• Spoils of Past Six Months

    Lug 7 2012, 12:38 di l3xforever

    Today, on this hot sultry day, I have a couple of hours to share my thoughts on bunch of music I got in last half a year. Most of it was from wonderful Game Music Bundle, but I also got some other interesting stuff. So, let's start with it.

    And as alway, beware of lots and lots of album covers in this post.

    General Music
    Barbara Helfgott & Rondo Vienna
    Maniac Violins Vol.1 - ★★★☆☆ - 7digital
    I actually bought it for a friend of mine, but I got to listen to it and it's pretty good. My only complaint is actually a vocals in some of the tracks. It's not on par with the violins mastery.

    骨董店 『Mystique』 ~或る画家の肖像~ - ★★★★☆
    So what do you know? I actually got to sort out my physical Audio CDs and the 骨董店 『Mystique』 album that I was importing last year turned out to be a limited edition single! #50 at that. …
  • Nobuooo December '09 - Highest Voted Items

    Dic 31 2009, 6:33 di jeriaska

    Another year of videogame music news has come to a close on the Nobuooo news website.

    Decmber 2009 saw Gaijin Games collaborate with Robotube on a game created at the Blip Festival in New York. Mega Ran, The Megas and Tanuki Suit Riot performed Blue Bomber covers in Los Angeles. Meanwhile Hip Tanaka wrote a song about being Hip Tanaka and shared a discussion with PixelJunk Eden's Baiyon in Tokyo.

    Here is a selection of the most highly rated, read and retweeted items to round out the final month of 2009.


    Yokohama's MediaMix '09 - Game Remixers Unite

    Twice a year, fan remixers of videogame music exchange CDs at the Music MediaMix Market, or "M3" for short. Most recently, Yokohama’s Osanbashi Hall was host to the event’s aisles of booths run by professional and aspiring musicians. This report takes a look at a cross-section of the remixes, covering everything from classics like Challenger to recent releases like Mamoru Has Been Cursed.

  • Nobuooo August '09 - Highest Voted Items

    Ago 30 2009, 4:40 di jeriaska

    Here is a selection from among the highest voted and most read news stories on videogame music posted to the Nobuooo website during the month of August 2009.

    Highlights of the month include Module's soundtrack to Shatter, the Press Start Symphony of Games Concert in Ikebukuro, the release of Kind of Bloop and the Blip Festival 08 live album, along with the commemoration of Comic Market 76.


    Colours of Light -Yasunori Mitsuda Vocal Collection- samples online

    Sleigh Bells has uploaded samples from all 14 tracks of Yasunori Mitsuda's vocal collection "Colours of Light." The album includes tracks from such games as Chrono Cross, Xenogears, Soma Bringer, and Xenosaga. The collection goes on sale August 26th in Japan.


    Level-5 Shows Uematsu-Scored RPG

    Professor Layton maker Level-5 said Tuesday that it would release a new RPG with music by Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu. Fantasy Life, the RPG…
  • Mainstream Percentage

    Lug 29 2006, 19:25 di indigo_jones

    Go through your top 10 artists and add up the total number of listeners. Then compute the average and divide the average by the number of Radiohead fans (Radiohead is the artist with the most listeners). That is your "mainstream percentage".

    My mainstream ranking is 3%, which isn't surprising, since half my top ten doesn't even have triple digits when it comes to listeners, and one only has three listeners. That said, they're all freakin' brilliant and deserve to be mainstream!

    Flight of the Conchords 1484
    Age Pryor 66
    Fly My Pretties 245
    Tess & Adrian 3
    The Phoenix Foundation 594
    The Video Kid 54
    Flash Harry 71
    The Black Seeds 574
    Module* 71
    Tom Waits 84,982

    Total: 88,144
    Average: 8,814
    Radiohead listeners: 316,082
    Percentage: .027886 (3%)

  • Top 15 Thingy

    Lug 19 2006, 21:53 di indigo_jones

    A blatant theft, of course.

    List your last.fm Top 15 Artists.
    Open up iTunes and sort each artist by play count.
    List your top 3 songs per artist.

    Flight of the Conchords
    K.I.S.S.I.N.G Parts A&B
    Bus Driver's Song

    Age Pryor
    Eyes Rarely Meet
    Curious Boy
    All Is Good

    Fly My Pretties
    Oh Fair Moonlight
    All That Can Be
    King of You All

    Tess and Adrian
    Dixon St.
    Positive Tension
    Pretty Things
    (tie) Singing in My Soul

    The Phoenix Foundation
    Let Me Die a Woman
    Going Fishing
    Nest Egg

    The Video Kid
    Crime Scene
    Let Her Go

    The Black Seeds
    Bring You Up
    Dance Dance

    Flash Harry
    Come On Man
    Morning Rush

    Better Than Something
    What It Seems (Interlude)
    I Neva Dared

    Bic Runga
    Beautiful Collision
    No Crying No More
    It's Over

    Tom Waits
    In the Colosseum
    Romeo Is Bleeding
    Blue Valentines

    Niccolo' Fabi
    E' non E'
    Il Negozio di Antiquariato
    Vento D'Estate

    Set Yourself on Fire
    Ageless Beauty
    Calendar Girl