How does it feel when you got no Grooves? Five-one blaze it everyone! It’s a new VGG podcast, and we once again got the munchies for video game music on vinyl records! Don’t touch that desk calendar, and join us for our latest and dankest episode yet!
Paul and Jeremy are joined today by Ryan Huff of One Run Records, who has a brand-new announcement for a really stellar initial release, but is also one of the biggest weird-audio nerds we’ve ever met. We jaw a bit about what’s actually coming from the new label, but then we roll right into today’s dank offerings!
We begin with a hit of Flyrule: A Terrible Fate, by Shag. This Majora’s Mask-themed (yet Link-to-the-Past-skinned) release has us pondering the mood and themes of the game, as well as the flowing yet edgy beat and samples from Shag’s sophomore game vinyl. Ryan picks a couple of his favorite tracks from this stylish record and we let the dankness flow. We continue with a bit of a harder sound with Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number from iam8bit. Another second-in-a-series, HLM2 continues the tradition of being excellent and listenable, while going even harder than its predecessor. There’s so much good music and art in this release, we may just have to break the “2-per” rule. You’ll have to listen to find out!
We keep blazing with the new releases and news, highlighting the best bets for you to spend your cash or pass to the lefthand side. A few newsworthy announcements and other highlights of the last couple of weeks will definitely stoke some paranoia in your wallet, but we try to keep it mellow.
Finally, we dig into the news that Bandcamp is beginning to roll out a vinyl pressing service for artists on its service. We discuss what the ramifications of this might be and whether it’s all good or all great for the video game vinyl market and artists in general. It’s a good and legal time (in several states) so why not join us?
Outro: “Zora Hall” – Flyrule: A Terrible Fate, by Shag
Oure Limited Edition (Red Art Games)
Kingdom Come Deliverance (Official Store)
Below Original Soundtrack (Jim Guthrie Bandcamp) (crowdfund)
FRACT (Qrates) (crowdfund)
Cuphead 2xLP (iam8bit)
BLAM! Machinehead (Nathan McCree)
Finnsids (Official Site)
Mario & Chill (GameChops Bandcamp)