Saturday, 27 June 2015

Saturday Soundtrack: Transistor


After a slight hiatus, I hope to be returning to my Saturday Soundtracks series, which highlights music in video games that have really stood out for me and are worth talking about,

Having only recently bought and played this title, I am in a mood to rave about it to people who perhaps haven't already had the chance to try it and to share experiences with fellow players. At the heart of Transistor, a real time and turn-based brawler in an isometric view (similar to SuperGiant Games' other title Bastion), is the incredible attention to detail that makes up the beautiful world and the soundtrack, which in the case of Transistor is an essential element of the plot as well as an excuse for a damn fine score.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Brighton Music Conference 2015 - Pics and show floor

Now that the dust has settled, here's a quick look at the offerings in and around the show floor at this year's Brighton Music conference on the Friday. While the size of the exhibition area is not as big as some of the larger exhibitions in Germany or the US, the exhibition area was split in two areas: one dedicated to music production (including synthesisers, keyboard controllers and the like) and the other half looking at club furniture (such as lasers, booths and DJ equipment), with lots of other organisations like the PRS, Loopmasters and music schools in attendance. 

Monday, 4 May 2015

4th May

In another wonderful "Today I Learned...", Google's front page highlights the birthday of the inventor of the piano, Bartolomeo Cristofori, in a charming little Google Doodle. 

It's amazing to think that the piano is nearly 400 years old and continues to influence all manner of music.

External Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bartolomeo_Cristofori