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Spacedad
Sep 11, 2001

We go play orbital catch around the curvature of the earth, son.


Sabel posted:

Need more video games that resemble old fantasy art that isn't grimdark D&D poo poo. Mass Effect had a good thing going with the Syd Mead and we need more stuff like that.


and I wish Patrick Nagel was still alive

Too bad the mass effect series gameplay revolved mostly around being cover based shootmans with boring guns. (Aside from a few fun powers and a couple of the superweapons being crazy freaky.) Not to say they couldn't have guns, just that there was an opportunity for more cool use of science and psychic stuff than what they had. This was originally grown out of the work bioware did on the KOTOR games, but there was no 'elegent and better than a blaster' lightsaber type weapon for gunless psi-soldier troops, nor was there an option for the spockish or doctor who ish science-favoring types who would want to end battles using clever physics & matter manipulation tools or something. I like the idea of a future where methods of old warfare - including guns - wind up phased out, and where battles are more like science-manipulated rubicks cubes you have to solve.

Spacedad fucked around with this message at Dec 29, 2013 around 17:16

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Al Cowens
Aug 11, 2004

by WE B Bourgeois


Spacedad posted:

Too bad the mass effect series gameplay revolved mostly around being cover based shootmans with boring guns. (Aside from a few fun powers and a couple of the superweapons being crazy freaky.) Not to say they couldn't have guns, just that there was an opportunity for more cool use of science and psychic stuff than what they had. This was originally grown out of the work bioware did on the KOTOR games, but there was no 'elegent and better than a blaster' lightsaber type weapon for gunless psi-soldier troops, nor was there an option for the spockish or doctor who ish science-favoring types who would want to end battles using clever physics & matter manipulation tools or something. I like the idea of a future where methods of old warfare - including guns - wind up phased out, and where battles are more like science-manipulated rubicks cubes you have to solve.
I want to play what was described in the codex.

Spacedad
Sep 11, 2001

We go play orbital catch around the curvature of the earth, son.


Sabel posted:

I want to play what was described in the codex.

What was described in the codex? (Never read.)

Disco Pope
Dec 6, 2004

Spoiled Victorian Goon.


It's called retrowave because when someone tells me they like this poo poo, I turn away and wave goodbye.

Seriously, though a lot of this stuff is really fun and it can be empowering to feel like walking to work or driving to the gym is being soundtracked by Vangelis.

Al Cowens
Aug 11, 2004

by WE B Bourgeois


Spacedad posted:

What was described in the codex? (Never read.)
All the better ideas from sci-fi that have already been effectively mined by other space games of different genres and especially that Chris Roberts space game that won't ever come out and looks like vaporware scam trash to sucker nerds like us

Ghost Head
Sep 16, 2008


Sabel posted:

All the better ideas from sci-fi that have already been effectively mined by other space games of different genres and especially that Chris Roberts space game that won't ever come out and looks like vaporware scam trash to sucker nerds like us

Not even the ideas for that game look all that interesting. Maybe I just haven't seen enough but it pretty much just looks like a dogfighting game with spatial continuity between walking around the hanger, boarding your ship and shooting dudes in space.

Ghost Head
Sep 16, 2008


by the way, for the poster on the previous page who complained about there being no singing in this genre, you should check out Le Cassette

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOw0...as6qSfQ&index=6

Tighclops
Jan 23, 2008

PARTY ON, GARTH OF IZAR


I thought I was the only one who liked this poo poo, you guys are awesome.

Better Fred Than Dead
Jan 1, 2006

"I'm gay"


Fallen Rib

Tighclops posted:

I thought I was the only one who liked this poo poo, you guys are awesome.

toy
Apr 19, 2001


Sabel posted:

Is there a name for that kind of dreamy, more optimistic space age stuff that evokes thoughts of interstellar space travel and not dystopian cyberpunk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dkx_PWjzbTM like so

There was a network of music blogs circa 2007-2010 that posted a lot of the contemporary tracks listed here (often alongside "new rave" like Justice etc.) and also a lot of older stuff which they labeled "space disco." and was more in the vein of what you're talking about. I don't have the old links handy but theres a genre name at least.

