Adventure by Souleye Review

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Introduction: So Souleye decided to release some new music. Well, yesterday (Jan 10th 2012) was that day. Well, granted, it’s not ALL new music, it’s still stuff that hasn’t been released by Souleye in a proper form before. I usually get pretty excited when Souleye comes out with new music as I loved the VVVVVV soundtrack. You can pick it up at Souleye’s site for $10 USD and preview it at his bandcamp page.

Notes: The mass majority of the album is either chip-tunes or quasi-chip-tunes.

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Desi Leaves Town Official Soundtrack Review

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Short Announcement: To help with reviews, I have joined a Toastmasters club. The Toastmaster’s club have specific programs to help people improve on their reviewing techniques, so I will be taking part in that every Monday night from now on.

Cornelis Jordan sent me an e-mail telling me that on January 8th, he released the soundtrack for the game Desi Leaves TownDesi Leaves Town seems to be a half movie half puzzle game hybrid with witty dry upper class humour thrown in, which right now is only for iPad but should be coming out for PC/Mac this month. The Desi Leaves Town official soundtrack can be procured at Cornelis Jordan’s bandcamp page here.

Other Site Changes

After having conversations with a few people, there’s a few things that will be getting changed on the site and a few things I’d like to talk about.

Fro changes. I’ve noticed and people are starting to point out that I give out a lot of 3s. Some of this has to do with my rating system as my score keepers (aka my music players) only let me give half stars and I’m usually too lazy to keep track of more finer points. Another thing that is doing this is that I usually choose either soundtracks or albums I like or OSTs that have just come out and forgo reviewing OSTs that would generally get a bad score.So what I’ll be doing from now is changing to a 10 point system and that proves not versatile enough, a 100 point system like Metacritic.

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.