Posted 2013-09-04, evaluated by djpretzel
We're back from PAX - thanks to all who came to our panel or just stopped us in the halls to chat for a bit! We had a great time, as always, and it was particularly awesome to have Grant Kirkhope & Tommy Tallarico in the audience for our presentation! Speaking of Tommy, we're psyched to be posting this mix (!!) of some classic Pac-Man themes he did with Dweezil Zappa (!!) that was originally released as part of the soundtrack to Pac-Man World Rally back in 2006! The timing is conducive to the following pimpage:
There are only 8 days left for the Video Games Live Level 3 kickstarter!!!
Tommy & VGL have been doing amazing things for video game music, have reached out to fans and artists alike the world over to put together shows that incorporate diverse talent and feature a wide variety of your favorite game music, and fairly recently Jillian Aversa joined the VGL ranks & has performed at several shows, including an amazing Blizzard-focused concert in China! Livin' the dream!! Point being, this is a great kickstarter to contribute to & helping VGL release a third album is a very worthwhile goal! Still not convinced?
Hear Tommy & Jill make their case themselves!!
I just backed it myself, I'm pretty darn confident it'll be awesome, and any support you can give Tommy & co. in their enduring quest to globally evangelize VGM should be money well spent! Now on to the music... it's a little odd to be posting a mix that was actually released as part of a game soundtrack, but when that soundtrack itself was arranging classic Pac-Man themes, and when it's a Tallarico-Zappa collab, well... that's pretty sick. Dweezil contributed as a performer to the first VGL album and as both arranger & performer to the Conker: Live and Reloaded Original Soundtrack, so he's got some additional VGM roots, but it's especially awesome that the two of them recorded this specific track in the same studio that Frank Zappa used... as I was telling Tommy at PAX, I'm a huge FZ fan and Apostrophe was my jam in high school. This mix, while brief, incorporates some classic Pac-Man themes and riffs & rocks around them in an upbeat style that blends guitars, retro-synths, & slick beats for an homage to some of gaming's earliest memorable melodies. It's fun stuff, I was glad that it jived with our standards enough to post it, and I think it kinda shows what Tommy's all about - respect for VGM past, present, and future, which he's been doing a great job expressing through Video Games Live for several years now! Help VGL take things to the next level with another album, and enjoy the mix!
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Sources Arranged (3 Songs, 3 Games)
- Primary Game:
Pac-Man (Namco, 1980, ARC)
Music by Toshio Kai
- "Start Music"
- Additional Game:
Ms. Pac-Man (Midway, 1982, ARC)
- "Act 1: They Meet"
- Additional Game:
Pac-in-Time (Namco, 1995, SNES)
Music by Frédéric Motte
- Electric Guitar, Synth
- Origin > Collaboration
Time > Duration: Short
Time > Tempo: Fast
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- Size: 3,339,949 bytes
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