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Author:  Wooster [ Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:36 pm ]
Post subject:  Videogame Music

Considering this is a videogame forum, I'm curious how much of your music library is littered with Soundtracks, Rips, and Remixes and how you compare VG music to 'real' music. Or even more so, other then the fact that Videogame music is designed to loop and in general have a consistent mood, can it really be considered a genre? From the simple synthesized original Mario Brothers on the NES to the Orchestrated Mario Galaxy, there's little to compare.

Author:  Ulala [ Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Videogame Music

If I gotta be honest, I prefer VG music over a lot of music. I'm just awesome like that. >:D

Anyway, I think it's just that VG music has a lot of charm to it, that draws you to it, and fits with a certain level, moment, etc...they also do that with films and tv, course. That or VG music just seems better then RL music. I dunno, I think it's just personal taste. I for example prefer instrumental music to songs with lyrics...just, but I do. And most VG music is instrumental.

VG music can be anything; that's what sets it apart. It can be something we commonly know (The Mario theme) be composed of various sounds (Jet Set Radio) or just be a certain style of music (like how TWEWY is pretty much Japanese Pop, or how Little King's Story is more classical.)

Here's three examples of VG music that I think suit what I'm trying to say quite well.

The Reporter From Space Channel 5 (Space Channel 5)
16 Melodies (Remix from Mother 3+ album) (Mother 3)
Donkey Kong Country Main Theme (Donkey Kong Country)

I tried to pick from a variety of generations to also give an idea of VG music in all it's forms, and I felt these three represent that very well.

Author:  Lind [ Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Videogame Music

I must say, I was in Eruyt Village on FFXII yesterday, and the BGM was noticeably fantastic.

Author:  inu98756 [ Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:30 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Videogame Music

the only VGM i have on my iPod is the Gyakuten Saiban OST, the Magical Trick Society remixes, a few tracks of the orchestra album, one from the jazz album, and the spanish guitar remix of "Pressing Pursuit ~ Cornered"

Author:  dullahan1 [ Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:45 pm ]
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All I have is Video Game music on my iTunes as I just like plain soundtracks when I go walking or biking. When I want to sing along, then I'll listen to other stuff on the radio.

Author:  Johnny Rotan [ Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:57 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Videogame Music

So far these is the only VG tracks i have on my computer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGcyKEZtWuE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBImbBE8HJE (only got it to make this video)

Author:  Pickens [ Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:01 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Videogame Music

Game music topics devoid of any mention of Katamari Damacy are hardly game music topics at all.

So, Katamari Damacy.

Author:  Marche Tobaye [ Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:04 am ]
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I love Enter The Jaws Theme's GSAP remixes. They're just that awesome. His Final Lullaby project is quite good as well.

I have some other VG songs on my iPod too. Most of them are from OCremix.

Oh, and... I'll just leave this here.

Author:  zuddy [ Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:11 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Videogame Music

Pickens wrote:
Game music topics devoid of any mention of Katamari Damacy are hardly game music topics at all.

So, Katamari Damacy.
"Katamari Damacy" is a really weird way to spell Chrono Cross.

Author:  johnny rainbow [ Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:17 am ]
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zuddy wrote:
Pickens wrote:
Game music topics devoid of any mention of Katamari Damacy are hardly game music topics at all.

So, Katamari Damacy.
"Katamary Damacy" is a really weird way to spell Chrono Cross.





.....man, I laughed.

But it's true.

Author:  Pickens [ Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:37 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Videogame Music

zuddy wrote:
Pickens wrote:
Game music topics devoid of any mention of Katamari Damacy are hardly game music topics at all.

So, Katamari Damacy.
"Katamari Damacy" is a really weird way to spell Chrono Cross.

Shut up you with your Yasunori Mitsuda and your celtic music.

Author:  silentxfilmstar [ Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Videogame Music

Yeah, I love Katamari Damacy's music!! :will:

Well, my iTunes library has some GS songs(Magical Trick Society remixes, orchestra version of Godot's theme, and some songs from the game, mostly the Reminiscence songs.), and I think that's it as far as video game music. I'm still trying to find some of the Black Mages albums, those remixes are amazing.

Author:  Percei [ Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:02 pm ]
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Really, any music by Level 5 is just flat out awesome, two examples:

Dark Cloud 2

Professor Layton

Author:  NinjaMonkey [ Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:47 pm ]
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I'd say that about 95-98% of the 600+ tracks on my iPod is videogame music, mostly due to the fact that the music charts always seem to be full of rubbish (mainly ex-reality TV stars and boy bands who've decided to reform for whatever reason). In fact, I haven't heard a new song that I've liked since 2006!

