SOUNDS FROM THE ABYSS

strange videogame music
Hal Cannon, Brad Fuller

—Practice Race

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Hal Cannon, Brad Fuller - Practice Race [from Marble Madness (Arcade)]

at the end of the hallway i found myself in an invitingly lit room with shapes of bright, solid neon colors - and i felt myself recede into a sort of internal, eternal understanding between myself and this machine

Brian Luzietti, Euphony

—ClayFighter

Brian Luzietti, Euphony - ClayFighter Theme [from ClayFighter (SNES)]

stacked deep within a decaying cardboard box, in the corner of a dusty old attic somewhere, one of my old VHS tapes suddenly emerged and begun singing this song to me

Tsukasa Masuko

—Dream

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Tsukasa Masuko - Dream [from Shin Megami Tensei (Super Famicom)]

my worries have landed me back here once again. a troubling development…

Rainer Nielsen

—Village

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Rainer Nielsen - Village [from Cedric and the Lost Sceptre (Amiga)]

the bustling, unstable jazz of everyday life cannot suppress those ancient melodies we tried to keep hidden from our sights

Tim Follin

—Title Music

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Tim Follin - Title Music [from Chronos: A Tapestry of Time (ZX Spectrum)]

the sea of time swirls and unfolds, wrapping itself mysteriously around our tightly-coiled bodies, coiling and uncoiling

Greg LoPiccolo

—Main Theme

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Greg LoPiccolo - Main Theme [from System Shock 1 (DOS)]

"In my talons, I shape clay, crafting life forms as I please. If I wish, I can smash it all. Around me is a burgeoning empire of steel. From my throne room, lines of power careen into the skies of Earth. My whims will become lightning bolts that raze the mounds of humanity. Out of the chaos, they will run and whimper, praying for me to end their tedious anarchy. I am drunk with this vision. God: the title suits me well."

Tommy Tallarico

—Bonus

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Tommy Tallarico - Bonus [from Earthworm Jim 2 (GBA)]

it gives me great pleasure to hear Mr. Tallarico’s work so gloriously butchered

David Whittaker

—Main Theme

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David Whittaker - Main Theme [from Panther (Atari 800)]

through the haze from the explosion i still could make out my next mission as it flickered onscreen

i made a Very Special Xmas present for everyone! it’s “A Very Pokey X-Mas”, my mix of 8-bit Atari chiptune music. about half of it is music from games, and the other half is scene music, all made on the infamous Atari 400/800/XL/XE Pokey chip. njoy!