made by the sound engine at runtime (allowing stuff like tempo changes or instruments being added / removed on the fly ). I think that's the real unique part of tracker music.

There's a game called Rez for the PS2 and I think PS4, this took advantage of trackers but cutting existing tracks into chunks that a tracker could use, and then adding beats, individual samples etc. On the fly in time with the music. Real cool, shame it hasn't had any form of sequel
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Posted 3 weeks ago2018-09-20 12:26:16 UTC Post #340922
Metal Gear Solid - Mantis' Hymn
Awesome character with a tragic back story and an haunting theme... Yes!
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulamonster_urby
Posted 3 weeks ago2018-09-22 13:21:44 UTC Post #340933
Metal Gear Solid has such a unique mood compared to the others. Everything's so cold and cavernous, with a real eerie, echoey vibe to it.

Speaking of mood:
Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines - Vesuvius
Neotokyo - Tachi
Strider StriderTuned to a dead channel.
Posted 3 weeks ago2018-09-23 16:03:28 UTC Post #340945
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