FreudianSlippers
Apr 12, 2010

Shooting and Fucking
are the same thing!


Cyril Sneer posted:

its just called "retro wave" dummy.



It's New Wave of New Wave, silly.

or possibly New Wave of New Wave of New Wave since New Wave of New Wave was more of a mid 90's thing.

Better Fred Than Dead
Jan 1, 2006

"I'm gay"


Fallen Rib

Watch Drive.

crusader_complex
Jun 4, 2012


Iron Prince posted:

i like this music but i still wish you were banned and this thread was gassed

thanks for the links; gently caress you

Young Freud
Nov 25, 2006



Ghost Head posted:

by the way, for the poster on the previous page who complained about there being no singing in this genre, you should check out Le Cassette

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOw0...as6qSfQ&index=6

Perturbator's last album "Sexualizer" had nothing but vocal tracks.

Tin Tim
Jun 4, 2012

Live by the pun - Die by the pun


Can I just post all my bookmarks itt?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beZIdlS3hJw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yg8dtxRaZY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnWahrA8Md8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1rr_-ZA4wM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5b7cj4zWiyo

E:

Zenith Nadir posted:

that perturbator album is my most listened to album of 2013, for better or worse. good poo poo


Spacedad posted:

Yes and that is my point. You pretty much have to manually sort through it yourself - it's like an online version of the experience of leafing through record albums and finding something that in spite of its shortcomings appeals to you personally somehow. You can do that with music in general, but it's particularly fun for me with new retro wave given how well the music style meshes with my interest in video games.
This is a good post. I regularly take an hour or so from the week, and just dig for music. There really is a lot of garbage that nobody needs, but when you find that one banger it's

Tin Tim fucked around with this message at Dec 29, 2013 around 22:07

FactsAreUseless
Feb 16, 2011


FreudianSlippers posted:

It's New Wave of New Wave, silly.

or possibly New Wave of New Wave of New Wave since New Wave of New Wave was more of a mid 90's thing.
Brian Eno was already doing poo poo with synths and analog sampling in the 70s that's more cutting-edge than this self-referential nonsense.

Breakfast Feud
Feb 7, 2007


Fun Shoe

I was gonna hate on this thread because some of the music is not like the stuff I listen to, but I can't hate on that kn1ght song and future fantasy art. Pulp sci fi is best sci fi.









Ghost Head
Sep 16, 2008


Something I wanted to ask: what did you all think of Hotline Miami? I think it fits into this movement pretty well but i didn't like that the portrait art was done in that deliberately crude "DIY" style that seems to be common in indie games. I think the feel of the game was diminished a little by trying to reconcile that with the neon palette and synth music that game was using to try and evoke the 80s. It would be better if the portrait art was a little crisper with more contrast and dramatic shading. That said, the soundtrack was totally amazing. I loved almost every song but Miami Disco was easily the best

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRtxavxTmiY

Tin Tim
Jun 4, 2012

Live by the pun - Die by the pun


Ghost Head posted:

Something I wanted to ask: what did you all think of Hotline Miami?
Great soundtrack, but I also didn't really feel the pixely look they went for. The colors were good, just the style fell flat for me. I had some fun with the game, but it wasn't groundbreaking.

On the other hand, this was/is pure awesome
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dofacvjRkc

Nubile Hillock posted:

I was gonna hate on this thread because some of the music is not like the stuff I listen to, but I can't hate on that kn1ght song and future fantasy art. Pulp sci fi is best sci fi.










Sick art! I especially like the second to last one. Where's that from?

Tin Tim fucked around with this message at Dec 30, 2013 around 19:30

Toadvine
Mar 16, 2009



I went back in history to find this thread and grab some new music, so why not bring it back like the genre suggests.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVUo4W4XFiI
I discovered Danger alongside Kavinsky and Justice, now I'm waiting for him (or her idk) to become a household name as well (and deservedly so)

Spacedad posted:

The draw of new retro wave for me is the idea that technology in filmmaking and games (as well as music production) has caught up with the cyberpunk ideas of the past. We basically *can* make those weird 'future games' we would see in 80s movies now. We *can* make amateur movies with surprisingly good digital special effects. We *can* create animated films with the visual techniques of the past but realized in the fidelity and attention to detail of today.

