Indie Games – The Great Tale of the Little Ones Vol.2 [Tribute Album]

Hello guys, I’m really excited to present you our very first album of 2019!
And what an album… The 2nd volume of our series dedicated to Indie Games music.
After “The Great Tale of the Little Ones” in 2016 here is the Vol.2 of what’s going to be an annual thing!
We focused on games released from 2015 to 2018. So in early 2020 for the Vol.3 we’ll focus on games from 2016 to 2019 etc etc.
I already can tell you that we were super excited to work on this project and everybody involved did a really good job, I hope you’ll appreciate it =)

You can download our album for free by clicking on this picture =>

The Great Tale of the Little Ones [Mordra]

Or directly with this link: https://www.mediafire.com/file/53yz5y2aluqyl1m/Pixel+Mixers+-+The+Great+Tale+of+the+Little+Ones+%5BVol.2%5D.zip

This album features 54 tracks from 36 Indie Games, including: Undertale, Celeste, Hollow Knight, A Hat in Time, Stardew Valley, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, Furi, Ori and the Blind Forest, Overcooked, Pyre, Cuphead, Deltarune and more!
62 musicians did their best to honour those great songs and the result is a 3 discs album, for more than 3 hours of music!

And guess what? You can listen to it directly on Youtube!

Disc 1

 

 

Disc 2

 

Disc 3

You can also vote for your favourite songs of album!
Part 1: https://www.strawpoll.me/17494520
Part 2: https://www.strawpoll.me/17494539
Part 3: https://www.strawpoll.me/17494566

Project Director: Hashel https://www.youtube.com/c/Hashel
Artwork: Mordra https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOXEY4Xcu5F38j832x2U33A
Album Mastering: Ro Panuganti https://www.youtube.com/user/Swiggles1987

Cool Links:
– Pixel Mixers FB https://www.facebook.com/PixelMixers/
– Pixel Mixers Twitter https://twitter.com/Pixel_Mixers
– Pixel Mixers Discord https://discord.gg/2YmK66G

Our 22 previous free VGM Tribute Albums: https://pixel-mixers.com/2018/04/08/pixel-mixers-albums-list/

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School Days by Bullicann [EP]

bullicann_-_school_days-e1550866345754.pngBullicann, a veteran Pixel Mixers‘ member, just released his first EP “School Days”!
Why not taking a listen while you read?
“My name is Ben, I go under the name Bullicann online for my music stuff. I’m 23 years old and from California, USA.
My idea as a musician is to try and make something unique with every song that I do. For example, if a certain song has a tendency to be done in a certain style, i make it a point to not try to make it the same as the others. Overall though, im a big fan of metal music, so everything i do tends to be metal in some way, with some influences from classic rock and blues.
School Days originally was written when I was in High School, around 2013. I had the music written since then, and some very poor lyrics to go with it. After graduating, i shelved the project until 2018, when i asked the very talented Psamathes to help me write some new lyrics and also to sing on the tracks. What you see today is the collaboration between the 2 of us working to put together the best of what we can offer as musicians.

For the track “After the Rain”, I wanted to write something similar to the early 2000’s pop-punk ballads. I noodled around for a bit on the guitar until I eventually wrote the lead guitar part that you hear. Fun fact for any music theory nerds, the chorus/main riff progression is actually 4 different major chords.

Bullicann_-_School_Days - Copia

For the track “Prisoners”, that song had actually gone through about 3 different versions before i finalized the one on the release. Kinda the same with the other track, i started out by messing around with lead lines until i got the one i liked. From there I tried out a few different chord progressions before settling on the classic one you hear. During the collaboration process with Psamathes, we kinda wanted to take this one a little bit heavier with the vocals/lyrics. So this one sort of drifted from a pop-punk sound to a more typical hard rock/heavy metal sound.

To conclude, I just want to say a huge thanks to Psamathes for helping me finally get these songs out. Also big thanks to the rest of the Pixel Mixer community for being so helpful and supportive.”

You can listen to School Days on Spotify or buy it on iTunes.

January’s Top 5 Up-Voted Covers

Welcome to the first top 5 most upvoted covers of 2019! Here’s the 5 covers which received the most upvotes on the VGCover/subreddit during January 

  • 1st) Mordra – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Character Medley

 

  • 2nd) Dr. Pez – VGM – Pokemon Ruby & Sapphire Medley

 

  • 3rd) Hashel – Donkey Kong Country – Aquatic Ambiance Band Cover Feat. Torby Brand, Mark Autumn, GameroftheWinds, & Ro Panuganti
    This track is from our recent Donkey Kong Country Album Treetop Tunes

 

  • 4th) Danilo Ciaffi -Donkey Kong Country 2 – Stickerbrush Symphony Post-Rock Cover Feat. Mark Autumn Lord Bif & Hashel
    Another track from Treetop Tunes! Download it here

 

  • 5th) Nah Tony – GameCube Startup Metal Arrangement

Thanks for voting for your favourite covers in January and hopefully we’ll see plenty of new people in the tops 5’s for this year!