THIS IS HUGE EDITION!: April 22nd to May 1st! – AO Radio Weekly Update
Probably one of those massive updates we have ever undertaken on this Radio station in terms of content this week! From the strange to the soothing, the far out there to the bring you right home this week should bring hopefully a wider pallette of video game game music as well as music inspired by video games!
Featured Composer – 12 Followers/Meteo Xavier
OCREmixer and Composer “Meteo Xavier” was kind enough to have us play both of his albums Espers and MetroCity Vol.1 on Alpha Omega Radio!
New CD/Digital Release
On April 20th we saw the release of Big Giant Circles (Jimmy Hinson) of “Mass effect: Remixes” a collection of remixes by Big Giant Circles in 2008 paying tribute to Jack Wall, Sam Hulick, David Kates, and Brian DiDomenico! This week we thought to also include not only this album as well his other recently released album Legacy: Mass Effect a collection of unreleased tracks from Mass effect 2 and B-sides from Another Galaxy a series of unreleased tracks from Mass Effect by Sam Hulick.
As well Traci Hines along with Adam Gubman released their track “Cause and Effect” A Mass effect inspired track on April 22 on iTunes and Amazon Mp3. Alpha Omega radio will be showcasing this track all week long!
As a special promotion of this intense blitz of everything Mass Effect we will be giving away 3 copies of “Legacy by Big Giant Circles this week! If we can get to 100+ Twitter Followers (MUST BE PEOPLE) by the end of this week there will be three draws to win a copy the amazing soundtrack! (Everyone who has followed us before is still entitled to winning! *Only individuals will be entered into the draw*Sorry Game Studio Accounts*)
Legacy & Mass Effect: Remixes: Composer & Arranger: Jimmy Hinson
Purchase on BandCamp
B-Side from Another Galaxy: Composer: Sam Hulick
Purchase on Bandcamp
New Game Release of the Week
Although FEZ has been climbing the charts on XBLA for the last couple of weeks, the amazing soundtrack by DisasterPeace was released on April 20th 2012! So not only will we be playing that all this week but also the remix album arranged by Decktronic!
FEZ: Original Soundtrack: Composer: DisasterPeace
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FEZ: Remixes: Arranged by: Decktonic
Download for FREE on BandCamp
The Retro Machine
To support Chris Huselbeck’s kickstarter project on releasing the Turrican Anthology we are playing all week long the soundtrack to Turrican!
“I’d like to create a Turrican Soundtrack Anthology Limited Edition Box Set, with nearly all of the music from the Turrican Series of Games. At least 3 CDs will contain these brand new, pristine studio recordings. Even music pieces that were featured on the 1993 Turrican Soundtrack CD will be newly recorded and arranged to update their sound. Highlights will include for the first time: the whole ‘Turrican 2 Title’, ‘Credits’ (all versions), ‘Metal Stars’, ‘Tower of Morgul’, ‘Unidirectional Flight’, ‘Concerto for Laser and Enemies’ and ‘Hall of Heroes’ – all as full length recordings/arrangements.” – Chris Huselbeck
Chris Huselbecks’ Kickstarter: Kickstarter.
Composer: Chris Huselbeck
Learn More @ Locomalito.com
A night at the Opera
With the blessing from Tommy Tallirico himself we are going a little bit rock and orchestrated during “A Night at the Opera” with both Video Games Live Volume 1 and Volume 2: Levels! If you haven’t been to a VGL concert do yourself a favor and check out when the next VGL concert is coming near your town!
Composer: Koji Kondo
Furious Fighting Hour
Composed by: Dan Forden
Arrow to the Ear
Composed by: Inon Zur
Composed by: Peter McConnell
Composed by: Hitoshi Sakimoto
Composer: Kenji Ito
Arrangers: Kenji Ito, quad
Afternoon in D Minor
Compser: Masashi Hamauzu
Arranger: Masashi Hamauzu
WOw, what a great way to end the month of April! We haven’t even gotten into what VGM Awesome has cooked up for this week! Tune in and keep spreading the word on Video Game Music!
The Alpha Omega Radio Team