This music video, and Justice's other work, trend lightly towards 70s dystopia and disco but I like what you're saying.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gxu248aD6PY

Toadvine fucked around with this message at Jan 5, 2014 around 18:24

Breakfast Feud
Feb 7, 2007


Fun Shoe

Tin Tim posted:

Great soundtrack, but I also didn't really feel the pixely look they went for. The colors were good, just the style fell flat for me. I had some fun with the game, but it wasn't groundbreaking.

On the other hand, this was/is pure awesome
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dofacvjRkc

Sick art! I especially like the second to last one. Where's that from?

It's from the https://www.darkroastedblend.com series on Japanese pop sci fi. Just search sci fi and you'll get a ton of stuff. They have a lot of USSR/Japanese sci fi art and it's just as amazing as it sounds.

Mumpy Puffinz
Aug 11, 2008



Grimey Drawer


No don't! Its a goddam bad movie

Al Cowens
Aug 11, 2004

by WE B Bourgeois


Hi, does this video fit in this thread? I don't think I've seen it posted in these yet.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJVQJ4-n_cA

Mumpy Puffinz
Aug 11, 2008



Grimey Drawer

Sabel posted:

Hi, does this video fit in this thread? I don't think I've seen it posted in these yet.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJVQJ4-n_cA

Is this thread about horrible 80s movies?
I really can't remember.

Young Freud
Nov 25, 2006



Toadvine posted:

This music video, and Justice's other work, trend lightly towards 70s dystopia and disco but I like what you're saying.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gxu248aD6PY

Man, you can't put up Justice without putting this ode to branding graphics from the 80s, including the HBO "Starship" and Stephen J. Cannell...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiDsLRQg_g4

IzzyFnStradlin
Jun 19, 2004
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: this sovereign citizen stuff might be closer to the truth than we are willing to admit.

im confused....is this actually music from the 1980s, or music from 2010s made to sound like it's from the 1980s?

Al Cowens
Aug 11, 2004

by WE B Bourgeois


The video for Bruno Mars - Locked Out of Heaven is really bad because they've got a bunch of obvious digital effects trying to make it look like a bootleg VHS from the 80s but it obviously doesn't. They could have just got an actual VCR and made 3rd, 4th, 5th-gen copies of itself. (EP mode)

IzzyFnStradlin posted:

im confused....is this actually music from the 1980s, or music from 2010s made to sound like it's from the 1980s?
The latter and it's glorious.

Al Cowens fucked around with this message at Jan 5, 2014 around 18:31

Toadvine
Mar 16, 2009



Young Freud posted:

Man, you can't put up Justice without putting this ode to branding graphics from the 80s, including the HBO "Starship" and Stephen J. Cannell...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiDsLRQg_g4

This might as well be required reading itt (the visual elements anyway, not so much the tune)

More Danger
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4f2g1Hqpp8Q

Toadvine fucked around with this message at Jan 5, 2014 around 19:01

Bilal
Feb 20, 2012



Perturbator is a fuckin' weirdo



Just thought I would bring this to light

Bilal
Feb 20, 2012



Also if you download anything from the new retro wave bandcamp, do NOT actually pay any money for it, the new retro wave guy running it is an rear end in a top hat who puts those tracks in compilations usually without the artist's knowledge and he keeps any money that comes in for himself

Alec Bald Snatch
Sep 12, 2012

by exmarx


zombi's pretty sweet but they haven't put out anything in the past couple years

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQIwRyX0ASk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dc00hVomuIw

Young Freud
Nov 25, 2006



Bilal posted:

Perturbator is a fuckin' weirdo



Just thought I would bring this to light

Dude, you've seen the cover of Sexualizer? And his next album Dangerous Days, right? They are both

Bilal
Feb 20, 2012



There are literally hundreds of people making this type of music but nobody ever posts anything that's not kavinsky or perturbator. Here's a list of good artists:

Cobra Copter
Bestrack
Vincenzo Salvia
Navigateur
Carpenter Brut
Dance with the Dead
Le Matos
Chaconne
Garth Knight
Palm Highway Chase
Highway Superstar
Sellorekt LA Dreams
ForeignBlade
Andy Fink
Gost
Glass Mirrors
Protector 101
Dallas Campbell
Niky Nine
Seipa
Rain Sword
Amazing Police
Flash Arnold
Action Jackson
Compilerbau
Alexaandre

that's all off the top of my head and there's tons more I'm forgetting and I'm not even including all the vaporwave artists with all the weird characters and Japanese letters in their names. Follow maniacsynth on Youtube, he posts waaaaay more stuff than NRW guy.

