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*Press A* 2019 ~ The Year’s Best Videogame Soundtracks

As the videogame market expands, it reaches places and people perhaps previously uninterested in its products. In 2019, with the quality of games striking ever upwards, that expansion was reflected throughout the world of developers, with many different kinds of

*Press A* 2019 ~ The Year’s Best Videogame Soundtracks

As the videogame market expands, it reaches places and people perhaps previously uninterested in its products. In 2019, with the quality of games striking ever upwards, that expansion was reflected throughout the world of developers, with many different kinds of

Oliver Patrice Weder ~ OPW

Inspired by a trip from Rio de Janeiro to Valencia through countless other cities, OPW sounds itself like a journey rich in culture, varied of scene and laden with appreciation. It is emotional and thoughtful, yet colourful and celebratory. The

Oliver Patrice Weder ~ OPW

Inspired by a trip from Rio de Janeiro to Valencia through countless other cities, OPW sounds itself like a journey rich in culture, varied of scene and laden with appreciation. It is emotional and thoughtful, yet colourful and celebratory. The

*Press A* ~ Anodyne 2; Bleak Sword

Sean Han Tani ~ Anodyne 2: Return to Dust The world of Anodyne 2 as described by its soundtrack is an unthreatening one of pastel colours and whimsical encounters. It might even be a dreamworld, such is the haziness of

*Press A* ~ Anodyne 2; Bleak Sword

Sean Han Tani ~ Anodyne 2: Return to Dust The world of Anodyne 2 as described by its soundtrack is an unthreatening one of pastel colours and whimsical encounters. It might even be a dreamworld, such is the haziness of

Luke Howard ~ The Sand That Ate the Sea

‘All deserts have stories. All open lands and empty seas have songs that they alone sing late into the night.’ It’s not even three minutes, but watching “Salt Flats” makes my skin crawl like nothing else has managed to this

Luke Howard ~ The Sand That Ate the Sea

‘All deserts have stories. All open lands and empty seas have songs that they alone sing late into the night.’ It’s not even three minutes, but watching “Salt Flats” makes my skin crawl like nothing else has managed to this

Anoice ~ Ghost in the Clocks

If the cover looks familiar, it’s because you’ve almost seen it before. When we reviewed the third record of Anoice, The Black Rain, Rich opened in praise of its beguiling cover art. Artist Yoko Shinto has returned to portray the

Anoice ~ Ghost in the Clocks

If the cover looks familiar, it’s because you’ve almost seen it before. When we reviewed the third record of Anoice, The Black Rain, Rich opened in praise of its beguiling cover art. Artist Yoko Shinto has returned to portray the

Shards ~ Find Sound

A musical acquaintance long ago opined that vocals and drums together was the purest form of music, each the most unmitigated expression, respectively, of melody and rhythm. This partnership alone is rarely found – perhaps because its purity is also

Shards ~ Find Sound

A musical acquaintance long ago opined that vocals and drums together was the purest form of music, each the most unmitigated expression, respectively, of melody and rhythm. This partnership alone is rarely found – perhaps because its purity is also

*Press A* ~ Outer Wilds; Sigma Theory: Global Cold War

Andrew Prahlow ~ Outer Wilds Soundtracking a game about space adventure and the end of the universe, Outer Wilds takes us on a journey that oscillates between the gently sublime and the faintly terrifying. These shifts occur both across the

*Press A* ~ Outer Wilds; Sigma Theory: Global Cold War

Andrew Prahlow ~ Outer Wilds Soundtracking a game about space adventure and the end of the universe, Outer Wilds takes us on a journey that oscillates between the gently sublime and the faintly terrifying. These shifts occur both across the