Music News - Page 4

News: Video Games Live Will Be Releasing Its Third Album After Kickstarter Success

Video Games Live Will Be Releasing Its Third Album After Kickstarter Success

Music to our ears

Video Games Live has been touring around for a good few years, performing some of gaming's greatest ever themes and ballads using a range of different musical instruments. It was created by industry veteran Tommy Tallarico, and the team set up a Kickstarter campaign a month ago in an attempt to acquire the funding for its third...

Review: Chrono Trigger Symphony: Volume 1 by The Blake Robinson Synthetic Orchestra

Chrono Trigger Symphony: Volume 1 by The Blake Robinson Synthetic Orchestra

A timeless classic

Chrono Trigger is rightly remembered for being one of the best games to ever grace the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Even now, players around the world come back to it over and over again – no doubt partly thanks to both the recent Nintendo DS and iOS ports. But if there’s one element of Chrono Trigger that’s truly...

Video: This Piano Medley of Zelda, Kingdom Hearts, Pokémon and Mario Soothes the Soul

This Piano Medley of Zelda, Kingdom Hearts, Pokémon and Mario Soothes the Soul

Because game music and pianos are cool

The idea of someone filming themselves playing video game music on an old — and rather out-of-tune — piano may not be overly-exciting on paper, but it's oddly wonderful. We post various videos of game music, animation and live-action fan creations, and the latest to catch our attention has a rather...

News: Pokémon X & Y Soundtrack Features 212 Tracks

Pokémon X & Y Soundtrack Features 212 Tracks

Gotta listen to 'em all!

During the Pokémon Video Game Championships last week, series producer Junichi Masuda announced Pokémon X & Y would be getting a soundtrack released on iTunes shortly after the launch of the two games. The Pokémon Company has now confirmed it will contain a whopping 212 tracks and will last for over three and a half...

News: Killer Instinct's Music Gets the Cover it Deserves

Killer Instinct's Music Gets the Cover it Deserves

Supreme Victory

We often share some of the best fan content that we find, whether they're short films portraying scenes from games, memorable pieces of art or top-notch music covers. The band On Being Human brings us the latter, and last year we shared a terrific Super Metroid rock cover that seemed like the perfect alternative soundtrack to the...

News: The Chrono Trigger Symphony: Volume 1 Arrives on 22nd August

The Chrono Trigger Symphony: Volume 1 Arrives on 22nd August

Blake Robinson's Synthetic Orchestra returns

You may be quite familiar with the name Blake Robinson by now, especially if you're a fan of video game music. Using software and tools that he's meticulously developed, Robinson produces orchestrations of iconic video game soundtracks that, arguably, take the source music to another level. He's produced...

News: Pokémon X & Y Soundtrack Coming This November

Pokémon X & Y Soundtrack Coming This November

Unlike the game, it's download-only

The Pokémon series is well revered around the world not only for its gameplay but also its charming music and now the Pokémon Company has revealed a soundtrack to Pokémon X & Y will be made available on iTunes in November, shortly after the release of the games. It was announced earlier via the official...

Review: Rhythm Core Alpha 2 (DSiWare)

Rhythm Core Alpha 2 (DSiWare)

Bring life back to music

Musicians both aspiring and experienced have had copious opportunities to break out into song with their DSi thanks to a cornucopia of software suites, including 2010's Rhythm Core Alpha that brought an emphasis on live performances to the table. Developer SoftEgg's sequel Rhythm Core Alpha 2 is the most advanced one yet to...

Video: Kapp'n Songs From Animal Crossing: New Leaf Have Never Sounded So Good

Kapp'n Songs From Animal Crossing: New Leaf Have Never Sounded So Good

misterrandell, we salute you

Animal Crossing: New Leaf had quite an impact when it launched, occupying plenty of gamers and their social network timelines for days on end. For some it's still occupying a lot of their time, because that's what Animal Crossing does. Naturally there are various fans doing their own tributes to the game and its...

News: Treat Your Ears to This Awesome K.K. and Friends Animal Crossing Album

Treat Your Ears to This Awesome K.K. and Friends Animal Crossing Album

An alternative soundtrack for your town

With Animal Crossing: New Leaf currently the game of choice for many, it's pretty hard to get enough of the utterly charming franchise. Who thought that living in a town with talking animals and carrying out manual labour for a fictional currency would be fun? Nintendo did, and it was right. An important part...

Weirdness: The Roots Perform an Awesome Mario Rap on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

The Roots Perform an Awesome Mario Rap on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

Disses Luigi, rap battle should happen...

For those that don't know, The Roots are a critically acclaimed, Grammy winning band, that also serves as the house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Some of you may also be aware that Fallon has been doing a lot of post-E3 coverage, so games have been a prominent part of his show in the past week. That...

News: Pay What You Want For The Mighty Switch Force! 2 OST

Pay What You Want For The Mighty Switch Force! 2 OST

Set fire to the club (then put it out)

Mighty Switch Force! is one of our top 10 third-party titles for the 3DS so far and a big factor in that decision might just be the bouncy, soaring soundtrack provided by Jake “virt” Kaufman. Now that Mighty Switch Force 2! is out in the world, Kaufman has put the full soundtrack to the sequel up online to...