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Mighty Switch Force OST Review

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…And we’re back!

This another one of those albums where I’m debating whether or not they are ‘indie’ enough to be reviewed on this site. When in question, I usually like to side with if it’s good music or not. So I figure since it ends up on the side of good music and it’s a Name Your Price album and he already had a soundtrack on the Indie Game Music Bundle, then today we’ll be going with Virt‘s new soundtrack, the Mighty Switch Force OST. You can pick up the soundtrack at Virt’s bandcamp here.

Site is back up.

So, the site is back up now. But as you can tell, it’s pretty broken at this point. A mishap that happened just before new years ended up deleting everything before I could back it up besides all the posts. So more or less, I’m starting from scratch website design-wise. Hopefully everyone can bear with me here and I can get the site to hopefully behave and look better than it did in 2011. Here’s to a new year and a new beginning.

Site changes.

Right now I’m in the process of moving all my domains and my hosting from godaddy to namecheap (domains) and Media Temple (hosting) (If you think these are bad choices, now would be the time to let me know.) I’ll try to get in reviews during this time but I may be spending all my time putting out fires metaphorically with the site. Hopefully everything will transfer over smoothly and we can get awesome indie game music reviews on this site for the new year without too many problems. If you have any suggestions, please let me know on twitter @TIG_Tunes or leave a comment on this page.

Super Meat Boy! – Choice Piano Cuts Review

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Released Wednesday Dec. 21st 2011 is the solo piano cover album Super Meat Boy! – Choice Piano Cuts by Brent Kennedy. The original Super Meat Boy tracks were of course composed by Danny Baranowsky and be heard on the Super Meat Boy OST, the Super Meat Boy! Double CD Special Edition Soundtrack, or the Super Meat Boy! – Digital Special Edition Soundtrack. You can get the Super Meat Boy! – Choice Piano Cuts album for $4.99 at Danny Baranowsky’s bandcamp page here.

Notes: All the songs are piano solos, so it’d be redundant to state things like “this is a piano solo…” for song notes.

Humble Indie Bundle 4 Soundtracks

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Just a friendly reminder if don’t already know, The Humble Indie Bundle 4 will be finished on Dec.27th 2011. What’s so special about his Humble Indie Bundle is that every single game on it has their soundtrack available when you buy above the average. That’s right, you get:

Jamestown

Bit.Trip Runner

Super Meat Boy

Shank

NightSky

Cave Story+

Gratuitous Space Battles

Crayon Physics Deluxe

Cogs

VVVVVV

Hammerfight

And Yet It Moves

Just getting either Super Meat Boy or PPPPPP would be worth the money, but you get 12 OSTs in total. So what are you waiting for? Getting buying. :)

Big Giant Christmas EP Review

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Sorry for the mini-hiatus there. I’m still in the process of finding an income, but I have sent out a metric crap-ton of resumes so hopefully something will pop up.

Yesterday (Dec 20th 2011) Big Giant Circles (aka Jimmy Hinson) release an EP called the Big Giant Christmas EP. It’s all about Xmas tunes that have been converted into chip-tune/fakebit tossed into modern synths with the usual classic instruments for your listening pleasure. You can pick up the album at Big Giant Circles’ bandcamp page here for $2.99 USD.

Sorry…

Sorry about the lack of updates as life has been kicking my ass lately and I don’t think it’d be fair to review albums in such a poor state of mind. Hopefully things will get better next week, especially if I find a job.

Shuttle Scuttle Soundtrack Review

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For the new week we’ve got the Shuttle Scuttle OST by Inverse Phase. Shuttle Scuttle was released on Friday, Dec 9th 2011. This soundtrack heralds back to the days of the likes of Gradius, Lifeforce and other Konami side-scrolling shooters. You can get it here at Inverse Phase’s bandcamp page.

Notes: This soundtrack is a strictly chip-tune soundtrack, so if you don’t like chip-tune, this album won’t be for you. As such, that means I won’t be describing each song as “It’s a chip-tune.”

The songs:

Code #573The Sparks of Victory (Area Clear)Evil Triumphs (Game Over) are little fanfares and a short game over song.

Astroman Soundtrack Review

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Now we have an album by Jeff Edward Ball. It’s the soundtrack to the game Astroman for the 360. Jeff also had an awesome track on the Cardinal Quest soundtrack I reviewed Wednesday. It’s a name your price album and can be picked up at his bandcamp site here.

Notes: This album has some long songs in comparison to other indie game soundtracks you’ve probably heard.

The songs:

Astroman Theme (main menu) is a symphonic start to the soundtrack. The brass sound a little genesisy in my opinion, which isn’t always a bad thing. Over all the piece is pretty decent.