Author:  Lunaria42 [ Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:57 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Videogame Music

It always annoyed me that video game soundtracks weren't widely available in the west (especially during the SNES era). I love the Chrono Trigger soundtrack, especially Frog's Theme.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caRKvQAyU7M

Author:  zuddy [ Tue Jun 23, 2009 1:22 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Videogame Music

NinjaMonkey wrote:
I'd say that about 95-98% of the 600+ tracks on my iPod is videogame music, mostly due to the fact that the music charts always seem to be full of rubbish (mainly ex-reality TV stars and boy bands who've decided to reform for whatever reason). In fact, I haven't heard a new song that I've liked since 2006!

The easy and obvious answer is stop listening to chart music.

Author:  inu98756 [ Tue Jun 23, 2009 1:30 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Videogame Music

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEbE3fGfF-o

...would this be concidered video game music? :yogi:

Author:  crouton [ Tue Jun 23, 2009 2:31 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Videogame Music

Well, let's see here...

I've got all of the Gyakuten Saiban soundtracks as well as Orchestra and Jazz CD's.

All of the Xenosaga soundtracks from games I through III.

The Skies of Arcadia (Eternal Arcadia) soundtrack.

The Para Para Paradise soundtrack.

And um... that's it. ^_^;;

Author:  Agent 54c [ Tue Jun 23, 2009 2:59 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Videogame Music

Game OSTs are great to listen to. I've got lots of them, including Street Fighter 4 and some DDR.

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Author:  Tinker [ Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:30 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Videogame Music

Uh, they're on the same level as film music. They can be fantastic, but always best suited as background music, not something you actually actively listen to.

Author:  Figaro [ Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Videogame Music

I thik that a lot of VG music, like a lot of film music, can be awful. But you do get some grat VG soundtracks. I currently own the FF7 soundtrack, a collection of Zelda music and Gyakuten Orchestra 2008. I intened to buy more FF music, the Mario Galaxy music, and the Halo soundtrack. I disagree that they are only for background. They are designed to match the action, so they have to be as exiting, or sad, or happy, or a vast range of other emotions, to complement what is going on, and if it is done properly, it should bring up the same feelings as the game did while you're listening.

Author:  Hahex [ Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:55 pm ]
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all my music on my cimputer is gyakuten meets orchestra apart from the sample music.
Please don't call me sad.

Author:  Capybara [ Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:26 pm ]
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I have a few of my favourite PW and Super Mario Galaxy tracks on my i-Pod. =D

Author:  NinjaMonkey [ Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:23 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Videogame Music

zuddy wrote:
NinjaMonkey wrote:
I'd say that about 95-98% of the 600+ tracks on my iPod is videogame music, mostly due to the fact that the music charts always seem to be full of rubbish (mainly ex-reality TV stars and boy bands who've decided to reform for whatever reason). In fact, I haven't heard a new song that I've liked since 2006!

The easy and obvious answer is stop listening to chart music.


Believe me, I find the non-chart music even worse!

Author:  Mr. Bear Jew [ Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:27 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Videogame Music

Tinker wrote:
Uh, they're on the same level as film music. They can be fantastic, but always best suited as background music, not something you actually actively listen to.


I actively listen to video game music but I guess I'm just autistic like that. I don't download/rip/etc. video game music when I can just bring up Youtube and jam from there.

Author:  Johnny Rotan [ Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Videogame Music

In prep for a future video, i now have a folder of GS music in my music folder. :maya: Including the hit themes like :godot: 's, :pearl: 's, :zenitora: 's, :kyouya: 's, etc...

Author:  zuddy [ Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Videogame Music

NinjaMonkey wrote:
zuddy wrote:
NinjaMonkey wrote:
I'd say that about 95-98% of the 600+ tracks on my iPod is videogame music, mostly due to the fact that the music charts always seem to be full of rubbish (mainly ex-reality TV stars and boy bands who've decided to reform for whatever reason). In fact, I haven't heard a new song that I've liked since 2006!

The easy and obvious answer is stop listening to chart music.


Believe me, I find the non-chart music even worse!

Well you know, if you don't like chart music, and you don't like non-chart music, I guess you just don't like music.

Author:  Holy Hell [ Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Videogame Music

NinjaMonkey wrote:
zuddy wrote:
NinjaMonkey wrote:
I'd say that about 95-98% of the 600+ tracks on my iPod is videogame music, mostly due to the fact that the music charts always seem to be full of rubbish (mainly ex-reality TV stars and boy bands who've decided to reform for whatever reason). In fact, I haven't heard a new song that I've liked since 2006!

The easy and obvious answer is stop listening to chart music.