Tin Tim
Jun 4, 2012

Live by the pun - Die by the pun


Sabel posted:

Hi, does this video fit in this thread? I don't think I've seen it posted in these yet.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJVQJ4-n_cA
The borders in this genre are really fluid, but I'd say yes, Nero does fit. This is also a sweet jam from him

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiojdDs8wwk

Le Matos has already been mentioned I think, but I'll do it again because they have great tracks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3VPlgsPjDY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkH-xzXKqUc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3t12rTeq5Q



Bilal posted:

There are literally hundreds of people making this type of music but nobody ever posts anything that's not kavinsky or perturbator. Here's a list of good artists:

Cobra Copter
Bestrack
Vincenzo Salvia
Navigateur
Carpenter Brut
Dance with the Dead
Le Matos
Chaconne
Garth Knight
Palm Highway Chase
Highway Superstar
Sellorekt LA Dreams
ForeignBlade
Andy Fink
Gost
Glass Mirrors
Protector 101
Dallas Campbell
Niky Nine
Seipa
Rain Sword
Amazing Police
Flash Arnold
Action Jackson
Compilerbau
Alexaandre
Lots of pro clicks right here!

Al Cowens
Aug 11, 2004

by WE B Bourgeois


These are great. Thanks for posting, Tin Tim and Bilal. I'm still going to like Perturbator's music even if he posts NWS hentai on facebook tho

various cheeses
Jan 24, 2013



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGSSgequjaE

This is a p good genre of music.


gently caress I wish I could find another track like this.

various cheeses fucked around with this message at Jan 5, 2014 around 19:24

Tin Tim
Jun 4, 2012

Live by the pun - Die by the pun


Sabel posted:

I'm still going to like Perturbator's music even if he posts NWS hentai on facebook tho
Same

Here's something a bit softer with lyrics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGAJzraCbPQ

Kristine is a pretty good singer and I would make love to her voice

IzzyFnStradlin
Jun 19, 2004
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: this sovereign citizen stuff might be closer to the truth than we are willing to admit.

Bilal posted:

There are literally hundreds of people making this type of music but nobody ever posts anything that's not kavinsky or perturbator. Here's a list of good artists:

Cobra Copter
Bestrack
Vincenzo Salvia
Navigateur
Carpenter Brut
Dance with the Dead
Le Matos
Chaconne
Garth Knight
Palm Highway Chase
Highway Superstar
Sellorekt LA Dreams
ForeignBlade
Andy Fink
Gost
Glass Mirrors
Protector 101
Dallas Campbell
Niky Nine
Seipa
Rain Sword
Amazing Police
Flash Arnold
Action Jackson
Compilerbau
Alexaandre

that's all off the top of my head and there's tons more I'm forgetting and I'm not even including all the vaporwave artists with all the weird characters and Japanese letters in their names. Follow maniacsynth on Youtube, he posts waaaaay more stuff than NRW guy.
Which of these artists have vocals? I can't stand instrumental pop music. I need vocals. Thanks.

Bilal
Feb 20, 2012



IzzyFnStradlin posted:

Which of these artists have vocals? I can't stand instrumental pop music. I need vocals. Thanks.


Check out Dana Jean Phoenix, Miranda Carey, and the aforementioned Kristine and Sunglasses Kid.

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I'm Crap
Aug 15, 2001


Like with the \/\/17{|-| |-|/\|_|5555 and aquapunklol fads before it, some of this music is okay, in a low-effort sorta way, but the bullshit made-up nerd "movement" surrounding it is essentially the worst poo poo ever. Welp, see ya

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