Game Music Bundle 4

It’s that time again – time for another Game Music Bundle! You’d best read quickly, though, because the bundle ends tonight.
Edit: I clearly don’t know what the countdown does; last night it hit ’0′ and added more music and a week. I don’t know why it adds instead of ends, but on the offchance it ends after this countdown, head on over and grab some stuff!

If you’re concerned about timing, here’s the tl;dr version:
There are good albums, and you should buy them. Pay $10 or more to get the second tier too – it’s worth it.

Spelunky OST

Eirik Suhrke was in charge of the soundtrack for Spelunky, the adorable Indiana-Jones-esque platformer that took the internet and XBox by storm a little while back. Each piece is relatively short, but contains the essence of a level. It’s quite fun listening to the chippy/synthy pieces and feeling like you’re sneaking through a jungle or stalking through some caves. If you want a flavour for it, you can play an in-browser demo here.

Retro City Rampage

While the previous album is more classic platformer OST, this album by virt, Freaky DNA, and Norrin Radd maintains a high level of energy throughout. If you like upbeat chiptunes, this is absolutely an album for you – these three artists help add a fair amount of variety so the album doesn’t get old.

Indie Game: The Movie

I don’t know about you, but since I was introduced to the Sword & Sworcery LP, I keep my eyes open for anything by Jim Guthrie. This means that when word of Indie Game: The Movie started making the rounds of the internet, I got excited – and for good reason. The style ranges from chill to playful to almost ominous, using a more instrumental feeling with hints of almost abstract techno. All in all, it’s a lovely album.

Dear Esther

The word I’d use to describe this album by Jessica Curry is “haunting.” This orchestral album usually focuses on one or two lonely-sounding instruments, like the piano and the violin crying out to each other across the tracks. It’s tough describing the album with words other than “lonely” and “haunting,” but it is really beautiful.

Shoot Many Robots

And lastly, standing in stark contrast to the previous albums is this one by Disasterpeace. Bluesy with plenty of twangy guitars and the occasional harmonica, this soundtrack is a whole boatload of fun. I honestly don’t think there’s anything better suited to rednecks shooting robots.

AND MORE!

And if you’re willing to beat $10, you get this whole bonus section that I really like. There’s a whole whack of stuff from Joypad Records, Kanto Symphony (I’ve mentioned before how much I love Pokemon Reorchestrated), an epic homemade Skyrim theme cover, the album/comic Adventure in Pixels, and Jottobot.

Let’s face it: this is an amazing deal, full of albums I already know and love. I think it’s worth the $10 for you to get to know and love them too.