Delivering a little humor for your Saturday morning, the team from the band Starbomb (ie. Egoraptor & Ninja Sex Party) have added a twist to their rap parodying The Legend of Zelda called “The Hero of Rhyme”. Although not featuring music from the games, the references are plenty and the new animated video done by Studio Yotta is ridiculous and amusing and for once Navi is useful. (Not that it ends up mattering)
Far from the only animated music piece any part of Starbomb has done, it was nonetheless fun to watch. Player Select that “The Hero of Rhyme” is featured on can be purchased at CDbaby.
The latest in a slew of content being released by Random: aka. Mega Ran leading up to the released of his new album RNDM features a music video with geek rock band D&D Sluggers, as well as 3D animation recreations by artist Benjamin Sutherland of classic game environments such as Mega Man 2, Sonic the Hedgehog and Super Mario World.
The new album and several package bundles drops on September 15th and will include 16 tracks, as well as a bonus track of the credits to the (eventual) game Mighty no.9 featuring a collaboration with Castlevania composer Michiru Yamane.
If you don’t know who game music hip-hop artist Random aka. Mega Ran is, then shame on you and go do yourself as favor and check him out. (it’s worth it) For those of us who do know who Mega Ran is, then we just got a little treat to kick off the artist’s North American tour. Just released was a brand new bonus track for The Call: 8-bit Anniversary Edition called “T.U.R.T.L.E. Power“, complete with music video along with nerdcore rapper Klopfenpop.
“The TMNT arcade games were some of my favorite memories of being a kid. We spent pockets full of quarters on those games. I wanted to revisit those awesome childhood moments with this video.” – Mega Ran
Mega Ran starts his tour this weekend and goes all month with the following dates:
August 8-11: Orlando, FL @ Orlando Nerd Fest August 12: Jacksonville, FL @ Raindogs August 13: Atlanta, GA @ TBA August 14: Baton Rouge, LA @Spanish Moon August 15: San Antonio, TX @ 502 Bar August 16: Austin, TX @ Classic Game Fest August 17: Ft. Worth, TX @ The Grotto August 22: Phoenix, AZ @ FilmBar (Mega-Lo-Manialive premiere)* August 25: Portland, OR @ Ground Kontrol* August 26: Bellingham, WA @Glow* August 27: Vancouver BC @ Columbia Theatre* August 29: Seattle, WA @ LoFi
You know how you always tell yourself that this year, you’re finally gonna get in shape and lose those pounds that always bother you as you look in the mirror? You’ve tried everything: crunches, sit-ups, expensive workout equipment, and even starving yourself, but the fat just never seems to go away. Well here today we got something just for you, and it is guaranteed to change your life! Here to help me demonstrate is TopGun Tom, the fittest brother on the planet.
With the new Cho Aniki exercise video we’ll make you sweat, lift, crunch, bend, flex and tone all those muscles so you can look just like TopGun Tom! With the Hyper Media Squat, you’ll feel your abs working like never before, and the Jowan Lift will give you the biceps you dreamt of. “Men’s Panic,” the new mega-hit from IDATENTAI will get you extra excited and push yourself to MUSCLE CLIMAX.
(Cho Aniki Zero is out on PSP from Aksys Games this spring.)
Cheap Dinosaurs recently won my choice for best chip music album of 2009, and for very good reason. Dino and Bucky, the 2 bad dudes behind the glorious music keeps putting on the most awesome shows and ideas out there, be it as Cheap Dinosaurs doing original songs or as Auto-Scroll doing game arrangements.
Recently they released a music video for the song “Tagalog” from the Cheap Dinosaurs CD. The video is entirely shot by LJ Frezza with the Game Boy Camera which came out in 1998 for the original Game Boy. To do this they inserted the camera cartridge into a Super Game Boy and ran the feed from the SNES into a computer. Pretty awesome results!
I wish I had the creativity to think of these things when I was younger. The only thing I used my Game Boy Camera for was taking pictures of my most private areas and using them as the face for the bosses in Space Fever II which was featured on the cartridge. And with that I think I already said too much.
Hally is awesome. You’re used to Audun telling you that. But just so we’re clear on this, pretty much everyone who writes for OSV enjoys (or at least *ought to* enjoy) the work of this chiptune mastermind.
Most recently, you heard Hally (among others) remix classic Mega Man themes on the album Chiptuned Rockman. Now hear him alongside Julie, a renaissance woman of pop culture, in their new band. “L.E.D. Nation” is the new hit single on the “256 e.p.” – which was released November 25th. A full JulieHally album is in the works to follow up the 256 e.p.
A few weeks ago, we shared with you our take on Christopher Tin’s debut solo album, Calling All Dawns. The album opens a new recording of the piece “Baba Yetu,” which was the opening theme for Sid Meier’s Civilization IV. The new recording featured the Soweto Gospel Choir.
Brooke Hanson directed this video, which uses footage from the Civilization series (mostly Civilization IV) to recount human history (though, during the second half of the video, it is decidedly American history that’s used in the video).
Though it’s nice to see the song juxtaposed against Sid Meier’s games, I did feel it was a little inappropriate playing the major-key portion of this ultra-uplifting Swahili version of The Lord’s Prayer during scenes of war. There were some parts of the song where showing conflict would be justified, but that early stuff near the one minute mark just didn’t seem right to me.
What I do like about this video is the lovely transition at the end from space exploration back to primitive times. It really pushes the “cycle” theme, which the Calling All Dawns album pushed equally hard. What can I say? I’m into it!
Be sure to share your thoughts with us on this music video. What could they have done to make it better? Would you like to see some more “official music videos” for game music themes?
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