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.

Cardinal Quest Soundtrack Review

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After some slight confusion, the official release for the Cardinal Quest Soundtrack by Whitaker Blackall Trebella has come out today. The soundtrack belongs to of course the game named Cardinal Quest which is based off classic games like Gauntlet and other games of the like. You can pick it up at Whitaker’s bandcamp site.

So let’s get to it.

The first 10 tracks of the soundtrack are made by Whitaker himself, with Forbade and What is this Place? being unreleased tracks, Woods and Cave  are from another tametick game called “A Most Peculiar Adventure“. The rest are remixes of the tracks from the soundtrack. We have Satsuma Audio, Disasterpeace, Joe Cavers, Charlie McCarron, Cain German, and of course Jeff Ball (not the Native American Flute player).

It’s Souleye’s birthday today!

The creator of the very awesome VVVVVV soundtrack is having his birthday today, so Happy Birthday Souleye. Souleye will be turning 65. (I’m joking Souleye.)

Also will have a new review for tomorrow. I’m starting to think Mon/Wed/Fri would be a better update schedule as I think 5 albums a day might be too much music coming too fast. Also don’t forget to tell your friends about the site. :D

Pxtone 2006​-​2011 Review

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Today we have a compliation of unreleased tracks from 2006-2011 by Jon Baken (AKA B4kn) who is one half of the duo George and Jonathan. The album was released as a Name Your Price album today (though it says tomorrow) and can be picked up at his bandcamp site here. Send a few bucks his way and I’m sure he’ll be grateful.

Hey! Guess what! It’s Josh Whelchel’s Birthday!

Yep, it’s his birthday today. Give him a shout out at @soundofjw and let him know that’s he’s officially getting older! >:D

You can find Josh at his official website.

Whitaker Blackall got married!

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Giving a shout out to Whitaker Blackall and Dana Tesser who got married last weekend. Of course, with all marriages comes change, and according to Whittaker’s blog, one of the changes is his name!


Yep, you heard me right. You can read the details at his blog via this link. Don’t forget to send him congrats e-mail or tweet. You can tweet at him @wtrebella.



Hyper Princess Pitch Soundtrack Review

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Hyper Princess Pitch was released today, along with the soundtrack by Niklas Ström. You can pick it up for $4.99 at his bandcamp page.

Notes: Just to point out, all the songs on this album were made in MilkyTracker and a made to sound like it was coming out of a Gameboy with a guitar sample added in for good measure. So there’s not much point in saying for each song “It’s a chip-tune with a sampled guitar.” every song.

The Songs: