Thursday, May 01, 2008

Choose a Player

Anthony and the GM4A crew, who, unlike me, seem to know how to meet a release date, have dropped the 50 megaton nerd music bomb that is Here Comes a New Challenger: 22 tracks, 35 artists, over 18 hours of music. Okay, that last part is a lie, but the compilation offers an amazing experience for fans of geeky hip-hop, chiptunes, and game music all the same. Everyone involved has poured blood, sweat, and tears into the project, and I highly suggest you check it out.

On the off chance you’ve not yet downloaded this labor of nerdy love, allow me to include a link to the relevant materials. I’ll even give you a second to open the page, right-click on the appropriate hypertext and hit Save Link As.







Done?

Good.

Like any large-form, multi-artist collaboration, there’s certainly something for everyone, and, while I’d love to suggest my personal faves – “F-Bombs and 1-Ups” by Dot.AY vs. ZOMBIES! ORGANIZE!!, “Rush’n Attack” by Dibiase vs. O-Phrap, and “Champion Hero” by Videogame Orchestra vs. Dual Core, just to name a few (And lest I forget Doctor Octoroc's amazing contributions both through the phenomenal cover art and on the album itself!!!) – I’d really like to hear your input. What tracks are you feeling?

Speak up. Don't be shy.


7 comments:

Anthony said...

so what are the odds you can get a chance to review this album eh?

antisoc said...

It's probably the awesomest thing I've heard this year. This is easily on par with any ocremix project.

WildgOphers said...

Schweet! Just what I've been itchin for for past couple days.

Category said...

Full album review would be lovely!

I wouldn't know what to pick as the best track - this is the best nerdy compilation I've heard.

It has something for everyone, and it is all AWESOME.

Truly - it actually inspires awe within me.

Z. said...

I'd love to, Ant, but I'm stretched a little thin at present. I'll see what I can work out in the not-too-distant future.

I concur, Soc.

Yeah, gOphers, I was hotly anticipating it too.

Well said, Cat. :)

Anthony said...

haha no worries Z, i imagine you have your hands full with those young'uns according to your twitter

also, soc said he wanted to get down on the next one, so expect a call (i.e. email) from me in a couple months!

Z. said...

I would love to hear Soc on the next comp. Suffice it to say his contribution to the next HP album is a high point!