Posts Tagged: video games

*Press A* ~ The Music of Red Dead Redemption II (Original Score)

Finally!  It’s taken nine months for Rockstar Games to release a soundtrack to 2018’s #1 video game, Red Dead Redemption II ~ as long as it would take to produce an actual baby.  We write “a” soundtrack rather than “the” soundtrack (though

*Press A* ~ The Music of Red Dead Redemption II (Original Score)

Finally!  It’s taken nine months for Rockstar Games to release a soundtrack to 2018’s #1 video game, Red Dead Redemption II ~ as long as it would take to produce an actual baby.  We write “a” soundtrack rather than “the” soundtrack (though

*Press A* ~ Tasty 2018 Leftovers: Gris

The curse of compiling annual lists of our favorite releases is that a few soundtracks are always released too late in the year for us to properly digest. We thus present the last of three albums that would have been

*Press A* ~ Tasty 2018 Leftovers: Gris

The curse of compiling annual lists of our favorite releases is that a few soundtracks are always released too late in the year for us to properly digest. We thus present the last of three albums that would have been

*Press A* ~ Tasty 2018 Leftovers: Below

The curse of compiling annual lists of our favorite releases is that a few soundtracks are always released too late in the year for us to properly digest. We thus present over the coming days three albums that would have

*Press A* ~ Tasty 2018 Leftovers: Below

The curse of compiling annual lists of our favorite releases is that a few soundtracks are always released too late in the year for us to properly digest. We thus present over the coming days three albums that would have

*Press A* 2018 ~ The Year’s Best Videogame Soundtracks

This year the proliferation of unique styles and new approaches to old genres brought videogame soundtracks to what is perhaps a new high in quality and thought. From niche to popular composers, classical traditions to synthwave, everything we celebrate from

*Press A* 2018 ~ The Year’s Best Videogame Soundtracks

This year the proliferation of unique styles and new approaches to old genres brought videogame soundtracks to what is perhaps a new high in quality and thought. From niche to popular composers, classical traditions to synthwave, everything we celebrate from

Tim Shiel ~ Glowing Pains: Music from The Gardens Between / Interview

There’s a tension to reconcile when crafting a videogame soundtrack that plays on the mind of Tim Shiel. ‘Normal’ music has a defined path – a start, middle and end – but videogame music is very much nonlinear, dictated or

Tim Shiel ~ Glowing Pains: Music from The Gardens Between / Interview

There’s a tension to reconcile when crafting a videogame soundtrack that plays on the mind of Tim Shiel. ‘Normal’ music has a defined path – a start, middle and end – but videogame music is very much nonlinear, dictated or

*Press A* ~ 2018’s Best Videogame Soundtracks So Far

This year has already been an eye-catching one for videogame music at large. Not only have the big industry releases come with surprisingly daring selections (Hammock for one disc of Far Cry 5, for example), but the indie scene has

*Press A* ~ 2018’s Best Videogame Soundtracks So Far

This year has already been an eye-catching one for videogame music at large. Not only have the big industry releases come with surprisingly daring selections (Hammock for one disc of Far Cry 5, for example), but the indie scene has

*Press A* ~ The Music of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Videogame soundtracks continue to rise in quality and prominence, with many now available digitally or physically to appreciate as stand-alone works. *Press A* is an article series on A Closer Listen celebrating the finest the medium has to offer, past

*Press A* ~ The Music of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Videogame soundtracks continue to rise in quality and prominence, with many now available digitally or physically to appreciate as stand-alone works. *Press A* is an article series on A Closer Listen celebrating the finest the medium has to offer, past