Apr 12
Physical loot came in from Big Giant Circles / Jimmy Hinson album The Glory Days kickstarter. BGC is best known for his chiptunes, which it seems almost redundant to explain are video game inspired. What I mean is that you’ll catch familiar SFX pops in the music that, yes, probably did get pulled right out of Street Fighter II. More than that, BGC is right at home with some more modern synth equipment — he’s produced unused tracks for the Mass Effect II soundtrack. If you listen carefully, there’s a blend of these styles; so don’t call it 8-bit when you’ve got strings like this backing it up.
This album goes toe-to-toe with his previous album Imposter Nostalgia and, in my opinion, comes out on top. It’s got a more mature cadence to the tracklist and doesn’t lose any of its old school charm along the way.
And, by the way if you’ve played Threes for iOS/Android (and you should - it’s far superior to the 1024/2048 clones that followed it), it’s worth noting that BGC also did the awesome soundtrack for that game.

Physical loot came in from Big Giant Circles / Jimmy Hinson album The Glory Days kickstarter. BGC is best known for his chiptunes, which it seems almost redundant to explain are video game inspired. What I mean is that you’ll catch familiar SFX pops in the music that, yes, probably did get pulled right out of Street Fighter II. More than that, BGC is right at home with some more modern synth equipment — he’s produced unused tracks for the Mass Effect II soundtrack. If you listen carefully, there’s a blend of these styles; so don’t call it 8-bit when you’ve got strings like this backing it up.

This album goes toe-to-toe with his previous album Imposter Nostalgia and, in my opinion, comes out on top. It’s got a more mature cadence to the tracklist and doesn’t lose any of its old school charm along the way.

And, by the way if you’ve played Threes for iOS/Android (and you should - it’s far superior to the 1024/2048 clones that followed it), it’s worth noting that BGC also did the awesome soundtrack for that game.

Apr 28

My finish line track from last week’s half marathon in Carmel, Indiana.

(Personal record - 2:05:47 - crossing the finish hand-in-hand with the better half.)

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