Keiji Yamagishi isn't a household name but if you were playing video games say, 25 years ago, you know the sound of his erratic musical madness. He's the composer behind the music in classic games like Ninja Gaiden, Tecmo Bowl, and Captain Tsubasa. Now he's finally released a record of his own.
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Do you have any contenders? Must be from an actual game.
And to think your parents claimed you were wasting your life playing thousands of hours of video games as a kid. Little did they know you were actually building up important musical skills that could one day see you performing at Carnegie Hall—at least if they let you play this fantastic Pianocade keyboard/video…
I had a minor heart attack/major heart palpitations today when Gizmodo's Brent Rose (whom we all affectionately call Ace) told me that The Smiths were going to be on SNL next week. It's not true! Put away the eyeliner, fellas!
Chiptune fans and anyone nostalgic for a bygone, simpler era in electronic music will be delighted by Swedish tinkerer Linus Åkesson's ingenius Chipophone. The homemade instrument crams an 8-bit synthesizer into the body of a handsome old electric organ.
When Nikola Tesla invented his coil in 1891, he probably never imagined the ominous structures taking the place of the violin or French horn. But with time, anything's possible. Music trio ArcAttack adds its own spin to Tesla's dream machine.
Brooklyn's Blip Festival 2008, which is taking place this weekend, December 4th through 7th, is a celebration of modders, music, vintage game consoles, and graphics. Artists come from all over the world to perform electronic music created with Game Boys, Commodore 64s, and Famicoms, and it's more than just bleeps and…