Believe me, I find the non-chart music even worse!


Then guess what: I'm calling bullshit. I have no idea what to even say to the implication that literally all music since 2006 sucks. That's like the absolutely dumbest thing.

Author:  Wrestler Hatman [ Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:12 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Videogame Music

I find it an absolutely detestable crime that Ryuji Sasai's horrible synth-guitar MIDI tunes have not graced their presence in modern gaming.

No, seriously, kick Motoi Sakuraba off every project he's on, put in Ryuji Sasai and watch the quality of the soundtrack go from shit to less shit.

Author:  LySs [ Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:06 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Videogame Music

WHEN I SAY BOOM BOOM BOOM, YOU SAY BAM BAM BAM,NO PAUSE IN BETWEEN COME ON LET'S JAM!

Author:  KendiKong [ Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:45 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Videogame Music

My entire playlist is entirely VG music and movie soundtracks

Videogame music is awesome

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-wdCazf1pM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZ1KVYUI2NA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFxpFWH3_jo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLfdYZoJ-d8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6ljFaKRTrI

Author:  oddy [ Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:08 pm ]
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Videogame-music is awesome. As someone stated before you can associate the songs to alot of stuffs.

Author:  NinjaMonkey [ Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Videogame Music

Holy Hell wrote:
NinjaMonkey wrote:
I'd say that about 95-98% of the 600+ tracks on my iPod is videogame music, mostly due to the fact that the music charts always seem to be full of rubbish (mainly ex-reality TV stars and boy bands who've decided to reform for whatever reason). In fact, I haven't heard a new song that I've liked since 2006!


Then guess what: I'm calling bullshit. I have no idea what to even say to the implication that literally all music since 2006 sucks. That's like the absolutely dumbest thing.


HH, do you know what an opinion is?

Author:  Wrestler Hatman [ Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Videogame Music

NinjaMonkey wrote:
Holy Hell wrote:
NinjaMonkey wrote:
I'd say that about 95-98% of the 600+ tracks on my iPod is videogame music, mostly due to the fact that the music charts always seem to be full of rubbish (mainly ex-reality TV stars and boy bands who've decided to reform for whatever reason). In fact, I haven't heard a new song that I've liked since 2006!



Then guess what: I'm calling bullshit. I have no idea what to even say to the implication that literally all music since 2006 sucks. That's like the absolutely dumbest thing.


HH, do you know what an opinion is?

Yes, and people who don't know shit about anything should not express theirs as it is ill-informed and idiotic.

Author:  NinjaMonkey [ Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:57 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Videogame Music

Wrestler Hatman wrote:
NinjaMonkey wrote:
Holy Hell wrote:
Then guess what: I'm calling bullshit. I have no idea what to even say to the implication that literally all music since 2006 sucks. That's like the absolutely dumbest thing.


HH, do you know what an opinion is?

Yes, and people who don't know shit about anything should not express theirs as it is ill-informed and idiotic.


Then why are you posting then? :welly:

Author:  Holy Hell [ Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Videogame Music

Look, you can't call "opinion" on that. It is an entire artistic medium that spans millions of artists around the world. Saying "all music sucks since--" is just so asinine and ridiculous.

Author:  Lind [ Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Videogame Music

Wrestler Hatman wrote:
Yes, and people who don't know shit about anything should not express theirs as it is ill-informed and idiotic.

Pot, kettle, black.


Though I do agree.

Author:  Catgrenade [ Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Videogame Music

NinjaMonkey wrote:
I'd say that about 95-98% of the 600+ tracks on my iPod is videogame music, mostly due to the fact that the music charts always seem to be full of rubbish (mainly ex-reality TV stars and boy bands who've decided to reform for whatever reason). In fact, I haven't heard a new song that I've liked since 2006!


Use Last.fm, get recommendations for new music, believe me, I used to think that all non video game music sucks. If you like VG music so much, some techno is similar.

Holy Hell wrote:
Look, you can't call "opinion" on that. It is an entire artistic medium that spans millions of artists around the world. You're an idiot if you're trying to tell me that music has ever at any point in time hit a point where "everything sucks".


I think he just meant popular music.

Author:  Holy Hell [ Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:10 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Videogame Music

Lind_L_Tailor wrote:
Wrestler Hatman wrote:
Yes, and people who don't know shit about anything should not express theirs as it is ill-informed and idiotic.

Pot, kettle, black.


Do you even know what you're saying

Also you're talking to Hatman that way, I don't appreciate that.

Author:  Lind [ Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:13 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Videogame Music

Holy Hell wrote:
I don't appreciate that.

What you do and don't appreciate really isn't my concern.

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