Music May 2, 2012 @ 14:57

Mesmerizing 8-Bit Music

Just in case you’ve landed here (ah, there you are!), you’re interested in games and you haven’t heard about Fez yet. Play this game and while you’re doing that, stop to listen to its music every now and then. I couldn’t help myself and bought the soundtrack almost immediately when it became available.

The album is composed to sound like it came directly out of an old NES box, adding to the pixelated retro-experience Fez is. Every sound is carefully constructed from simple oscillators and noise generators. But if you listen closely, you’ll hear that almost every sound is imperfect and slightly out of tune to contribute to the effect of nostalgia. The whole thing carries that feeling of ‘back then’, just wonderful!

Listen and/or buy here